Tag: #DrPH

A Day of Days

I did it. I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation last Wednesday and became a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH). It was the culmination of five years of learning, working, and balancing a lot of aspects of my life. I must be honest that I felt incredibly overwhelmed at times. There were several moments when I wanted to throw in the towel and walk away.

The Epi Ren Rises, Again

As you are reading this, I am in the middle of defending my doctoral dissertation. (I’m scheduling this post ahead of time. So, no, I’m not blogging while I’m taking the exam, silly.) The defense of the dissertation is the conclusion of five years of work on something that began as a crazy idea, became a dream, and then materialized…

How Today Went, in GIFs

In case you don’t know, there are several steps that you must go through to become a Doctor of Public Health. First, of course, you need to get through school and into a doctoral program. It’s a lot like climbing a mountain and having to ask someone at the top to teach you how to fly. Once you’re in, you…

A visit to my future school

Yesterday, I went to the university for “accepted students’ day.” The first thing I noticed was the age of almost everyone there. They were quite young. They were kids. But that wasn’t all. I also noticed that most of them were women. And then I noticed something else, but I’ll tell you more on that in a minute. The program…

Good news, everyone!

Dear reader(s), as you may or may not know, I have devoted my adult like to Public Health and healthcare. My careers as a lab tech and an epidemiologist have given me some of the most intense experiences in my life. I don’t see myself working in anything else than to serve humanity. (I’m such a Boy Scout.) Over the…

A brave new epidemiological world

I was interviewed on Friday for a slot at a very competitive and prestigious university’s Doctor of Public Health program. It wasn’t a tough interview. Like the one last year for the same program, it was more of a chat. Admittedly  my GRE score and letters of recommendation were not as good last year, so I’m not surprised that I didn’t…