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    2019 Fall
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    Public Health PhD

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  1. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Just found a note on my computer with this information all in one place and thought future applicants might find it useful: Brown BSHS Contacted POIs prior to application: yes Interview invite: January 11 Interview: January 25, all day in person, met with 2 POIs and another prof individually Decision: accepted February 11, portal changed before email came Funding: full Pitt BCHS Contacted POIs prior to application: no Interview invite: February 4 Interview: February 8, hour long phone interview with 2 POIs Decision: accepted February 20 via email Funding: none, said they would find full funding if I accepted offer Yale SBS Contacted POIs prior to application: no Interview invite: January 22 Interview: February 11, all day in person, met with every professor in the department individually Decision: waitlisted February 28, portal changed before email came Harvard PHS SBS: Contacted POIs prior to application: no Decision: rejected February 7, email to login and receive rejection, no other contact with school Michigan HBHE: Contacted POIs prior to application: yes Interview invite: January 22 Interview: February 4, 30 min video chat interview with 3 professors on adcom (not POIs) Decision: accepted February 8 via email Funding: full Minnesota Epi: Contacted POIs prior to application: yes No interview Decision: first round acceptance January 15; formal acceptance March 27 Funding: partial
  2. apex45

    PhD Applicants Fall 2019: Accepted Offers

    Committed to Michigan. Cheers for the support on this forum, all, I'm out!
  3. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    For anyone waiting on UMN Epi, I just got an email about a scholarship and TAship. It referenced an acceptance letter that I never got. I haven't heard from them since January.
  4. apex45

    PhD Applicants Fall 2019: Accepted Offers

    Minnesota isn't exactly a waitlist, but even if they admit me with full funding at this point, I'd choose UM or Brown. Getting into Yale would be great, and I do plan to stay on the waitlist until I decide on UM vs. Brown. But I'm not optimistic since I was directly competing with 1-2 others for a T32 and am pretty sure that whoever their first pick was would accept it. The funding/benefits at Yale are amazing but my research interests align better at UM and Brown.
  5. apex45

    PhD Applicants Fall 2019: Accepted Offers

    Declined my offer to Pitt. Deciding between Michigan and Brown now. I'm hoping I make up my mind by April 15, but it's a really hard decision.
  6. apex45

    PhD Applicants Fall 2019: Accepted Offers

    No, I'm not able to, but please let me know how it is!
  7. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Nope! I know my research doesn't align very well with what they do, so their silence isn't surprising to me. I don't expect to be fully admitted.
  8. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Also just got my waitlist notification. No email for me; just a portal update. I gotta admit, it's bringing me down a bit.
  9. apex45

    Help! What to ask your potential PhD adviser?

    All the conversations I've had like this have been pretty casual and flow naturally. I wouldn't stress about coming in with lots prepared since you're already accepted. But here's some stuff you might consider asking: - Where does she see her research going over the next few years? - What data does she have access to/have banked for future student projects? - What does she expect of you in your first year? - Does she advise current students that you could talk to? (You definitely want to talk to them to get their honest opinion on her mentoring abilities) - Will you get 1:1 attention or does she prefer a team meeting structure? - Where does your funding come from? Are you required to TA or RA, or are you on a fellowship that allows you to work on your own projects? Good luck! You're already in, the hard part is over.
  10. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Congrats! Thanks for letting me know.
  11. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    Did you (or @Epidemiology19 or anyone else) actually hear back from Yale?! Especially for SBS? I went to interview day but haven't heard anything since. I assume I've been waitlisted but there's no change on my portal and no one's contacted me.
  12. How did you decide between schools? How did you determine that you and your current advisor would be a good fit?
  13. apex45

    Ann Arbor, MI

    Hey, does anyone have any tips for job searching in Ann Arbor? I'm tossing around going to UM but my partner isn't sure she'll be able to find work there. She works at an education nonprofit now and has K12 teaching experience but would like to work in higher ed. Any help would be much appreciated!
  14. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    5:04 EST and I also have not heard from Yale. Please, Ivy league gods, end my misery now.
  15. apex45

    PHD Applicants: Fall 2019

    WashU = Washington University in St. Louis (in Missouri) [I think their public health school is called the Brown School, which is not the same at Brown University School of Public Health in Providence, RI] UW = University of Washington (in Washington) These are totally different schools! Just wanted to clear up that confusion and hopefully allay some fear.
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