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does mba/mph help out in the residency process???
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Any healthcare related Masters degree from USA can help a lot in getting you into top notched university programs (specially those that focus on research).

MPH and MBA/MPH are great degrees into your CV.

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Hi Sabio Could you tell me please how can I get them and are they too expensive? I am not CG holder
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In relation to the above post, how will this look to a future CV-reader during a future residency application?

- got ECFMG certified within 2 years
- 1 year spent doing online core courses in a Certificate for Public Health, while working outside the US
- then 2 years pursuing a masters in PH while working parttime in the US
- then apply for residency programs

Will a program director choose me (an IMG with that background) over a US grad who obviously had significant US clinical experience?

BTW, my intended programs to apply for are FP and Psychiatry.

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In relation to the above post, how will this look to a future CV-reader during a future residency application?

- got ECFMG certified within 2 years
- 1 year spent doing online core courses in a Certificate for Public Health, while working outside the US
- then 2 years pursuing a masters in PH while working parttime in the US
- then apply for residency programs

Will a program director choose me (an IMG with that background) over a US grad who obviously had significant US clinical experience?

BTW, my intended programs to apply for are FP and Psychiatry.

Thanks in advance!
Hello, can you please let me know how to get into masters of public health? are there any exams to take for this? will be of great help if you can let me know. Thanks.
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Wink Mph/ mba

I am currently applying for an MBA/MPH degree at a pretty well endowed and reputed university. the problem is not getting in (you need to have an advanced degree i.e. MBBS), $$$$$, and lots of time), the problem is making space for the certain academic crunch that comes with prepping for step 1/2 and pursuing these advanced degrees. a simple google search will yield many online programs. I am pursuing a combined MBA/MPH as I have business experience and it will help me down the road in two ways:

(1) In case I do not match., I have a comfy cushion to fall back on and procure a position, helping me land & build a nice career.
(2) After residency, the MBA will certainly help you in understanding the business side of medicine (there is one as much as you want to nobly deny it)

The program I intend to join is for 24 months (2 years) and costs $50,000 (subsidized by uncle same, of course..)

Having talked to the academic advisor on the other side of the phone, he advised that I can pursue the combined degree without hesitation, but he recommended doing the MPH core curriculum first so that I can have that on my resume as I begin to apply for programs. The MBA component can be done soon after. I personally believe the MPH is a great program as it will give you a better understanding of the health care environment here in the US, and worldwide, helping to make more informed decision during patient care down the line once your career has set in.

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I am currently applying for an MBA/MPH degree at a pretty well endowed and reputed university. the problem is not getting in (you need to have an advanced degree i.e. MBBS), $$$$$, and lots of time), the problem is making space for the certain academic crunch that comes with prepping for step 1/2 and pursuing these advanced degrees. a simple google search will yield many online programs. I am pursuing a combined MBA/MPH as I have business experience and it will help me down the road in two ways:

(1) In case I do not match., I have a comfy cushion to fall back on and procure a position, helping me land & build a nice career.
(2) After residency, the MBA will certainly help you in understanding the business side of medicine (there is one as much as you want to nobly deny it)

The program I intend to join is for 24 months (2 years) and costs $50,000 (subsidized by uncle same, of course..)

Having talked to the academic advisor on the other side of the phone, he advised that I can pursue the combined degree without hesitation, but he recommended doing the MPH core curriculum first so that I can have that on my resume as I begin to apply for programs. The MBA component can be done soon after. I personally believe the MPH is a great program as it will give you a better understanding of the health care environment here in the US, and worldwide, helping to make more informed decision during patient care down the line once your career has set in.

Please feel free to comment and add your two cents.. 250++++
Well regarding MPH..it can be 1 year or 2 year course and i am talking of universities with core courses,not online..its 42 credits course either 2 years or 11 months(precisely 1 year) whichever you like..but the application processs is whole lot easier than USMLE.Giving GRE(some waive it,but not all) and TOEFL iBT..and then you are okay to apply..its a nice degree to have,but really expensive and add to it the YOG getting compromised in Matching process..if you have a nice score in Steps,you may skip this.If you have slipped the 99 bus(for that matter high 90 bus(old system buddy)) then you may do it for getting the cushion and contacts for iv.Another scenario is where you have already crossed 5 years yog and you have good scores and want to boost your CV.Bottomline is some red flag in your CV that may hamper you to get ivs..The worst case scenario is a fresh grad doing it with high 250s but that may be to get into elite programmes.So it depends on your priority.Scholarships are available but GRA or GTA are more desirable.Will like to know from administrators or someone with profound knowledge whether its possible to get GRA or GTA being a non US citizen and IMG..
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MPH and MBA/MPH are great degrees into your CV.

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Hello Sabio I m an Img who is pediatrician from India.i failed step 1. Now I m confused whether to retake step 1 or do MBA
Kindly help
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An MPH or a combined MPH/MBA would look good in your CV. I would not spend money and time In a MBA alone, that would not help yo at all.

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An MPH or a combined MPH/MBA would look good in your CV. I would not spend money and time In a MBA alone, that would not help yo at all.

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hello doctor .... please give me advice and help me regarding .....................is it worth to do mph for getting into residency than doing clerkships and observer ships which one is better way to do...is mph helpful in future...which way means the best way for finally getting residency?masters of public health how irt makes a difference to ur application for residency than others who have clerkships and observerships... please reply ..... regards... thank u doctor hope u enlighten me...
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