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  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
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    Public Health PhD

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  1. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    I'm not Epi, but here's the beginning of the email I got inviting me to interview day: Everyone: As Administrative Director of the Graduate Program for Public Health, I have been asked to invite you to campus for an interview for the PhD program. You will be working with me and [redacted], administrative assistant for the program, for your travel arrangements to Yale University for our recruitment day on Monday, February 11, 2019. Both the person who sent the email and the person mentioned in it are part of admissions, and recruitment day is from 8:30am - 9pm. They're reimbursing travel and arranging hotels, so I assuming they want everyone to interview in person. Since there have been posts from SBS and Epi applicants, I'm also assuming this is the only email going out for those programs, and possibly other Yale SPH doctoral programs as well. Soooo hopefully I'm wrong but I think if you didn't get an email today, it signifies waitlist/rejection.
  2. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Not sure, but maybe this means multiple PIs were interested in working with you, so they will each contribute to your stipend? Or that you'll be partially funded through the department with the rest made up by specific PIs? UNC is weird about funding sometimes
  3. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Welp, I think it's after 5 on a Friday in the time zones my schools are in. Would love to know whether people have heard from the following-- Harvard SBS Yale SBS Michigan HBHE Idc if it's over PM, on the Results page, or here-- I'm dying for info. I've heard nothing. I've been invited to Brown's interview day next week and heard from Minnesota that I've passed the first stage of the application. I've personally heard no news from Pittsburgh but that seems expected based on last years' timelines.
  4. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Has everyone accepted to Pitt had an interview? I applied to BCHS and not Epi but I'm still getting a bit nervous.
  5. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Nope, because I had no idea that program existed. Just looked at their website now-- looks fantastic. If I don't get in anywhere this year, I might send an application next year. Good luck!
  6. Has anyone ever interviewed with a POI or department that they already know very well? I've been invited to an all-day interview for a PhD program with the department I'm currently doing my MS in and don't know what to expect or how to conduct myself in this situation. My main POI knows me very well already (and wrote me a rec letter), and my secondary POIs, the department head, etc. already know me to some degree as well. Also, any tips for questions I could ask in interviews? I'm having trouble coming up with authentic ones since I already know people's research, the climate of the department, etc. well
  7. apex45

    Bag to carry around during interview day

    I think the backpack vs. shoulder bag question doesn't really matter so long as the bag is professional. Clean, no pins/buttons/patches/keychains, and a neutral color.
  8. I applied to Yale, Brown, Pitt, and Michigan for social/behavioral and Minnesota for epi. I'm currently finishing my MPH. Before this, I had a career in education. I don't have much research experience, but I have a lot of experience in health education and program development that I'm hoping helps me. Also, you should check out the Public Health forum here. There's a thread for 2019 PhD applicants already.
  9. I applied for Social/Behavioral and haven't heard anything either. From the results page from last year, it looks like interviews go out by track/department. I wouldn't panic just yet.
  10. Aww, buddy!! It's ok. Don't give up from one bad application cycle!!
  11. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    They definitely don't interview everyone. Celebrate!
  12. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Not really-- I reached out a couple days ago and was told that recruitment day (interviews) will be Jan 25 and that all candidates being considered for admission will be invited (so no invite = rejected). They wouldn't say when invites were coming out but it looks like maybe tomorrow or early next week based on the results page?
  13. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    I know Brown has a doctoral day to interview candidates from all programs, and I am 90% sure Harvard interviews as well. Not sure about the others.
  14. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    I have heard nothing from any of the programs I applied to. I am hoping that the next couple weeks are productive for adcoms and we all get some news soon!

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