Tagged going back to school

What Public Health is.

by Jordan Mueller in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, MPH ’16   Me: “I’m moving to New York City and getting my MPH at Columbia University!” Friends, family, victims of small talk: “Wow, Columbia. Very impressive, Jordan! What’s an MPH?” Me: “I’m going to be a Master of Public Health.” Them: “Right on… what is…

Getting Into the School Groove

Now that you’re somewhat settled in, let’s check out some tips to stay ahead of the curve. Our returning students have been there and done that, so they have the best insider info. Study Hacks Hidden Spots in Hammer The 3rd floor lounge has a great view of the medical campus. It also has vending machines, including one…

“Why Study Biostatistics?” I’m Glad You Asked!

by Joshua Kriger, MS ’14, in the Department of Biostatistics Biostatistics is the art of asking questions. As a second semester student at Columbia, I have been energized by how many opportunities, amazing people and great research I have been exposed to. I believe it is important to follow intuition and cultivate a sense of awe both in what we do professionally and in life. When asking questions, it is equally as important to approach them with a precision that goes beyond gut instinct. Often I get asked, “Why biostatistics?” I thought I would write a bit on why biostatistics,…