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DaShi
22-03-2008, 21:04:41
I've applied to 5 different schools for a Masters in Public Health. Of the four who have contacted, the response has been yes. Now I've got to decide which one to go to. My goals are to work internationally (China and Asia in general) with emphasis on infectious disease. The following schools have accepted me:

Boston University
Columbia University
Emory University
Yale University

I have yet to hear from George Washington University and don't expect to before the deadline of at least three of the above.

These are all great schools, and I choose them because I would be happy at any of them. I'm leaning toward Yale as I have experience working there and the name will carry weight when looking for jobs. Is there anyone here in the field who can give me some more advice?

DaShi
23-03-2008, 05:54:07
Or you could congratulate me. ;)

zmama
23-03-2008, 08:00:28
:beer:

The Shaker
23-03-2008, 08:53:24
What disease do you have?


and :beer:

zmama
23-03-2008, 08:59:52
scurvy

orrorr no

Bell's palsy !

RedFred
23-03-2008, 15:53:18
That is great news! China needs all the public health experts they can find.

The prestige of the Uni might not be as important as the quality of the program. I am sure that they are all good but is there any way for you to assess which is the best?

mr_B
23-03-2008, 16:10:48
ask dr Vernon

DaShi
23-03-2008, 17:49:56
Originally posted by RedFred
That is great news! China needs all the public health experts they can find.

The prestige of the Uni might not be as important as the quality of the program. I am sure that they are all good but is there any way for you to assess which is the best?

They are all good. Unfortunately, my sources tend to be biased in favor of one or another depending on where they went. Currently, Columbia and Yale are in their highest standing. But Emory can't be ignored, and I have heard good things about Boston. Boston would be the easiest move (as I'm living here now) followed by Yale and Columbia (where I am familiar with both locations). Emory would be the hardest to move to. Yale also seems to have the best connections with China of those schools, which was a decision factor in choosing it. Boston is the cheapest, while the other 3 are about the same in cost. Emory has connections to the CDC, which I'm sure would be helpful to me. They all have their pluses and minuses.

Funko
25-03-2008, 09:28:27
Congratulations. :beer:

MDA
25-03-2008, 11:02:44
:beer:

Nav
25-03-2008, 11:23:38
Congrats! :beer:

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe ;)

DaShi
25-03-2008, 22:45:49
Thanks, I just heard from the last one with a positive response. It seems that I've done something right for once. If I could just figure out what it was. :hmm:

Greg W
26-03-2008, 01:20:00
Congo Rats! :beer:

Mr. Bas
26-03-2008, 08:38:42
Congrats! :beer: