public health

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    2020 PHAP (CDC's Public Health Associate Program)

    First post. Is anyone else on planning to apply for the 2020 PHAP cycle? If anyone has gone through the application process, any advice is welcomed.
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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...
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    Anyone willing to help me on my Statement of Purpose?

    Hello, I am applying currently applying to MHA programs this cycle. I finished my SOP but I feel like it could be much better. If there is anyone out there who would at least give it a read and tell me what I should fix, that would amazing. I would even pay to get help. So if anyone is so kind...
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    2020 MHA: Applied, Interviewed, Rejected, Attending

    Just because I did not see one yet :) Good luck to everyone applying this cycle! School: GPA: Cumulative and Major GRE: Major: Experience (professional or otherwise) Special Factors: Applied: Interview: Waitlist: Rejected: Accepted: Attending:
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    Biomedical and Community Health Research

    I am currently pursuing a MSPH in Tropical Medicine and I am trying to figure out my next moves for after I graduate. I enjoy conducting Microbio & Immuno bench research but recently I have felt very drawn to community health research focused on health disparities and determinants of health...
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    [Advice] Getting Cold Feet About Medical School Because Of Public Health Interests, Any Input?

    I have been accepted into medical schools (in NC, Va, and NY) which I was very excited about. However, at the same time, over the past year or so I have been accumulating an increasing interest in public health and epidemiology. I've worked as a scribe and MA for 3-4 years, have done wet lab...
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    Is Public Health What I Am Looking For?

    Hello all, I am trying to get my life together and figure out what kind of program I want to apply to. Some background, I am currently in my junior year of college studying psychology and I plan on getting a PhD/ pursuing a research focused career. I originally planned on going to medical...
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    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...
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    CSTE Fellowship

    Does anyone know about the interview process for CDC/CSTE applied epi fellowship? Trying to find info, but they did not give much to go on and just want to prepare as well as possible.
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    General 2019 PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program Applications

    I thought I would create this to see if anyone else has applied and share experiences :)
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    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?
  13. NorthernMEd

    NHSC Students to Service

    Wondering if anyone from past years know when they usually inform applicants if they received this or not? Or has anyone who has applied heard anything yet. My application just says in review. I know it says on the website that they will tell you by February 28th at the latest but hoping to hear...
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    Masters in Public Health or Post Bacc Program??

    So I am deciding what I should do for after I graduate my undergrad. I am getting my bachelors in biology but my overall GPA would be a 2.7. I was thinking that maybe if I did a masters program such as Public health it would be a good change and also give me a separate GPA. So far I have applied...
  15. maciemishelle

    2019 PHAP (CDC's Public Health Associate Program)

    Hey everyone! First post on here. Is anyone else on here planning to apply for the 2019 PHAP cycle? I have been looking forward to applying to this program since I first discovered it about a month or two ago, but there is still no information posted on the site for when the application opens...
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    GPA and personal well being

    *from a stressed out second year who just finished a frustrating exam* Feel free to respond to this in any direction you choose. I’m honestly just looking for an affinity group here. To those who are entering the realm of epidemiology and public health, can you speak to the value of...
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    Want to make a difference: Translational Research (MD/PhD) or Public Health (MD)?

    Hi all, I hugely appreciate this forum and the questions and answers posted here every day. I'm hoping that some of you with experience in the fields that am most passionate in can offer me some guidance. Thanks in advance. I have three more semesters of undergrad before I graduate...
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    What Field am I Looking For?

    Hey everyone!!! I am a college junior studying biopsychology and I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my life. Up until recently I have been planning on going to medical school but decided that I actually want to go into research instead. I have done really well in my research...
  20. sushi18

    Thinking of doing 2 public health labs... am I crazy?

    As the title says, I'm considering working in 2 public health labs with pretty similar topical areas. I know in general this is ill-advised, but what's killing me is that Lab A has a project that I'm really interested in, whereas Lab B has a project that I am not as crazy about but potentially...
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    Any Johns Hopkins DrPH applicants?

    Hello, I am very new to this forum and am a little unsure as to how it works but I wanted to see if I could get some insight on the DrPH program at Johns Hopkins. I am incredibly interested in this school because of their concentration offered (public health informatics) and I found the perfect...
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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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    Which MPH programs should I be considering for policy and management?

    Hi all, long time lurker, I am trying to narrow down which programs I will apply to. As the title indicates, I am interested and in policy admin and career wise i'm open to consulting, hospital admin, pharmaceutical companies, or policy work overall as the top of the list. Schools I am already...
  24. 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...
  25. Badgers2

    Army How do you become a Public Health Dentist (63H)?

    Since Public Health Dentist is a designated MOS on the Army's website, I figured that they would have their own dental public health residency program. However, I haven't been able to find anything on it or what qualifications you need to be considered a 63H. If anyone has any insight on the...
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    To Med School or Not To Med School - A Crossroad in My Career Choice

    My name is Jorge and I am a rising sophomore at Rutgers University - New Brunswick pursuing a degree in Economics with a minor in Public Health, potentially a double major, while on the Pre-Med track. I am very passionate about the access and quality of healthcare/medicine in the United States...
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    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, 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...
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    DrPH Columbia DrPH SMS Program

    Can anyone that was admitted to this program provide me some more info the types of applicants they look for? What made you stand out? Years of work experience? GPA? GRE?
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    Which MPH PROGRAM - BU, PITT, NYU, Emory

    Hey Guys! I have been deciding which MPH program to commit to. My options are Boston University MPH, University of Pittsburgh’s MPH program, NYU MPH, and Emory MPH. I’m planning to concentrate in Health Policy & Mangament. Any advice or suggestions, trying to decide. Thanks so much for all...
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    Best MHA Program (Return on Investment)

    Curious to get some opinions. Rankings aside, which MHA program offers the best return on investment? I understand each offers unique opportunities and a lot of it depends on what you put into it. But are there certain programs that have established networks for launching students into stronger...
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    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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    Columbia Fall 2018!

    A thread for all who have committed to Columbia PH grad programs for the Fall 2018 semester!
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    DECISIONS!!! Health Policy: MPH or MPP?

    Thanks for visiting this page! I'm a '17 grad from Emory stuck between University of Chicago's Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Johns Hopkins' Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) in Health Policy. --- My long-term goal is to work with policymakers in the government to create more...
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    Confused Over Future Career- Please help!

    Hi everyone, Thank you for stopping by, and I'd really appreciate your opinion and insight on my issue. I feel like I have to explain a lot about my background in order to help you guys see my dilemma. My whole life, I knew I wanted to work in healthcare--I enjoyed every subject about health...
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    advice for quitting scribe position

    Hi! This is more of a premed post but I just wanted advice from people who have gone through graduate and/or just medical school or are currently in the process. So I’ve been thinking of quitting my scribe position for a few weeks now after working 2 months. I had sort of decided to apply to...
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    Should I get a MPH?? Helpp

    So I applied to medical school and didn't get in. I am reapplying this year, but in the meantime I was told by someone very involved in the med school to get an mph, the issue is the program is 2 years so I can pile as much as I can in one year but I would end up finishing it while in medical...
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    Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP) - Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Hello! This is my second year applying to Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program(MCHC/RISE-UP). I received a rejection letter last year on March 20, and I'm anxiously waiting to hear back this year! I am waiting to hear back from the...