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    MD & DO WAMC? Re-applicant cGPA 3.90, imbalanced 509 MCAT, MPH holder

    Hey guys! Looking for some input regarding my odds at MD programs, my existing school list, and any additional schools you fine folks may recommend for someone in my position. cGPA and sGPA - cGPA: 3.90, sGPA: 3.91 MCAT score(s) and breakdown - 509 (132/124/127/126) TX resident Asian/ORM...
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    Please Help: Emory vs. UMN

    Hi there, I am currently having a difficult time deciding between an MPH program at Emory University or University of Minnesota. I feel like I have learned quite a lot about Emory University through personal research and stalking this forum for several months however the University of...
  3. KingofMaskedSinger

    Going to medical school after MPH?

    Hi all, I am currently a junior pursuing a degree in GPH/Sociology and plan on getting my MPH after graduation and working for a couple years. I have recently become interested in going to medical school, but I haven't taken any of the pre-reqs required for admission and I don't have the room to...
  4. rap15

    Please help! GW vs UNC online vs UMD online

    Hello all - I am looking for any and all advice about how I should go about choosing where to get my MPH! A bit of background: I decided to only apply to programs that were local (I live/work near DC) and would let me keep working at my full time job I work in healthcare consulting, primarily...
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    MPH Application Planning - HELP NEEDED

    Hey there, everyone. International medical graduate here. Would you please be kind enough to let me know which universities you know of or have seen that offer financial aid or scholarships to IMGs? I have a pretty solid resume and have a few dream programs, but won't be able to attend any...
  6. F

    Applying to PhD programs during my first year of a MPH/MHS/MS degree?

    Hi Guys! I've been admitted to a couple of MPH or similar masters programs and will most likely attend Johns Hopkins' 9 month MHS in Health Economics & Outcomes Research program in the Fall of 2020. My end goal is to pursue a PhD in health policy & management and I'm specifically interested in...
  7. rap15

    MPH 2020: Applied, Accepted, Rejected, Waitlisted

    Happy SOPHAS day! Now that the application is open, I figured we could get a new thread going. Undergraduate School: Private liberal arts college in Northeast Undergrad GPA/Major GPA: 3.38/3.49 (SOPHAS verified) Major/minor: Psychology (B.A.) major/Medical Humanities minor (public health focus)...
  8. R

    Can I get into medical school with an unfinished MPH by one class?

    So, I’m completing an mph during my 2 gap years, but my mph advisor is telling me that there is one final class (capstone) I need to take that I cannot fit in those two years. Is it possible I can finish that degree after med school and residency or even not finish it at all? Or will I need to...
  9. M

    Dismissed from Dental School - future career options? Please help!

    I was a D2 student at a dental school on the east coast but was dismissed due to poor academic performance, due to a few medical issues I was facing (severe anxiety and panic attacks, a pre-existing metabolic disorder, and resurfacing of rape trauma due to a sexual assault case in my apartment...
  10. asquared

    Taking a year off, best ways to keep clinical knowledge fresh?

    Like the post says, I'm an MS3 who's completed almost all her core rotations about to take a year off to get an MPH. Once I return to the med school curriculum I'll be doing a sub-i in pediatrics and hope to take STEP 2 CK after that. Does anyone have tips on keeping clinical knowledge fresh...
  11. S

    Applying to MD/MPH programs - now or later?

    I'm planning on applying to MD programs within the next few weeks with the goal of pursuing an MD/MPH. Would it be wise to select the combined MD/MPH option for some schools on my AMCAS app, or apply to regular MD programs and apply for MPH in med school? Or does it not matter? A few students...
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    MPH Online MPH

    Any thoughts on enrolling in an online MPH program?
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    Need Advice!

    Hi everyone, I am a little confused on what to do next with my life. I applied this previous cycle and got one interview with an 18AA and a 3.21 oGPA and a 3.0sGPA. Over the past year (my senior year) I was able to raise my oGPA to a 3.39 and my sGPA to a 3.1. I am planning on reapplying right...
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    Value of 4 year MD/MPH degree?

    Hi all I am planning on attending a medical school that has a 4 year MD/MPH option. I applied for the program since I was interested and the application deadline was relatively early, but now I am having some second thoughts. For context I have a political advocacy and policy background and am...
  16. S

    Your experience with these MPH/MHA programs

    Hello, So it is almost time to finalize and commit to a program for the fall and I wanted some insights on your experience with the following schools: UIC - MHA Rutgers (New Brunswick) - MPH Drexel - MPH NYU - MPA Cornell - MHA Out of these programs, what was your experience through the...
  17. K

    Graduating MPH Student 2019

    Hi Everyone! Is anyone graduating this year from the MPH program? I'm interested to know what sort of career routes you guys plan on going to. Any positions or career moves you're looking to apply for? Any organizations?
  18. D

    Can you do a dual degree MPH program if selected for the NHSC scholarship?

    Hello, everyone! I know this cycle hasn't even opened yet, but a huge goal of mine is to be able to complete an MPH degree while a dental school. I'm interested in applying for this scholarship, but I would reconsider if they wouldn't allow me to do the dual degree in dental school.
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    MPH candidate

    Hi everyone!
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    I just finished applying to MPH/MSW programs for Fall 2019 and was wondering if anyone else is applying for this degree so I thought I'd start a thread Undergrad School: Penn State University (graduating in May) Undergrad GPA: 3.81(overall), 4.0 (major) Major/Minor: Rehabilitation and Human...
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    MPH - Penn State

    Hi everyone, I'm brand new to SDN; I just happened to come across it on a Google search looking for students/almuni perspectives on different MPH programs. Anyway, I tried searching through past threads to see if anyone had any experience with Penn State's MPH program, and I couldn't really...
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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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    MPH Canada: Epidemiology

    Hi! I noticed there is next to no information or discussions about MPH in Epidemiology in Canada -- mainly U.S. talk is here. I'd like to pose a question: UAlberta is one of the few accredited public health universities. Can anybody provide details about its epi program, and the job prospects...
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    MPH Seeking MPH Student for Research Assistance

    A physician is seeking an MPH student for research assistance. Ideally, you are a strong writer and have a good understanding of epidemiology and biostatistics. The physician is open to how you'd like to reflect your title/description for your resume and some compensation is available. This...
  25. sushi18

    Pros/Cons of MD in the Public Health field?

    Hi there, I am a non-traditional pre-med conflicted as to whether or not to pursue an MD. I have always been interested in public health, and want to devote my career to improving the lives of disadvantaged populations. Perhaps I want to have my cake and eat it too, but my dream is to be doing...
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    Am I doing this right? Insight needed please.

    Hello SDN. I am a pre-med biology major at the University of Central Arkansas. I am going into my second year of pre-med and would just like to run some stuff by all of you. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. 1. I had a lot of dual credit in high school, so I decided to take a semester...
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    Should I reapply to med school before my masters program is complete?

    I applied to many medical schools during the 2017-2018 cycle and was unfortunately not accepted. My MCAT score is competitive enough, but my GPA needs some work. I have decided to pursue an MPH in the meantime, which should hopefully boost my GPA, and will begin this August. However, the program...
  28. I

    Loma Linda or St. George MPH

    I got admission to both schools but still deciding on where to go. Loma Linda is a Christian school and it has a good MPH program. After St George's MPH, I can enter their medical school which is my goal. Loma Linda is 2 years but St George is three semesters. Which school do you think I should...
  29. D

    How did you choose what school/program was right for you? What types of questions should I be askin?

    So basically I'm wondering what questions can I ask myself/these schools and programs to figure out what is a better fit for me? I'm in between choosing schools, NYU vs Drexel both where I got some $$. Both are going to be expensive for me either way, both located in large urban cities. I've...
  30. F

    GRE and MPH Applications

    Hello, I was hoping people would provide me with some info about what the level of GRE scores is good enough to get into top public health schools? I know all the schools say they weigh all parts of the application (and I do think I have a pretty strong app besides GRE scores, in the low/mid...
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    Recommendations for MPH application

    I am interested in applying for MPH graduate school for Fall 2019. A lot of the applications are due by December 2018 though. I would like to get letters of recommendations from my current boss/supervisor. However, I am nervous about approaching him to ask for it because then they will know I am...
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    MPH Please help me choose.

    Hi. I am a medical doctor from india with GPA of 3.5, Toefl 92. I am applying for the spring 2019. I have selected some schools for applying can anyone please let me know which among these are good ones( i am hoping to get into atleast 3-4 of them owing to my public health work and...
  33. S

    MPH, next step RD or DrPH in Health Education

    I currently have an MPH in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and have been working in Obesity Prevention Intervention research focused in nutrition and physical activity for the last two years. My ultimate career goal is to work in implementing health programs and providing health education (and...
  34. K

    MPH-Epi student interested in Wildlife Epidemiology

    Hi All – I am looking for some advice. I wasn’t sure which forum to post this in, but I thought this group might be able to provide the best insight. I am currently in a MPH-Epidemiology program and will graduate in May of next year (I have a B.A. in Psychology). I also work as a research...
  35. L

    UCSF vs. Hopkins

    I was accepted to UCSF during the regular cycle and got off the waitlist at Hopkins--so I feel like I have a little less info for there since I wasn't at the second look. Cost is still TBD because I'm waiting on my Hopkins estimate but I expect it to come out close unless the aid is super...
  36. ancoraimparo

    MD STEP 1 before MS2?? MPH/MHA instead?

    Hello. I am a med student that has to take a medical leave between MS1 and MS2 for treatment. I also have to remediate anatomy - either this fall or next summer. I applied to and got admitted to an MPH program and a Master's in Healthcare administration program - both start next month and can...