biostatistics

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    Associating Complications with patient characteristics

    I want to review ~1,000 OR cases for one specific procedure to look for patient and surgery characteristics, pre-existing conditions, etc that might predict certain postop complications. Many such articles are published with far too small a number of cases in order to draw any worthwhile...
  2. bsneuroscience

    Stats & Biostatistics

    Hello all, I am currently taking a statistics course as a freshman student, and I've heard medical schools and medicine in general use A LOT more of statistics than calculus. Should I take biostatistics next semester or take calc 1 and be done with my math prereqs? The biostats class is geared...
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    Is public health for me?

    Hey everyone! I need advice. I’m currently a pre med student about to start my junior year of college, but now I’m not so sure I want to become a doctor. I’m interested in disease, but I think I am better suited for research than clinical work. I am studying biological psychology in school and...
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    SMP vs MS in Biostats

    Hi everyone, I'm a 30-year-old untraditional student with a career in the tech industry, heavy on the statistics/programming. I took all my med school pre-reqs over the past couple of years, and applied to med school this year (MCAT 506, gpas ~3.4, thanks to a few C's from my undergrad 10...
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    Good Medical Schools for Statisticians?

    Hi All, I was a statistics major, applying this cycle. I want to treat patients (so applying for MD) but I love stats too much and want to continue to research/apply statistics to my MD work. Dream would be to work for the CDC. Does anyone know good medical schools that offer strong...
  6. K

    NYC Biostatistics Programs

    Hello all, I am planning on applying to MS (not MPH) in Biostatistics programs for next fall and am trying to land myself in NYC. Does anyone have any opinions on the quality of the various programs in the city? Which are worth the application? As of now I am aware of programs at Columbia...
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    MPH Information on CUNY SPH?

    Hello, Is there anyone that is very knowledgeable on CUNY SPH's biostatistics program? The program seem to be relatively new compared to others and it is very difficult to find any information on their program, nor could I find much in studentdoctor either. The faculty seems great with most...
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    General Debt for public health degrees?

    I'm currently deciding between doing an MPH in Biostatistics/Epidemiology at the University of Arizona vs. a MSPH at Johns Hopkins in the department of international health, with a concentration in global disease epidemiology and control (GDEC). I'm well aware that JHU is pretty much the best...
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    Having Difficulty Deciding on an MPH Public Health Concentration

    I entered my MPH program as a Community Health concentration (or its equivalent). However, now I'm having doubts about sticking with it because I'm afraid that it's not as marketable as other concentrations (ex. Epi/Biostats). I was considering switching into Epi/Biostats, but community health...
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    Public Health Concentrations

    I entered my MPH program as a Community Health concentration (or its equivalent). However, now I'm having doubts about sticking with it because I'm afraid that it's not as marketable as other concentrations (ex. Epi/Biostats). I was considering switching into Epi/Biostats, but community health...
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    MPH Having Difficulty Deciding on a Concentration

    I entered my MPH program as a Community Health concentration (or its equivalent). However, now I'm having doubts about sticking with it because I'm afraid that it's not as marketable as other concentrations (ex. Epi/Biostats). I was considering switching into Epi/Biostats, but community health...
  12. S

    Statistics vs Biostatistics...very confused!

    As I'm scrolling through pre-med reqs now it would seem some medical schools require statistics, but prefer biostatistics. I am enrolled to take elementary statistics next semester, and this statistics course specifically geared towards students who will later pursue graduate school in the...
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    Columbia: 6 credits of math..?

    Hey guys, Quick question. @Ari Rezaei, you might know this... I saw that for Columbia, you need 6 credits of mathematics. Does biostatistics count as a mathematics credit? I took an accelerated Calculus I course that was only 4 credits, and that is all I have taken because that is all I need as...
  14. ogleea

    Taking a Graduate Course Junior Year?

    So I'm currently in the process of planning my course schedule next fall. I'm going to be a junior, but I was considering taking a 1 credit hour, 8000+ level lecture on epidemiology and biostatistics. It isn't required, but I am interested in it and I think the content would be useful for me...
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    George Washington University vs. Georgetown for MS Biostatistics

    Greetings, I am planning on applying to a MS in Biostatistics in the Washington D.C. area for next fall and was wondering if anybody here can give me any pointers/advice on which school would be better for this specific program, George Washington U. or Georgetown? Unfortunately, I have not been...
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    MPH George Washington University vs. Rutgers University

    Hello all, I've been lurking on this forum since I began applying to MPH schools last year. April 15th is quickly approaching, and I need all the help I can get in making a decision. I've been accepted to (among 6 other schools) George Washington University and Rutgers University, both for...
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    MS in Biostatistics with non-math major?

    Hi all. I'm interested in pursuing an MS in Biostatistics (and possibly continuing on to do a PhD). However, I'm not a math or engineering major. I'll graduate with a BA in Cognitive Science with a ~3.6 GPA. I've taken two computer science course as part of my degree, as well as Calculus through...
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    Question for Tulane MPH Students: Epidemiology/Biostats

    I'm interested in epidemiology. I just got back from touring Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. I loved the faculty who I met with, the admissions director, and location of the school. I have a few questions about the school/program, I'd really appreciate the insight of...
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    Should I go straight for my MPH?

    Hi, I'm an undergraduate majoring in public health. I am a rising senior. I recently switched my major to public health in my junior year of college. Currently, I have no internship experience within public health. Should I go straight for my MPH after undergrad? I'm interested in going into...
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    Major for epidemiology/biostats

    Hi, What major would give me the best chances for admission into a good MPH program in epidemiology or biostatistics, as well as help me get a good job later, assuming I'm equally capable of doing well in any major? The majors I'm looking at are statistics, applied math, biochemistry, and...
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    USC MPH online

    I recently got accepted into the University of Southern California's online MPH program for Spring 2016. I applied in the Biostatistics & Epidemiology track. I was hoping that current students/alumni from the program could tell me what it's like and whether they recommend the program or not...