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  1. With the admission season ending for phd in public health and most of us having made a decision where we will spend the next few years, it's great time to review our career goals and write down smaller objectives and timelines for these years. If you have experience in public health already (whether at the master- or phd-level), can you share what it's like for you to work in various settings in this field--e.g. academia, non-profit, government, private etc.? Think this would be of interest to new and current students. Thank you! PS. My area is health policy and management. My ideal at th
  2. I'm a bit late to commenting. My understanding is that you have to have confirmation from the first school to let go of your acceptance before you can accept the other one, if the new offer was received after April 15? I think this is in the Graduate Council Resolution. How did it go, if you don't mind sharing?
  3. I recently got off the waitlist and got admitted. Can you share why? Thanks!
  4. Hey thank you! I did a bit research and expect $1000 per year to be normal. What does PSI stand for btw?
  5. Hi TakeruK, Thanks for your reply. Yeah I posted on the other thread to see what it would be like for American students in a similar situation. It seems, as international students, we sometime make premature assumptions about our rights too that may put us in a disadvantage. We are certainly not entitled to as many social benefits as an American student would, but you never know unless you try. For example, I got free health coverage (the White Card) when I was in California for a year for an unpaying internship while looking for a job. I applied around 2013-2014 right after everyo
  6. I was wondering if anyone has experience with purchasing private or applying for public health insurance while on a GA-ship, if your assistant doesn't include it and you cannot get benefits by being on your parents' or your spouses' plan? For example, what type of insurance did you get or apply for? Was it good to use in your state? Thanks!
  7. I was wondering if anyone can recommend an insurance provider that they had positive experience with? I am an international student and my GA benefits does not include health insurance. The university recommends International Student Protection, but it's extraordinarily expensive for someone on assistant-ship salary. I believe we are not limited to buying insurance targeting at international students and scholars unless we plan to travel outside the US regularly. For those who had positive experience with a certain type of insurance provider, can you share the name of the company and wher
  8. Hi Pancakeeater and everyone, If you are wondering about the PhD program at NYU, my understanding is that they interviewed everyone on campus (or via skype if in-person is not an option) on Feb 10. Person in charge of admissions informed me that they will release decisions around next week. Hope it helps. Best wishes for everyone!
  9. No, of course not, from what I experienced, they are not an "unethical" program. After all, ethics has such broad meaning!
  10. Thank you. They didn't "condemn me" to be fair, but I wasn't sure about the meaning of the deadline in the big context of how offers with funding are usually done. It's more about me not wanting to leave an "unethical" impression. Thanks!
  11. My thoughts exactly, just wondering the ethical aspect of it and hope it won't negatively impact others in major ways. Thank you!
  12. BACKGROUND I received a lovely admission offer with financial support from a Public Health PhD program (I'll refer to it as X program) very early. However, X requires that I respond by date N in late February, while I'm still waiting to hear back from a few other programs. I have interviewed for some of the other programs. I don't expect to hear back from these programs by date N from what I recently learned. I have asked X to extend my deadline TWICE already before February. X specifically told me that they cannot wait until close to April 15 to hear from me because 1) they are competing wi
  13. BACKGROUND I received a lovely admission offer with financial support from a PhD program (I'll refer to it as X program) very early. However, X requires that I respond by date N in late February, while I'm still waiting to hear back from a few other programs. I have interviewed for some of the other programs. I don't expect to hear back from these programs by date N from what I recently learned. I have asked X to extend my deadline TWICE already before February. X specifically told me that they cannot wait until close to April 15 to hear from me because 1) they are competing with other pr
  14. Hi, I'm a PhD program applicant and I'm in a similar boat. But I thought the 415 resolution only pertains to financial offers? How about the admission part of it? I've been given different advice regarding the meaning of the current deadline. I'm so confused! Would appreciate help!
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