I am a Foreign Medical Graduate [ yet another!!] and I have applied to for MPH fall 2007 session . My main idea to do MPH is to get some research experience , some good LoR s and overall strengthen my application when I apply for residency positions [ surgery , if possible] . I applied to several places and got accepted at Epidemiology programs at Emory and University of Pittsburgh both. Now, I have some background regarding Emory's public health school and have a presumption that research opportunities are more in Atlanta due to CDC , American Cancer Society etc. Also few close pals are studying at Emory so sort of peer support is also available. I don't have much background about Uni of Pitt except that it's a good uni and the MPH program is good. Now I am confused as to where should i go , Emory or Pitt. The fact that I am going to apply for residency adds some quandary to the entire situation. An info about Uni Of Pitt's Epidemiology program and a comparison between Pitt and Emory will be helpful . I have also applied to Harvard's MS in Cardiovascular epidemiology [ 1 year] program but decision is not out yet. Any thoughts on impact of these places and programs on the future prospects of a good residency match are awaited. Awaiting your replies!