CHICAGO – The University of Health Sciences Antigua is excited to announce a new partnership with Benedictine University, Lisle, Illinois, which will allow students to complete a combined MD/MPH degree. “The combined MD/MPH is a growing trend and we are excited to partner with Benedictine University to offer this to UHSA students,” says Adedayo Akande, Vice Chairman, UHSA Board of Trustees. Benedictine University’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program is built on a base of core courses that teach the foundations of public health concepts and processes. Each course has a conceptual, factual, and skill base. Students will complete coursework in biostatistics, epidemiology, management, policy, behavioral and social aspects of public health, environmental health and biology provides a scientific and practical base for public health practice. Elective courses may be taken in a variety of areas such as health education, finance, law and information technology. “UHSA is dedicated to training excellent physicians and this partnership will further provide students the knowledge and competency they need to become leaders in the health care workforce,” says Dr. Deborah Akande, UHSA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “By obtaining a combined degree, our future physicians will greatly further their career options. “ About the University of Health Sciences Antigua The University of Health Sciences Antigua is the only minority-owned medical school in the Caribbean. Founded in 1982, it is also one of the oldest private medical schools in the region. Taught by first-rate faculty, UHSA’s curriculum is based upon the curriculum of U.S. medical schools and stresses problem-based methods of teaching within the classroom. UHSA prides itself on providing a quality educational experience for all students and producing highly-trained and competent physicians who will provide healthcare throughout the world. For more information or to apply, please visit # # # Media Contact: Kim Cunningham Phone: +1 781-223-4042 UHSA-Benedictine-University-Partnership (PDF)