From November, 2012

So Much To Do, So Little Time: Tips for Coping with an Overbooked Life

By Lindsey Wahlstrom, MPH ’14, in the Department of Epidemiology When I was thinking about whether or not to leap into graduate school, I attended Columbia’s Admitted Students Day. During one of the sessions, the staff “strongly suggested” that we not take on any commitments during the first semester core curriculum. As a person who always bites off more than she can chew (and who suffered from a bit of sticker shock when the tuition bill arrived), I did not heed their sage advice. By the time September rolled around, I was committed to a full-time MPH program, a part-time job, several…

Diving into Columbia’s New MPH Curriculum

Carolyn Vopelak, MPH ‘14, in the Department of Population and Family Health Eighteen modules, 5 studios, ISP, L&I, cohorts in the core, then a discipline, a certificate and a practicum!!? Take a breath- it’s going to be ok. It’s overwhelming to hear all of that. And did Columbia just make up its own language? Not exactly, but it did revamp its MPH core curriculum and was ready to unleash it, in all of its glory, upon my incoming class this fall. Before orientation I knew that there was a new core curriculum and that we had been placed in cohorts…