Hello everyone, I've just decided to apply to MPH programs for Fall 2006. My personal statement is nearly complete, but I'm not sure what "tier" schools I should be applying to, as well as what type of programs. My interest is in HIV/Infectious diseases (Health education, I guess?), but I'm planning to go to med school eventually so I'm told epidemiology is a better track. My stats: 3.45 undergrad gpa, double degree in biology and french, 31Q MCAT (this is the other thing-i prefer schools that will take MCAT instead of GRE), graudated may 2005 My experience: health educator for 9th grade students (during senior year of high school), treasurer of an organization for 1 year undergrad/president of that organization for the next two years, and I am currently doing research in oncology and a teacher for Kaplan, both positions which I have been involved with for extended periods of time. I would ideally like to go to school in a big city (GWU/Emory being my top picks right now), but my understanding is that they are more competitve. Any suggestions from anyone about my strength as a candidate or a particular program? Thanks for your help!