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Old 08-27-2011
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Hi,

I recently went to an Internal Medicine conference, where many of the program directors informed me that research experience only counts if you have something published, otherwise it doesn't really mean anything. What's better is if you do a Masters of Public Health (MPH) (which is a one year program and can be done online).

So now I am confused, should I still look for a research opportunity, or do a MPH program, or do both?!

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If you can get your research published then that's it.

If you can't do that, then MPH is a good alternative.

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