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ASA15

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  • Location
    Atlanta
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    PhD Epidemiology

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  1. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Rejected from Emory Epi yesterday, but today received an acceptance email from the University of Washigton! Although they state students find their own funding so a bit nervous about that... may start asking around in the next few weeks. Also received an email from the University of Minnesota saying I passed the first round, and they will attempt to match me to an advisor and funding.
  2. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Congrats!!! Definitely celebrate!!! And here's to spending the rest of today and tomorrow refreshing my email continuously...
  3. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    BU and Yale have doctoral interview days, I am pretty sure. Harvard does Skype interviews but I think some people are accepted without an interview, some interview once, and some interview a few times so not sure how it works.
  4. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Nope! Also applied to both, but no word. According to last year, it seems like people heard back from Harvard around Jan 9-10.
  5. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    I'm assuming it will be questions about the work I currently do/my experience, as well as what I hope to get out of a PhD so I wasn't planning on too much prep. Will likely refresh myself on the work of the professors ahead of time. Hoping these interviews are more conversation then hard interview. Anyone else?
  6. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    I think Epi department only (judging from the email subject)!
  7. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    FYI- Just heard back and got an interview with Michigan Epi! Doctoral day- Jan 24-25.
  8. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Thank you for this! I figured I wouldn't hear anything back until after the New Year, but glad to hear you'd heard back relatively quickly after that...Good to know for the most part I won't left hanging until late spring etc since I will most likely need to relocate and will have to figure stuff out!
  9. ASA15

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Hi all! Also applying- in the midst of completing apps now! I am applying epidemiology (mostly) and schools are: Havvard TH Chan, Yale, Columbia, JHU, BU, UNC, Michigan, Tulane (Tropical Medicine), Washington, and Emory (where I got my MPH). I contacted POIs at all schools and got about a 50%ish response rate? But phone calls I was able to have were very useful in learning more about the programs, at least! Though I got mixed signals from different schools on how useful/recommended this was... I figured it at least wouldn't hurt! Getting excited about this process, though ready to face a lot of rejections Good luck everyone!
  10. ASA15

    LSHTM

    Yeah, I think I've settled on Emory. While a lot of things about LHSTM were very attractive, I think that completing the program in a single year as well as limited career support were the deciding factors. I also heard that it can be hard to transfer LSHTM grades to other graduate schools were I to pursue a higher degree in the US. Ah, well... London would have been fun, though!
  11. ASA15

    LSHTM

    So I was pretty much set on attending Emory (MSPH GLEPI) next year, but then I finally heard back from LSHTM and actually got in!! I wasn't expecting it, honestly, because I don't have much work experience in the area and I know that that is one thing LSHTM prefers. Now I'm not sure what to do. (I was accepted into the MSc in the Molecular Biology of Infectious Disease) On the one hand, I think I am happy with Emory. I love the program, the opportunities, and how supportive and wonderful the school seems to be. I am less excited about Atlanta, but I'm ok with it. Emory also ends up being more expensive, BUT I know I can count on federal loans and getting a job to help me out. On the other hand, LSHTM is in London! And it's an amazing school too, and would be a fantastic experience! The program sounds awesome, and is closer to what I have done in the past (molec bio). It's cheaper and only a one-year program, but at the same time I think I am correct in assuming that federal loans will not cover international tuition? And I'm not sure, with visa stuff, how part-time work would go... this is something I still need to look into. Another consideration is that I am abroad right now and have been for a year, and coming back to the US was something I was looking forward to for a while. However, working abroad and internationally is something I am ultimately very interested in... I'm currently in Samoa, so London would be a gigantic change anyway! And I've always wanted to live in London... Basically, I think Emory is maybe the safer choice here... but I don't want to always regret not taking this chance. Any advice? Also, any information from current/past LSHTM students would be awesome!
  12. ASA15

    Harvard SM2 vs. Emory MSPH vs Yale MPH

    I wasn't accepted to HSPH regardless, so my options were a bit different from yours, but even before hearing back from Harvard I was leaning towards Emory. I liked the way they treat their masters students, and I have heard that at Harvard it can be difficult to be a masters student because so much focus is put on doctoral candidates and more high-profile programs. I also spent my undergrad years in Boston and absolutely loved it and would have been happy to go back, but I think it is a better choice for me to spend some time in a different region and different city (I was also accepted to BU with merit so this is a decision I had to think carefully about). Emory's ties to the CDC are also quite enticing... it will be great to have a chance to work there during the year. All in all, I have liked everything I have heard about Emory, while getting slightly mixed results on Harvard (though, I mean,.. It's HARVARD).
  13. ASA15

    Harvard SM2 vs. Emory MSPH vs Yale MPH

    Yikes! While I was applying, I looked some current students up on the website and emailed them straight out, and they were both very nice! One asked if it would be possible to skype for him to better be able to answer my questions! So... the HSPH culture might not be warm and fuzzy, but the students themselves can still be great! However, I'm off to Emory MSPH next year!
  14. ASA15

    Global Health MPH- Emory or Columbia??

    I'm trying to make a similar decision... but Emory Global Health Epi versus BU and Berkeley. I'm leaning towards Emory because of the CDC opportunities and good program, but I've never been to Atlanta or seen Emory while I know much more about BU since I did my undergrad in Boston. I'm abroad as well so no chance to visit...
  15. ASA15

    Where are you attending?

    Deciding between BU MPH and Emory MSPH, both in Epi. Heavily leaning towards Emory, however, so I'll probably find myself in Atlanta come fall! (Still haven't heard from UCB though...)
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