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  1. Hi all, With schools starting to open up their applications in the next 2-3 months, I've been wondering what schools I should aiming for. I want to get into healthcare using math/stats so most of the programs I was considering are bio-statistics or operations research with a focus on health systems. I have a pretty good academic profile but some concerns I have are that 1) my undergrad has zero prestige; 2) my GRE score seems a little low for the top programs; 3) I have no direct healthcare experience (currently work in unrelated economic research). Below are my stats but I'm not sure how competitive my profile would be. Obviously, I would love to get into top schools like Harvard Biostats or Stanford MS&E, but I have no idea whether my GPA/GRE is really enough. Given my profile below, what type of schools should I be aiming for? Am I being delusional for thinking that I should even apply to a place like Harvard? What "tiers" should I be aiming for? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!!! Undergraduate Institution: CUNY - Hunter College Major(s): Math GPA: 4.00/4.00 Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male GRE General: 166Q (90%); 164V (94%); 4.5 AWA (82%) Programs Applying: MS Biostatistics, Statistics, and Operations Research (health systems focus) Letters of Recommendation: 1 from my mathematical statistics class professor; 1 from my epidemiology class; don't know my third letter writer yet. Relevant Coursework: Calculus I, II, III; Linear Algebra; Ordinary Differential Equations; Vector Calculus; Discrete math; Real Analysis I ; Complex Analysis; Abstract Algebra I ; Stochastic Processes; Numerical Methods & Analysis; Mathematical Statistics; Intro to Probability Theory; Intro to Epidemiology Skills: R, Stata, Python, SQL (I have an active Github portfolio with all my code) Relevant Research: None, but I'm not aiming for a PhD Work Experience: Software Engineer for 2.5 years, and now currently doing data analysis doing economics research
  2. Hi Everyone! I have a few questions about McMaster's MSc e-Health program. I read a few things about the program itself and it seems that it's still a little disorganized. However, I was curious as to what the program is actually like and how are the grads of this program are doing now? Also, how are the interviews? How competitive is the program? Also, I know that it says you need a B+ in your final year of undergrad. In my final year, I took a few of my general education courses, would they still include that in calculating the GPA? or would it be the GPA of fourth year courses. I know that for the MPH program at McMaster, they specifically want a B+ in your third and fourth year courses. Also, what are the chances I'll get an interview/chance in this program if my grades from first two years are not as great as my last two years? I'm still debating between MPH and MSc in e-health. I currently have a BSc in Global Health specializing in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. MPH is a little similar to my undergraduate degree but I'm interested in digital health. (Also, looking into MDes in Digital Health at OCAD). I'm all over the place right now, as you can tell. ? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
  3. I'm very interested in machine learning and its application to the healthcare/medical field. I am also interested in the Robotics program at Hopkins because of its wide array of machine learning research in the medical field. They research a large number of things like medical imaging, uses machine learning for surgical robots, analyzing EMR data, etc. Does anyone know of other universities that have similar medical focus? The ranking is not important. I am just looking for a little bit of a curriculum overlap here and there. Thank you!
  4. I want to learn more about science and environment so that I can report on issues in these areas with more authority. I was a really good biology student in high school, but could not continue it. What programs can I consider now? I'm 26, and a fairly accomplished journalist with 5 years of experience covering pharmaceuticals and healthcare in India for an international news agency. Thanks in advance for any thoughts/ideas/suggestions.
  5. There are other exciting and lucrative options available for med students, nurses, pharmacists, and most with a life sciences background! Sollers institute helps train individuals who are unable to get residency and guides them towards rewarding careers in the health care industry. If you have a life sciences or related background and would like to enter into a high in demand healthcare field, where career growth is possible, then either Pharmacovigilance or Clinical Research is right for you! Professionals working with backgrounds in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, life sciences, and health sciences will benefit the most from these programs. Study in class or attend sessions live online for approximately 20 hours a week for 15 weeks. Sollers is an accredited institute by the Council on Occupational Education. Placement rates are above 70% and some of the organizations Sollers graduates have been placed in include: Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi, Baxter, Boehringer Ingelheim, Astra Zeneca, Celerion, Columbia University Medical Center, and many more! What gives Sollers the edge is hands on training with software's like Oracle and Argus. Sollers is the only place globally which gives its students the access to train with Argus. We are also partners with Oracle University. Medical graduates and Foreign medical graduates can leverage their medical backgrounds by working in drug safety roles with pharmaceuticals and CROs. Clinical skills and training as a physician can be applied in the field of clinical research and pharmacovigilance and drug safety. Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Who hires drug safety associates? -Pharmaceutical Companies. -Contract Research Organizations (CROs) -Biotech companies. -Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPOs) such as Accenture, Cognizant technologies, iGATE etc. -Regulatory Authorities such as FDA & CDSCO What are the popular career paths for foreign medical graduates? 1) Drug Safety Specialist/ Drug Safety Physician 2) Risk Management Specialist 3) Drug Regulatory Affairs Specialist 4) Medical Director Why Do This Program? 1) Pharmacovigilance (Drug Safety) is a market expected to reach USD 5.51 billion by 2020. There is a huge demand for trained professionals in the field! Which is why entry level positions are paying generously. Some of our previous student have entered into the field making 70-100 k right away and have also seen career and pay growth in their careers. 2) With more and more novel drugs being produced with large market sizes, an increasing number of expertly trained professionals are required to monitor these drugs and report adverse activities to meet international compliance and regulatory guidelines. Sollers programs meet those high demands! Clinical Research 1. Why do this Program? • Clinical Research is ranked as one of the hottest jobs with the second highest salary in the life sciences sector • Increasing chronic diseases and a fast-ageing population globally has resulted not only in higher investment into registered clinical trials by pharma companies, but also increasing demand for trained professionals 2. Who is this program suitable for? • Anybody with a minimum undergraduate degree in life-sciences or related fields, who is looking for exciting career and growth in healthcare industry. REFERENCES: 1.Yau, Promising Futures for Scientific and Clinical Research Professionals, 2014 2.https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/resources/trends 3.http://www.biospace.com/News/the-highest-paying-life-sciences-jobs/415366?type=email&source=CI_042116 Why choose Sollers? -Nationally accredited institute(accredited by COE) -Hands on training on tools like Oracle Argus, Oracle Clinical, SAS, Oracle Empirika. -Faculty includes highly experienced industry practitioners -Certified course material provided for training -Assistance for placements Sollers has a dedicated career services team which will assist you in: 1) Resume reconstruction 2) Mock interview preparation 3) Applying for suitable position Our programs are designed to meet the need of the industry and we would like to help you in bringing a perspective to: i) Your career goals ii) Skills required to achieve your goals iii) How we can help you in achieving your goals We are offering you: - Advanced Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance(300 hours) - Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance(150 hours) - Advanced Clinical Research (150 hours) - Clinical Trial Management (300 hours) For more in depth information and inquiries please call or email 331-999-0061 or jasmines@sollers.edu Jasmine S. jasmines@sollers.edu 331-999-0061 sollers.edu SOLLERS 848-299-5900 100 Menlo Park, Suite 550 Edison, NJ 08837
  6. Hey guys, I plan to apply to the Masters OR program at Gatech and I'm wondering if you guys can give me some advice/what are my chances of getting in? GPA: 3.7 GRE: 158Q 158V out of 170 Co-op experience at Delta Air Lines and ~1 year of research experience. What are some other programs that I should apply to? Particularly the ones with financial aid. What are some other general advice that you have?
  7. I'm currently an undergrad Industrial Engineering major at GaTech. As of now, I intend on working for the healthcare industry after schooling. I enjoy learning about general IE but it seems heavily theoretical. Looking at the coursework for MSIE, it's just a huge chunk of theories and topics that I learned in undergrad, except it's even more in-depth. MSHS coursework seems more interesting as there are a lot of applications of IE in the healthcare field. The only setback is that MSHS is very specific so I'm worried that it may not open as many doors career-wise as an MSIE would have. A Masters degree is pretty expensive so I want to consider both degree carefully before making a decision. Any thoughts/advice/experience you guys would like to share on this? Thanks!
  8. Hi, I currently work in R&D at a small company and will be attending a PhD program in the fall in a totally unrelated field to my current industry. Right now things are on the WAY down low as it pertains to my acceptance to a program. I'd like to maintain some integrity, as the company I work for has been very generous and caring for me. In fact I took a promotion in January which makes this situation increasingly uncomfortable. They do have a small R&D team as well, which is why I've encountered this predicament. I'd like to tell my supervisor of my plans so they don't feel blindsided and I'm also worried that in our small community word will get out that I'm leaving the company before I get to tell them personally. The issue is that I'm afraid they will not find it in their best interests to employ me all the way until August. Maybe they will, but maybe they won't. I'd like to be prepared if they don't. I'm married and my wife is a waitress without a degree. We have our health insurance through this company and that is our primary concern because I am a diabetic that needs monthly supplies. Even if we COBRA our healthcare...we'd be homeless. And run through all our savings lol. ~5 months without healthcare isn't feasible either. Has anyone encountered a similar issue where their employer was not supportive of their choice to attend graduate school and let them go? It seems most people are able to treat this transition just like any other summer as an undergrad (i.e. still have parents health insurance and get a summer job). I'd be fine with moving to where I would attend grad school and work at a restaurant for a few months, but again, we wouldn't have healthcare. Part of me thinks unemployment and obamacare would actually be more beneficial than getting a low paying job without healthcare anyways. Any advice or experience with this, I know it may be a unique situation given health complications..? In an ideal world I'd work in a lab for the summer at the university I'll be attending. However my program does not start until Sept, which is also when the stipend and healthcare starts of course. Would it be appropriate for me to contact the program coordinator people to discuss if any profs would consider taking me on in their lab over the summer? or discuss other potential options. I'm worried I'll come off as a moocher and would prefer not to start off on their bad side. I'm appreciative of any input:) Thanks.
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