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Stats on social science MSTPs versus hard science

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hereisachurch

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Hi y'all,

I'm an undergrad who wants to do a public health or epi PhD-MD, hopefully under the financial auspices of MSTP. Am I just fooling myself? All of my research seems to indicate that they go after hard-science types with "oh yeah, we also sponsor social science people too" thrown in as kind of an afterthought. Hopefully I'm wrong - has anyone been able to find stats on what people get their PhD's in after admission, or know from personal experience?

Thanks so much for all your help!
 

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I'm not sure what kind of stats you're interested in, but yes, funded MD-PhDs for public health students exist at several (although not most) institutions that have MD-PhD programs. See http://epi-mstp.wikispaces.com/ for some examples.

Hi y'all,

I'm an undergrad who wants to do a public health or epi PhD-MD, hopefully under the financial auspices of MSTP. Am I just fooling myself? All of my research seems to indicate that they go after hard-science types with "oh yeah, we also sponsor social science people too" thrown in as kind of an afterthought. Hopefully I'm wrong - has anyone been able to find stats on what people get their PhD's in after admission, or know from personal experience?

Thanks so much for all your help!
 

hereisachurch

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Ah, thanks so much! That's helpful.

The stats I was looking for are how many people admitted to MSTP-funded programs pursue what type of PhD. I suppose the MSTP program is not likely to publish aggregate info, but it seems like very few schools even publish it individually for their own admits.
 
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