mispix Posted April 23, 2013 Share Posted April 23, 2013 Hello! I am new to this forum and am hoping to get some advice about narrowing my focus to find a biostatistics program. For some background: I am interested in studying biostatistics and will be applying to grad programs this fall. I majored in math and graduated in 2011 with a 3.9. I've decided to study biostatistics because I am interested in applying math to real world problems, and am especially interested in the medical applications. For this reason, I have also considered epidemiology, but at the moment I am leaning toward biostatistics. Another reason biostatistics interests me is the wide range of fields/medical problems it applies so in the long run I will not be confined to a very narrow field. At the same time, as I begin to research which schools I will apply to, I am having trouble deciding where to look because I do not have a focus. I am looking for advice on how others may have chosen a program or, in general, if there are resources which can help me find current topics in biostatistics which I may be interested in. I have tried, for example, to look at research papers online, but I get overwhelmed by terminology and concepts I do not understand. Also, if anyone has advice on programs/internships/jobs which last a year (from August 2013 until I would start grad school in 2014) and are related to the field of biostatistics, I would greatly appreciate any information. I am finishing a job in Europe in July and would love an opportunity which gives me an idea of the type of work I may do in the future. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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