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    anyone gone through the MPH program?

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    I was wondering if anyone has completed the MPH program and succesfully gone on to the MD program. I found out that I was not being considered for the MD program, but I am being considered for the MPH program. I was wondering how difficult it is to maintain the required 3.5gpa in the program and whether the program was organized well.

    Any info you might be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.

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    my contact at B'shore has told me most people do well usually with the MPH program and subsequently the MD program. I dont have any numbers or more info that than, but take it for what its worth.
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    MPH

    Does SGU automatically consider you for the MPH/MD program even if you do not apply to it? I remember my interviewer asking me if I was interested in it...

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    MPH Program

    My suggestion for anyone who's considering the MPH program....

    As Steph has said before, it's not something I'd necessarily recommend if you don't want to get an MPH.

    The material isn't as difficult as what you'll receive in med school, but the stress in terms of workload is definitely high. There are many MPHers who seem to have problems with the current status of the MPH program, but that comes from trying to fit a 2 year program into 10 months. It is a relatively new program and, in my humble opinion, I feel there are still kinks in the system that need to be resolved. The program is definitely doable and almost everyone is able to make the 3.5 GPA requirement. There have only be a few (maybe one or two) who haven't made it. The only "issue" that may arise is that a significant number of MPH students decel in the first term. I'm NOT sure if these numbers are accurate (so don't take them as fact) but I HEARD from a fairly reliable source that almost half of the last MPH class deceled in this first term of the med program. So, that may be something to consider.

    I'm don't get much time to check out the forum, but if I get the chance I'll try and answer questions from an MPHer point of view. One thing is, I LOVE Grenada and SGU. It was the best decision I've ever made!!!

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    MPH

    From what some of the MPHers who are now in med school have told me, they got the idea that med school was going to be just as hard as their MPH classes were. But they were in for a surprise and thus decelled (I am thinking of 2 in particular - one flunked embryo and biochem and is now retaking them and will probably be decelled for the rest of his time here, the other one was forced to decel due to his GPA<2.25 after first term.) From what another MPHer told me, anyone with 1/2 a brain can get a 3.5. If you put time into it and study (and not just cram) you can get a 4.0. But thats just one person's perspective.

    Sure there are other, cheaper ways to get an MPH. But if its your only ticket into med school, then you have no choice. You can do the program and take 5 years before you get your MD, or you can go to the states and get an MPH, hope on getting accepted to SGU again, and wait 6 years from now to get your MD. On the other hand, if you end up decelling, then you basically take the same amount of time as it would had you gotten the cheaper MPH back home.

    Personally, i like public health and it has always interested me. If i wasn't so keen on getting into the hospital and becoming a doc as soon as i can, then i'd look even more closely at it.

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