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About PhDinPublicHealthHopeful

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  • Location
    Bay Area, CA
  • Application Season
    2016 Fall
  • Program
    Public Health, Ph. D. (applying)

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  1. Check out the Bloomington subreddit (on Reddit) for info on housing and what not. Great resources!
  2. I'm a PhD at IU-Bloomington who has taken courses (grad) within Gender Studies. Great professors, small department, awesome experience overall!
  3. I don't know what you've heard about funding within the School of Public Health, but as a 2nd year PhD student here, funding isn't too great. You're not guaranteed more than a year, though the average is three years of funding. Friends that are in their fourth years are having to work or go unfunded. I like my program, but I'd really advise talking to people within public policy.
  4. I'm just curious on other people's experiences. Have you received any course credit (units) for research projects done with your advisor, particularly projects that they conduct and you assist in? Also, how have you been able to schedule research time in with your coursework? Do you pick certain days? I'm in public health, so our research is generally done with people not in labs if that helps.
  5. Oh Canada! Where health insurance makes sense! I've been teaching 10 years and for 9 haven't received health insurance. If I wanted it, it'd be about $700/month. What I gather is you'll pay the $479 and they'll pay the rest. Awesome deal for America's standards...but that's not saying much.
  6. I put together a little group on Facebook for us! https://m.facebook.com/groups/1181888975174774?ref=bookmarks
  7. Welcome and congratulations! I'm renting from meadow creek which is south of the university. Hardly any undergrads. Quiet. (From all the reviews and people I talk to). Prices are a little higher but it's on a bus line to school. Check them out! I recommend talking to Rebeca. She was helpful!
  8. @hahaha1234 there is a bus stop right outside the complex with campus drop off. My goal was to be a distance away in a family-like setting (away from partiers). Where in California are you coming from? I will have a car though for days I just want to drive in. I'm super worried about the weather, too!! The snow and cold especially!
  9. @aslabchu Don't I know! He's a big dude - about 110lbs. He's sweet, but a bit dumb, and stubborn.:D
  10. OMG I wish my dogs were coming!! Unfortunately my ex-husband gets to keep both of them per divorce settlement. BOO!
  11. Hi all! I haven't been to this forum in a whlie. I, unfortunately/fortunately signed my lease siteunseen. Hoping it works itself out with the phenomenal reviews of MeadowCreek. It's one of the newer cottages so cross fingers it works itself out! Now I'm scccrd! I'll be there at the end of this month for a visit which is exciting! Anyone want to meet up when the semester rolls around? I'm 33, female, originally from California....nervous about the move!
  12. Been teaching for 10 years now. Moving on in my career to earn a PhD and will be TA (instructor on record). Here are my questions: 1. Coming from a solo background in teaching, what experiences do you have in TA'ing your own class and having input from your advisor/other faculty? Do they share syllabi? 2. Do TA's receive laptops usually? I have a work laptop that will be going back and don't want to buy one without knowing if I'll receive one. 3. How committed are undergrad University students? My comm. college students don't have a high pass rate (which is pretty traditional). 4. Activities vs. lecture. I prefer to provide activities for students in addition to lecture (instead of straight lecture). What are some ways you've made your classes interactive?
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