1. LindaAccepted

    Medical When should I apply to medical school?

    When you submit your application depends on several factors, including the strength of your profile, your level of certainty about the program you’re targeting, when/whether you have taken the MCAT, and your undergraduate academic performance. 1. Early Assurance Programs (EAPs) EAPs typically...
  2. kenzmed

    MPH vs DIY Post Bacc?

    I've recently been accepted to a 2 yr MPH program and have been battling on whether I should do it or not. Some background: graduated in 2022, cgpa 3.39 sgpa 3.1 (major upward trend), urm, 495 mcat. Planning to retake the mcat in january. I think I would love to do the MPH program since I am...
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    MD schools that value an MPH

    Hello, I am currently finishing up a 4+1 MPH program and applying to medical school during the 2023-2024 cycle. I am curious if anyone could recommend MD schools that would really value this background in public health. Also, my concentration is in PH Nutrition so I would love a school with an...
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  5. monkeym8

    About to graduate with MPH but still have a desire for medical school

    hey there! my name is Kevin and I have an interesting dilemma... about myself: child of immigrants who escaped the khmer rouge, have a hearing loss, ADHD, and grew up in a rural community. have shadowed derm, ent, family I graduated from a top public university in 2019 with a BS in Public...
  6. Sydney Bauer

    Best Health Policy Schools?

    Hi all! I am applying for MPH programs in health management and policy within the next year and I have compiled a list of schools I would like to apply to but I am not sure about what is deemed better than others as I can't find anything good online. Please let me know what you think! The - part...
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    Yale Health Policy MPH or UNC Global Health MPH

    Hi everyone! I have been accepted into both Yale and UNC for the 2 year MPH programs beginning in fall of 2022 and would love some input while deciding which to attend. On the one hand, UNC is better ranked (#2) and well known within public health, especially for its global health work, which...
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    Dartmouth MPH Interview

    I was invited for an interview for the Dartmouth accelerated MPH program and someone on SDN said in a webinar they mentioned all accepted candidates get a 20 min phone call with an alum, and that the interview was not so much an assessment but rather a chance to ask alum questions to see if it’s...
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    What stood out to you about the schools you visited and/or attended?

    For those of you that visited and/or attend/ed MPH/MSPH programs, what schools and what are the vibes you got? How diverse were other students in race/ethnicity, SES, income, gender, age, professional work experience, etc? Anything in particular about schools/programs that stood out to you as a...
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    MPH In-Person or Online MPH? Program recommendations?

    Hi SDN community, I'm seeking advice on whether or not to pursue an in-person or online MPH as well as get specific school/program recommendations and opinions. If you have any advice/thoughts/feelings about your experiences online or in-person I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks! Concerns...
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    2021 Doctoral Public Health (PhD, DrPH, ScD): Applied, Accepted, Waitlisted, Rejected!

    Hi Everyone! I have not yet seen a thread to discuss Doctoral Public Health (PhD, DrPH, ScD) programs. I remember how much the "MPH: Applied, Accepted, Waitlisted, Rejected" thread helped me and so I thought having one for those applying to doctoral programs could also be super beneficial...
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    MPH MPH in Health Policy

    Hello all, I’m an international student majored in Health Administration , and I want to pursue a graduate degree in Health Policy program in the USA. I have looked through many different Public Health schools, but l’m wondering which one is the best for Health Policy. If you have any idea ...
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    Rutgers MPH

    Hi everyone!! Hope you’re doing well! I was just wondering if anyone else who committed to Rutgers got around the doing the New Student Orientation? There’s a placement test that we all have to take and I was just wondering how you guys are studying for it and how it is overall? Thanks a lot!
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    Gap Year / Postgraduate Study Plans

    I am having a hard time deciding what to do with my time before applying to medical schools, and would like advice on a few questions. First, some background on myself: I will be graduating in December 2021 with a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences from a 4 year US institution. I have...
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  16. Audri

    MHA Yale MPH vs Columbia MHA vs Cornell MHA

    I've been accepted to Yale MPH in Healthcare Management, Columbia MHA and Cornell MHA. I'm having a really hard time deciding between these three. Any advice would be appreciated!
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    University of Chicago's new MPH

    So I just got accepted to UChicago's non-accredited new MPH program. Like, I'd literally be in the first class ever. I'm basically posting this to see if attending this would be a bad idea. Obviously the school is good, but their MPH is brand new, and they don't pop up on the CEPH...
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    MPH MPH/ MBA/ MHA Questions

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    General JHSPH or LSHTM?

    Hi All! I've applied to the full-time MSc in Nutrition for Global Health at LSHTM (not yet accepted) and the full-time MPH at JHSPH (I've been accepted). My goal is to work in international emergency nutrition - with a UN agency such as UNICEF, WFP, WHO or an INGO, USAID...etc. For JHSPH I...
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    MPH/ MBA Dual Degree Related Questions

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    GRE Submission Question

    Hello, I am currently applying for my MPH through SOPHAS. I submitted my first application, and did not send official test scores. When I downloaded my application packet it had the unofficial scores listed that I plugged into the test score part on SOPHAS. This was before I realized I did not...
  23. notgeorgeharrison

    MPH Letters of rec question- Applying to MPH and MS programs

    Hi everyone! Would love if anyone could provide insight on letters of recommendation when applying to different degrees. I’m applying to MPH programs and had my recommenders write letters based on this. However, for one university I'm interested in I’m only eligible for a MS/MSPH. Will the...
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    Need advice for gap year plans

    I need advice on what do for my gap year(s). I have recently graduated and ended with a 3.47cGPA/3.3 sGPA with an upward trend (especially my last year - had 3.8 or higher) and am planning to apply for 2022 cycle (so would apply next year in 2021). I am URM and currently studying to take the...
  25. myxiao

    MPH Is a JD/MPH worth it?

    I know this isn't a medical school topic, but I need some advice. I'm an undergrad at Rice University in Houston, TX. My goal is pretty specific; I want to do fieldwork in epidemiology for a number of years (infectious disease what EIP does) and then enter global health policy (WHO)...
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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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. EpiLover12

    MPH Thank you for helping me choose schools!

    I have chosen.
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    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...
  33. LindaAccepted

    Medical An MPH/Postbac Grad’s Journey Through Med School

    Learn how real students navigate their way through the medical school admissions process and med school itself with our What is Medical School Really Like? series. Meet Molly, a medical student on a mission to “do good for the greatest number.” Molly, thank you for sharing your story with us...
  34. 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)...
  35. 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...
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    MPH/MS Chances Without Work Experience

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    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...
  38. 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...
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    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?