Hi everyone, I would like to pursue a master's in epidemiology and/or international health. My background information is quite blotchy... I had transferred from ugrad school to ugrad school with also transfer credits from community college and other schools PLUS lots of W's from medical leave withdrawals. I haven't taken the GREs or MCATs yet so can't comment on that end. The master's international program in conjunction with Peace Corps service is right up my alley, except that I do not know how competitive it is. I would really appreciate it if someone can comment on acceptance chances with Johns Hopkins and UWash as well as other lesser known schools. Also, another option, is to go ABROAD (my DREAM) to either University of Copenhagen (MSc. in International Health) or Utrecht University in Holland (MSc. in epidemiology) or University of Toronto (MSc. in Global Health). I just don't know how to gauge the quality of these programs since they aren't domestic. Has anyone else considered these programs? Thirdly, my ultimate goal is to eventually get an MD, but not until I get my hands and feet dirty by working in 3rd world public health arena. Would getting a master's at an offshore university work against me or not benefit me as a domestic master's would in the US med school admissions process? Would getting a graduate degree at University of Toronto improve my chances to getting admission into any of the UBER COMPETITIVE Canadian med schools? Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you.