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hccgrl last won the day on March 19 2018

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    2020 Fall
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    PhD Health Behavior and Promotion

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  1. One form for all of them. Make sure you let them know that you'll be applying to multiple programs and not one specific program( you don't want them to mention a specific program).
  2. Have you tried LinkedIn?? They have awesome advice on there. I wouldn't add any non public/ health-care experience prior to mph. Make sure it's all Relevant.
  3. Thanks! Unfortunately I am very very very limited in programs that I can apply to. I have a 7 month old baby, just bought a house right before the pandemic hit, and my husband plans on going back to school for occupational therapy. I live outside of Philadelphia, so programs have to be within 2 hrs driving distance. One of the program coordinators ive been chatting with gave me this piece of advice: One of the most critical components of the PhD application is the applicant "fit" with a faculty member who has a shared research content expertise. I strongly encourage you to research our faculty and be sure that we have someone who is actively conducting research in the area that you want to concentrate in. It is important to have the support - and even a letter of recommendation - from this faculty member as part of the application. I am happy to discuss! With her suggestion of getting a letter of recommendation from this faculty, I wasn't sure if maybe I would need to reach out more often, and how to go about this. I also have to ask for clarification on whether the faculty's letter of recommendation would be one out of the three needed or just an extra one. Is anyone planning on taking GREs? I have to retake mine, but last I checked, they were doing it remote from home. My windows computer is not reliable at all and not sure how itll work.
  4. I see a lot of science (biology/chemistry/physics/etc...) post online of a typical day for a first year phd student, but can't seem to find what it's like for those in public health/social sciences. Does anyone want to share what their first semester/year as a new phd student was or has been like. Of course it will vary depending on the school, but just general idea would be great. Thanks!!
  5. Hey all, i'm thinking of applying this cycle to BH programs. I was just wondering how you are all going about reaching out to faculty during these times. I spoke to a great match back in May, but not sure how to follow-up and reach out again to let her know I'm still interested. what do I say exactly? do I jsut strike up a random convo on how her reseaerch is doing? not sure how to go about this. Any advice? I have an MPH and my background is in diabetes in underserved populations.
  6. We both haven't heard from University of Maryland yet.... Very frustrating. Tried emailing and nothing.
  7. hccgrl

    Cv/resume question

    I will be giving a talk about diabetes on a local radio station, how can I included that in my CV? Should I even include it? FYI: I work on the public health field. I just graduated with my mph and looking to apply to doctoral programs as well.
  8. Yes... Tell me about it. We're both going crazy (we're both waiting to hear from the same program). I emailed once since my interview asking for an update and did not get a reply. If it's a no...just say so, why drag it out. On a different note, how do you guys feel about applying to a new PhD program? It's not necessarily ceph accredited, but from my understanding, when it comes to PhD, it really doesn't matter (specially since my mph is ceph). And this isn't one of those online school or for-profit... A legit University.
  9. Anyone still waiting for a yes, no, wait-list? Still waiting to hear something after my interview March 22. ? it's driving me nuts!!
  10. Thank you. Yea, i have 8+ years of working in health care and 2/8 have been as a project coordinator in community health, so it seems as though I'd have to wait a few more years to apply for that program. They were my dream school for years, until I did a campus tour and met with a handful of faculty for their PhD program... I couldn't get a feel of what they wanted, but it sure as heck seemed like it wasn't me. Granted, that was a different department than the Drph, but still. Did you have any contact with that department or any faculty? Have you asked them why you were denied?
  11. And @TFPubHealth Do you know if they offer funding for those applying for the spring semester? I'm interested in applying but don't know if I should just wait until next year. Also, anyone applying to usf's drph.... How many years of experience do you have ? Is there funding? Feel feel to PM with any info. Thanks!
  12. Have you tried reaching out to some of the students at each institution? Or maybe some alumni? What were your reasons for applying to those schools? Based on that, make a pros and cons list. If you're able to, go on campus and try to get a feel for the school. When I started thinking about applying to PhD programs, I really wanted to attend University of South Florida. That was my dream school. I flew to Florida and attended a campus tour and met with a bunch of faculty one on one and at the end of a very exhausting day, I realized I was not a good fit at that school, no matter how hard I tried looking for something. The school is great and all, but I just didn't click with the faculty. That's something to keep in mind. Which one seems to be the one that'll get you to your overall goal.
  13. Thanks!! Reading this surprisingly made me feel a little better :-) I really hope no news is good news.
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