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So I've finally heard back from all the schools I applied to, and now I'm having a really tough time choosing one. If anyone has advice about which program might be the best fit for me or which one will ultimately get me the best career, I would love to hear it. 

My interests include: infectious diseases, immunology, vaccines, global culture, mathematics. I would love to have a career that combines field work and lab work and possibly some policy work as well.

I'm deciding between:
Yale: MPH in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, certificate in global health (plan on taking my electives at the med school)

Emory: MPH in Global Health/Global Epi, certificate in infectious diseases

Pitt: MPH in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis, Eradication, and Laboratory Work

 

A lot of people are telling me to go to Yale just for the name, but it is the lowest ranked of the three in terms of public health. The Pitt program is exactly what I'm looking for on paper, but Yale and Emory are telling me I could tailor their programs to match Pitt's. I'm not really sure if I would want to work for the CDC or not, so I'm not considering that at the moment, although it seems like a sure perk of going to Emory.

Any opinions/advice appreciated!!! Thanks!!

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2 hours ago, olives said:

So I've finally heard back from all the schools I applied to, and now I'm having a really tough time choosing one. If anyone has advice about which program might be the best fit for me or which one will ultimately get me the best career, I would love to hear it. 

My interests include: infectious diseases, immunology, vaccines, global culture, mathematics. I would love to have a career that combines field work and lab work and possibly some policy work as well.

I'm deciding between:
Yale: MPH in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, certificate in global health (plan on taking my electives at the med school)

Emory: MPH in Global Health/Global Epi, certificate in infectious diseases

Pitt: MPH in Infectious Disease Pathogenesis, Eradication, and Laboratory Work

 

A lot of people are telling me to go to Yale just for the name, but it is the lowest ranked of the three in terms of public health. The Pitt program is exactly what I'm looking for on paper, but Yale and Emory are telling me I could tailor their programs to match Pitt's. I'm not really sure if I would want to work for the CDC or not, so I'm not considering that at the moment, although it seems like a sure perk of going to Emory.

Any opinions/advice appreciated!!! Thanks!!

Follow the money, my friend!  If money is not an issue (i.e. comparable funding or complete lack of funding at all three) then it sounds like Pittsburgh would be the best bet, no?  You're saying it is already exactly what you are looking for, but the other school's you could maybe tailor something to fit your needs.  Personally I would rather attend something that is set up perfectly and has a track record of success as opposed to making something myself that could be unfinishable or very tough to set up.

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