I recently submitted my applications and have been lurking these forums for a while, so I thought I would introduce myself. Can't wait to hear back from these schools and am super excited about entering the public health field. The waiting game is torture! Who's with me on this?
In a nutshell, I am interested in studying medication use in inpatients. Drugs can be very expensive, very harmful, but also life-saving. Consequently, there is much work to be done on optimizing their use in hospitals. Here are my basic stats:
Undergrad Institution: Big state school
Undergrad GPA: 3.4
Overall GPA: 3.6
Graduate Studies: PharmD (GPA 3.98) GRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 160 (76%)V: 158 (80%)W: 4 (60%)Research Experience: Competitive summer internship at prestigious academic medical center (4 months; paid), several research projects throughout school with mentors (~1 year; unpaid), claims data analysis (~4 months; paid); 2 publications (1 I am first author)Awards/Honors/Recognitions: a few scholarships & awards given throughout graduate programPertinent Activities or Jobs: none, other than those stated aboveAny Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: a bunch of extracurriculars, including president of student organization and appointments to several school committeesSpecial Bonus Points: probably really good LOR's (but don't know for certain); two are from graduates of the programs I am applying to, which happen to be my top choicesAny Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: Know how to program in Stata and am teaching myself R currently. R is great!Applying to Where: Hopkins (PhD, HPM-HSR & Policy Track), Harvard (SM1, Pharmacoepi), BU SPH (MS, Epi), Brown (PhD, HSPP, Pharm. Health Services Track), UNC (DPOP PhD), UPenn (MSCE - Pharmacoepi)