Hi All! I noticed @wwmmkk suggested we start a new thread for those of us planning on applying to for the upcoming cycle! If you're anything like myself, I'm sure your anxiously preparing your application even though SOPHAS does not open until almost a month from today (ahhhh!) I'll start with posting my stats: Undergrad School: UCLA (graduated March 2017) Undergrad GPA/Major GPA: 3.355 / 3.502 / 3.615 (upper div) Major/Minor: Geography / Global Health GRE: V: 155 (69%), Q: 155 (59%), W: 4.0 (April 2018) Experience/Research (please, be brief): - summer study abroad program working with Burmese migrants on the Thai-Myanmar border - 1 year internship at a non-profit that does WASH work in Kenya, helped start a women's empowerment program (still actively volunteered during last 2.5 years) - 2 years at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Nephrology Research Office: 1 year as a research assistant, 1 year as a lead clinical research coordinator (extremely involved in planning health education events the office has) - will have a little over 2 years full-time experience before Fall 2019 LOR: one from the Executive Director at my internship, one from a geography professor who I took 3 classes with (one which was an 8 person seminar), and one from my PI Interests: MPH in behavioral health and/or health education; program evaluation and implementation Applying: UC Berkeley, Emory, Tulane, UCLA, Boston University, considering applying to University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and JHSPH bc why not?? Like most people, I'm a little nervous because of my GPA and GRE because I'm such a bad standardized test taker. I also worked multiple jobs during undergrad so hoping that my dedication to two programs will suffice!