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spoitier posted a topic in AnthropologyI am researching graduate programs and am trying to find something that fits my growing interest in the field of humanitarianism, human rights, disaster response, etc. while also addressing my passion for anthropology and global public health. USF has an MA-or-PhD/MPH option combining these things, but I'm having some trouble finding many other universities that offer extensive training and education in all three areas. Another factor making this search a bit difficult for me is my interest in focusing on infectious diseases. Can anyone out there offer any advice in where else I could look? Thanks in advance!!
I'm a current junior in college. I'm very interested in infectious disease epidemiology at both the MPH and PhD level. I have some questions about undergrad preparation and the infectious diseases in general: (1) I'm currently an Anthropology Major and Biology and Mathematics Minor. Should I switch biology to my major? I'm particularly interested in disease dynamics and modeling. I'm actually also interested in the kind of work that would be done on the more computational side of a ecology and evolutionary biology lab working on pathogens and disease dynamics, if that gives any indication. But I'm also interested in the social side, especially mapping and modeling slum health and infectious diseases in developing urban countries. (2) If I want to do extensive fieldwork in other countries (see above for slum health interests), is academia the only way to do this? Do I need a clinical degree as well (MD?) in order to do extensive field work?
While gearing up to apply to biomedical graduate programs, I realized I had never considered pharmacy school (PharmD) or an MPH when deciding on a possible career. And now, after doing some more research, I'm seriously questioning myself with regard to my career plans. I've done a lot of shadowing and volunteer work - both before and after I decided to NOT go to medical school - and realized that I really enjoy working in a clinical, patient-focused setting. My advisors kind of lured me into thinking that I could get involved in hospital work with a PhD in a biomedical field, but I'm learning now that that doesn't really happen. I'm worried that tracking myself into the grad school --> post-doc --> hope to get an industry/faculty job isn't really for me, nor are any of the "translational research" programs I've found so far which aren't quite clinical. From what I've read and who I've asked so far, it seems that my career interests could align with PharmD and/or an MPH. I also have the GPA, research experience, clinical experience, and extracurriculars to be competitive for all three degree programs, so the options are there. Can anyone offer pros and cons of the different degrees, career prospects, flexibility, etc.? The more information I have, the better.
I'm applying to translational biomedical graduate programs and am looking to replace my old laptop. I'm more familiar with Macs but know that there are some statistical packages, molecular modeling programs, etc. that run better on a PC or Mac. And PC's tend to be cheaper - is it worth switching to a PC or should I stay with what I know?