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Are MPH programs rigorous?

Discussion in 'Public Health Degrees (Masters and Doctoral)' started by RaaMD, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. RaaMD

    RaaMD Caffeine Addict
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    Jul 22, 2004
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    Please forgive me for being naive. Just was wondering how rigorous a MPH program is. I am contemplating pursuing an MPH or an SMP. Also, is there an advantage to doing an MPH before or after medical school other than the possibility of having the degree be payed for during fellowship. Thanks.
  2. julie29524

    julie29524 Member
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    Apr 13, 2006
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    If you can get through pre-med undergrad (taking orgo, orgo lab, physics, physics lab, genetics in one semester and do OK enough to consider medical school ), you'll be fine for MPH and SMPs. Grad school is soo much more laid back I've ever imagined, making a 4.0 in MPH takes almost no effort, at least my school.

    But you do need to learn how to write lengthy papers, my undergrad did not prepare me for that, the only thing I wrote in college were lab reports.


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