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Whether to Transfer from UCSD Public Health to Vanderbilt Medicine, Health, and Society
Hi, I'm a freshman studying at UCSD Public Health and considering whether to transfer to the Medicine, Health, and Society program at Vanderbilt University. I'm hesitating because I think I'm more interested in health behaviors and epidemiology, while it looks likes the core courses of MHS program at Vandy mainly focus on the sociology and anthropology aspects of health issues (such as Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities), AND MHS does not provide public health courses (such as epidemiology, biostatistics, and health behaviors and chronic diseases, which UCSD provides). I think my main goal is to get into a great grad school (Harvard or JHU) to study health behaviors or epidemiology. While UCSD may provide a more comprehensive system for me to learn public health, Vandy has a higher rank, a better reputation, as well as smaller classes, which I look forward to. Therefore, will transferring to Vandy help my grad school application? Can I ask for some advice whether to transfer from UCSD to Vandy or not? Thankssss!2 replies