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Quick question: how similar are your extracurricular, volunteer, job descriptions from your resume? I find myself repeating myself.
 

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Quick question: how similar are your extracurricular, volunteer, job descriptions from your resume? I find myself repeating myself.

What do you mean? Do you mean for the Sophas section that asks you to list those? Or do you mean your extracurriculars and volunteer overlap on your resume?
 

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Quick question: how similar are your extracurricular, volunteer, job descriptions from your resume? I find myself repeating myself.
Mine are basically sentence versions of the descriptions I used on my resume. I feel like they'll only look at one or the other.

For my JHU app I messed up the start date for one of my activities when I put it into SOPHAS and I was freaking out a bit but I was accepted so I don't think they cared!
 
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Hey everyone!

School: The University of Alabama
Major: Business/Healthcare Analytics
GRE: did NOT take
Experience: 2 administrative internships in hospitals, consulting project, hospital volunteer, SGA, leadership roles
Applied: Hopkins, Cornell, Columbia, Trinity, UNC, Minnesota
Interview: Hopkins, Trinity
Accepted: Hopkins!! Haven't had interview with trinity yet.
Leaning towards accepting Johns Hopkins!!!

I would love to connect with the Hopkins accepted students!
What was your timeline like for Hopkins?
 
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What was your timeline like for Hopkins?

Hey! I’ll reply as well, applied on 9/10
Interview Request on 10/14
Interviewed 10/21 and acceptance same day!

Mine might be one off cause I applied so early, that’s why it took so long.
 
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For those who applied to Cornell has anyone heard back from Julie Carmalt for the interviews that are happening the week of November 16th?
 
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For those who applied to Cornell has anyone heard back from Julie Carmalt for the interviews that are happening the week of November 16th?
I’m not sure exactly what you mean by “heard back”, but after I filled out the interview slot that I wanted, she messaged me the zoom link for it early the next day.
 

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Would someone who has interviewed at GWU be able to give me an idea of approximately how long the online interviews normally last?
 
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Any advice for Johns Hopkins interview? Mine is set for next week. So excited but very nervous!
 
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Hello! First post here.

School: UC Irvine
Major: B.A. Public Health Policy
GPA: Cumulative/Major: 3.44/3.51; SOPHAS: 3.42 (updated my application by uploading my updated transcript, new GPA: 3.62)
GRE: N/A
Experience (professional or otherwise): 2 years non-healthcare office admin experience, internship at a health and wellness company, internship at a DC-based global non-profit, UCDC cohort participant
Special Factors: Very low-income, first-gen immigrant, single mother to a child with ASD

Applied: Columbia (MHA), USC (MHA), JHU (MHA), Des Moines (MHA), Ichan School of Medicine (MPH), Dartmouth (MPH), Yale (MPH), UCLA (MPH)
Interview: JHU (12/11), Des Moines, Dartmouth (12/14), Columbia (2/3)
Accepted: Icahn (11/13), Des Moines (12/9), JHU (12/14), Dartmouth (12/18)
Rejected: UCLA (1/21)
Attending:
 
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Hey everyone!

School: BFUHS, India GPA 3.33
Major: Medicine
GRE: V164, Q169, AWA4.0
Experience: Several leadership roles on campus and nationally, volunteer public health events, research publications.

Applied: Hopkins, Cornell, Columbia, Minnesota, Rush, GWU (11/ 1)
 
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School: Medium-sized State School
GPA: 3.78
GRE: Did not submit.
Major: B.A. Political Science with minors in Psychology, Business Administration
Experience:
  • 1.5 years as a Community Benefit Intern @ Local Health System
  • 4 years in Student Government, currently Student Body President
  • 4 years in a molecular physics research group (unrelated to public health)
Special Factors:
  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Applied: OSU (9/27), Minnesota (9/27), GW (10/1), JHU (11/3), (11/15)- Cornell (Withdrew 12/2), Michigan, UNC, Columbia
Interview: JHU (11/16), OSU (11/20), Minnesota (12/4), Michigan (12/14), GW (12/15), UNC (1/15)
Waitlist:
Rejected:
Accepted: JHU (11/17), OSU (12/2), Minnesota (12/8), GW (12/17), Michigan (12/18)
Attending:
 
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School: University of Washington, Seattle
Major: Public Health, minors in Spanish and Political Science
GPA: 3.52 (SOPHAS)
GRE: N/A
Experience:
- 2 separate COVID-19 response leadership positions
- 9 mos working front office at a dental clinic
- 1 year community health internship with national nonprofit
- 3 months environmental health and safety internship
- 2 years fundraising and outreach student position
- Several volunteer positions: 9 months at a women’s shelter, a month spent in low income country for community based project, humane society (on and off for several years)

Applied: JHU, Imperial College London (MSc in International Health Management), UW (have not applied yet)

Interview: JHU (11/16)

Accepted: JHU (11/17)

Attending:

So ecstatic to receive my acceptance to JHU today!! I am weighing options but am heavily leaning to accepting JHU. I was going to apply to several more schools but the turnaround time was so great from Hopkins it’ll save me several hundred dollars from applying to schools I was lukewarm about. Something my interview made me realize is I will probably need to do some accounting/finance prep beforehand as that is not a strong area for me, anyone else in this boat and want to compare notes?

As I wrote above, I also applied to Imperial College in London for a similar program, kind of on a whim. Not sure how this will translate to the United States if I were to go, pros and cons of each. Anyone have thoughts about getting a health management degree from an international school?
 
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GPA: Cumulative 3.89 (SOPHAS)
GRE: N/A
Experience: Dental Intern - 1 year, Process analyst - 1 year, student body representative - 4 years, volunteer experience with rural populations - 1 year, tobacco counselling, emergency medicine intern - 1 month
Special Factors: International student, did basic microeconomics and statistic courses (prerequisites)

Applied: UNC, Columbia, Cornell, Ohio State, Michigan, Minnesota, PennState, University of Washington
Interview: Cornell (11/17), Minnesota (11/20), PennState (12/7), UNC (12/11), Columbia (1/6), UW (26/2)
Waitlist:
Rejected: OSU (12/7), Michigan (1/20)
Accepted: PennState(12/8)- declined, Minnesota (12/8), UNC (12/21), Cornell (1/7)
Attending:
 
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@IndiMHA How did your interview with Cornell go? Do you mind sharing what kind of questions they asked?
 

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School: University of Washington, Seattle
Major: Public Health, minors in Spanish and Political Science
GPA: 3.52 (SOPHAS)
GRE: N/A
Experience:
- 2 separate COVID-19 response leadership positions
- 9 mos working front office at a dental clinic
- 1 year community health internship with national nonprofit
- 3 months environmental health and safety internship
- 2 years fundraising and outreach student position
- Several volunteer positions: 9 months at a women’s shelter, a month spent in low income country for community based project, humane society (on and off for several years)

Applied: JHU, Imperial College London (MSc in International Health Management), UW (have not applied yet)

Interview: JHU (11/16)

Accepted: JHU (11/17)

Attending:

So ecstatic to receive my acceptance to JHU today!! I am weighing options but am heavily leaning to accepting JHU. I was going to apply to several more schools but the turnaround time was so great from Hopkins it’ll save me several hundred dollars from applying to schools I was lukewarm about. Something my interview made me realize is I will probably need to do some accounting/finance prep beforehand as that is not a strong area for me, anyone else in this boat and want to compare notes?

As I wrote above, I also applied to Imperial College in London for a similar program, kind of on a whim. Not sure how this will translate to the United States if I were to go, pros and cons of each. Anyone have thoughts about getting a health management degree from an international school?
Having some basis in micro/macro economics is helpful. Other than that I believe you take accounting/budgeting classes in your curriculum so you *should* be okay.
 
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@IndiMHA How did your interview with Cornell go? Do you mind sharing what kind of questions they asked?
The interview was very simple and was more of a conversation. I was asked why I'm choosing to apply to an MHA program, why not dentistry and a few behaviour questions. We also discussed my career goals and discussed opportunities for international students. Julie is amazing and I'm sure you'll have a great interview experience. All the best!
 
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School: University of Washington, Seattle
Major: Public Health, minors in Spanish and Political Science
GPA: 3.52 (SOPHAS)
GRE: N/A
Experience:
- 2 separate COVID-19 response leadership positions
- 9 mos working front office at a dental clinic
- 1 year community health internship with national nonprofit
- 3 months environmental health and safety internship
- 2 years fundraising and outreach student position
- Several volunteer positions: 9 months at a women’s shelter, a month spent in low income country for community based project, humane society (on and off for several years)

Applied: JHU, Imperial College London (MSc in International Health Management), UW (have not applied yet)

Interview: JHU (11/16)

Accepted: JHU (11/17)

Attending:

So ecstatic to receive my acceptance to JHU today!! I am weighing options but am heavily leaning to accepting JHU. I was going to apply to several more schools but the turnaround time was so great from Hopkins it’ll save me several hundred dollars from applying to schools I was lukewarm about. Something my interview made me realize is I will probably need to do some accounting/finance prep beforehand as that is not a strong area for me, anyone else in this boat and want to compare notes?

As I wrote above, I also applied to Imperial College in London for a similar program, kind of on a whim. Not sure how this will translate to the United States if I were to go, pros and cons of each. Anyone have thoughts about getting a health management degree from an international school?
Hey! I was actually considering applying to the international health management program at Imperial but the unknowns of COVID were what ultimately stopped me! It does seem like a great program and is considerably less expensive than doing a graduate program in the states!
 
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Accepted into Hopkins!!! The interview is pretty laid back, it was really about the program and why I chose an MHA instead of an MBA and a little about my background. 99% chance I will be attending Hopkins, super excited. They're trying to engage more alumni, that to me is a huge plus now because I felt they were lacking in that aspect of their program. It’s nice they're looking to involve them more. Everything else seems great, feel free to ask me anything!
Congratulations!
 
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Do you know if UNC accept applicants straight from undergrad? Their website says relevant work experience is required, but I didn't know if that applies to internships completed during college.
I do not know for sure if they accept applicants straight from undergrad. However, when I emailed them, they said internships and other part-time exp will be considered. I am a fresh undergrad too, where all have you applied?
 
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I do not know for sure if they accept applicants straight from undergrad. However, when I emailed them, they said internships and other part-time exp will be considered. I am a fresh undergrad too, where all have you applied?
They do accept applicants straight from undergrad! I applied there and received an interview request the other day, but I declined it because I'm leaning towards Hopkins. I applied to Hopkins, UNC, Minnesota, Michigan, Columbia, and Iowa. I'm still waiting to hear from Michigan, Columbia, and Iowa!
 
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If anyone interviews for Pitt I had mine today and it was just the program director selling me their program. I was told I was admitted during the interview so I'm sure if others have interviews they will have a similar experience hopefully!
 
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School: Texas A&M University
Major: Public Health, minor in Business
GPA: 3.32
Major GPA: 3.85
GRE: N/A
Experience:
- 1 year Optometric Assistant
- Various medical/volunteering organizations
- 3 months working at a senior living facility

Applied: JHU, TAMU, MUSC, Utah, Memphis, UTHealth

Interview: JHU (11/17), MUSC (10/22), Utah (11/4), Memphis (11/6), UTHealth (no interview required)

Rejected: N/A

Accepted: JHU (11/18), MUSC (10/28), Utah (11/10), Memphis (11/13), UTHealth (10/30)

Attending: JHU

I'm really excited to attend Johns Hopkins and meet all of you guys!
 
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School: Texas A&M University
Major: Public Health, minor in Business
GPA: 3.32
Major GPA: 3.85
GRE: N/A
Experience:
- 1 year Optometric Assistant
- Various medical/volunteering organizations
- 3 months working at a senior living facility

Applied: JHU, TAMU, MUSC, Utah, Memphis, UTHealth

Interview: JHU (11/17), MUSC (10/22), Utah (11/4), Memphis (11/6), UTHealth (no interview required)

Rejected: N/A

Accepted: JHU (11/18), MUSC (10/28), Utah (11/10), Memphis (11/13), UTHealth (10/30)

Attending: JHU

I'm really excited to attend Johns Hopkins and meet all of you guys!
when did you apply to your programs?
 

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Excited to see so many individuals leaning towards or having already accepted Hopkins.

- Fellow alumni of the Hopkins program. :)

You all will do great regardless of which program you attend.
 
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School: Washington State University
Major: English
Minor: Human Resource Management
GPA: 3.46
GRE: Not taken
Experience: 2 years of volunteer experience in an emergency department. 1.5 years working as administrative assistant/human resources at a specialty practice in a semi-rural area.

Applied: Johns Hopkins University (10/5), Tulane University (10/5), Texas A&M (10/5), George Washington University (10/12), University of Minnesota (10/19)

Interview: JHU (10/20), Tulane(11/6), Minnesota (11/20), TAMU (12/8), GW (12/15)

Waitlist:

Rejected: Minnesota (11/30)

Accepted: JHU (10/21), Tulane (12/7), TAMU (12/16), GW (12/17)

Attending: Johns Hopkins University!
 
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School: Medium-sized State School
GPA: 3.87
GRE: Did not submit.
Major: Healthcare Administration
Experience:
  • 1.5 years as a Financial Analyst at a Baltimore hospital
  • 6 month senior internship in medical practice management
  • 4 years as an administrative assistant in a hospital's facilities department
  • 200 hours volunteering at my local hospital
Special Factors:
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement founding member for my university's chapter
  • Eagle Scout

Applied: Hopkins (11/21), Seton Hall (pending)
Waitlist:
Rejected:
Accepted: Hopkins
Attending:
 
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Major: Healthcare Administration
Experience:
  • 1.5 years as a Financial Analyst at a Baltimore hospital
  • 6 month senior internship in medical practice management
  • 4 years as an administrative assistant in a hospital's facilities department
  • 200 hours volunteering at my local hospital
Special Factors:
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement founding member for my university's chapter
  • Eagle Scout

Applied: Hopkins (11/21)
Waitlist:
Rejected:
Accepted:
Attending:
Are you set on picking Hopkins or you willing to consider other schools?
 

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I applied to Seton Hall on October 30th. Would you happen to have any information about their program at all? I mean, I've combed through their website, and even had a Zoom meeting with the program director, and it really sounds like a great program, especially since I'm a New York resident. But the one thing I haven't been able to do is get feedback from students... or prospective students. So I was just wondering what's inspiring you to apply there, if you don't mind me asking.... or anyone else who may wish to respond.
 
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for people who applied to cornell, were you asked to submit a video interview? what was it like?
how long does it take, in general, to be asked for an interview after submitting the video interview?
 
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I applied to Seton Hall on October 30th. Would you happen to have any information about their program at all? I mean, I've combed through their website, and even had a Zoom meeting with the program director, and it really sounds like a great program, especially since I'm a New York resident. But the one thing I haven't been able to do is get feedback from students... or prospective students. So I was just wondering what's inspiring you to apply there, if you don't mind me asking.... or anyone else who may wish to respond.
Have you tried to find current or past students via LinkedIn? It's what I did when I wanted to learn more about a specific program. I think that would help provide you with the most accurate insight if you were able to speak with students who are attending or have attended.
 
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Hey! For those who will be attending Hopkins next fall feel free to join our LinkedIn group.

 
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Is anyone else interviewing with Ohio State next Friday (12/11)?
 
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Is anyone else interviewing with Ohio State next Friday (12/11)?
Im not but I interviewed with Osu a couple weeks ago and it was super relaxed. It was a really long process but most of it was in a group setting which was nice other than the interviews. They really just try to get to know you. I was accepted today and the interview was on 11/20 if that helps as far as a time frame to expect a response. I hope it goes well for you!!
 
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I applied to Seton Hall on October 30th. Would you happen to have any information about their program at all? I mean, I've combed through their website, and even had a Zoom meeting with the program director, and it really sounds like a great program, especially since I'm a New York resident. But the one thing I haven't been able to do is get feedback from students... or prospective students. So I was just wondering what's inspiring you to apply there, if you don't mind me asking.... or anyone else who may wish to respond.
I’m applying to Seton Hall because I’m from the Baltimore area and that program is well known in my area. I also attended a zoom call with the program director. I really like how the program incorporates Lean Six Sigma into the program. However, I too, have been unable to get in touch with current students.
 
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I will be interviewing with Johns Hopkins MHA program next week! Has anyone else heard back from them? Or, gone through the interview process yet?
 
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I’m applying to Seton Hall because I’m from the Baltimore area and that program is well known in my area. I also attended a zoom call with the program director. I really like how the program incorporates Lean Six Sigma into the program. However, I too, have been unable to get in touch with current students.
Thanks for the reply. Yes Seton Hall is pretty well known in the New York City area as well, obviously, but I also ultimately wouldn't mind if I were able to work with healthcare systems such as Medstar in Baltimore / DC area. They seem like they would be a good fit for me academically from what I've been able to research. It would be nice if I were able to get more first hand feedback from current or former students as far as faculty, and guidance, etc. But, I'll keep looking. They have been extremely helpful so far and very quick to address and concerns or questions I may have. That already scores point with me. Well, we'll see how this all unfolds over time. Thanks again.
 
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Major: B.S Biology
GPA: 2.9/3.1(SOPHAS verified)
GRE: 152 (V) 153 (Q) 4 (W)
Experience: Cancer care coordinator, Assistant Program coordinator of ER Residency program, Scribe, 100+ volunteer hours at 3 different hospitals, grocery driver for lifelong aids alliance.

Applied: UW, UNC, UM, OSU, Columbia, Pittsburgh, GW, UIC, JHU (All applied on 11/20)
Interview: UNC (1/15), UM (12/11), Pitt (12/15), Columbia (12/29), GW (12/30), UW (2/25)
Waitlist:
Rejected: JHU, UNC
Accepted: UM, Pitt ($), GW, UIC
Attending: University of Michigan
 
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School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: Community Health
GPA: Major/SOPHAS - 3.96/3.84
GRE: N/A
Experience: Administrative internship at hospital, volunteer at rehab facility, leadership roles in two organizations on campus
Special Factors: N/A

Applied: University of Michigan, Columbia University, University of Minnesota, University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins University, University of Iowa
Interview: Hopkins, Minnesota, UNC, Michigan, Iowa
Waitlist:
Rejected:
Accepted: Hopkins
Attending: Hopkins
How was your interview with Iowa?
Congratulations on Hopkins!
 

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