"The best thing about MEZCOPH has been the people. There is a great deal of diversity in terms of students' expereinces, goals, and concentrations, which is reflected in engaging class discussions and exchange of ideas."
Mainz, GermanyPrior Degree(s):
BA in Biological Sciences (Immunology), University of ChicagoBefore entering the program:
Finished 2nd year of medical schoolWhy did you choose public health?
I am interested in how medicine and public health are integrated; through this program I have learned about public health issues and then directly related them to medical practices. Also, I wanted to build research skills in biostatistics and epidemiology.Why did you choose MEZCOPH?
I chose MEZCOPH because of the unique structure of the MD/MPH program and because of its expert professors, great resources, and welcoming atmosphere.Public health interests:
Clinical trials management, disease monitoring and evaluation, health disparities, evidence-based medicine, statistical methods in medical research, big dataInternship:
World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (Copenhagen, Denmark); “Improving the representativeness of influenza viruses to inform seasonal influenza vaccine strain selection”Interests/hobbies outside of school:
When I’m not busy with clinical rotations, I spend my time working on research projects, running, playing racquetball, and catching up on sleep.Tip for future students:
My advice to students would be to find public health topics that they are passionate about early on and to pursue them in studies or in research.