Megan McInnis, an MPH candidate at the Yale School of Public Health, explored how stigma and gender identity affect and/or are correlated with three major mental health problems (anxiety, depression and post traumatic stress disorder) within the homosexual and transgendered women’s community in Chennai, India in the summer of 2011. In this photo, women enjoy the evening breeze at Marina beach, one of the largest beaches in the world.
You’ve seen the other websites. You’ve read the materials. This is where schools of public health talk about their superb academic curriculum and degree choices, their innovative interdisciplinary curriculum and joint degree programs, and their exciting internship and practicum opportunities. This is also where they take the time to list all the incredible research initiatives that faculty and students are conducting. And as you can see from the links above, we are just as proud of the strength of our educational opportunities.
But what makes Yale stand out from the others? If you ask any of our students, it’s the supportive and caring sense of community that is woven into our academically rich culture. You see, the Yale School of Public Health fosters the supportive environment students need to succeed, the dedicated assistance they need to achieve their professional goals, and the network of relationships that will benefit them throughout their lifetime. At Yale, our students are part of our family, and we strive to provide a nurturing and communal environment that enriches students academically, socially and professionally.
Many people talk about getting the most value out of their graduate degree. But where does that value come from? As you search for the public health program that best fits your educational needs and career goals, be sure to consider the intangibles beyond the classroom. Because the value of your degree comes in choosing a place that will inspire you, encourage you, assist you, support you, and applaud you. If you put value in those areas, then you’ll see what separates Yale from all the rest. As one of our graduates says, “Go where you’re celebrated, not merely tolerated.” As you search for the program that’s right for you, also consider the impact of your degree after graduation. At the Yale School of Public Health, the celebration and support you receive as a student continues well beyond commencement. At Yale, you immediately become part of a vast and impressive network of alumni who embrace their common bond, and continue that spirit of support and guidance throughout your career.
So, why should you choose the Yale School of Public Health? Simply put, because it is our goal to provide not only an education, but an environment of support and caring that fosters relationships which do not cease after your education is finished, but continue for a lifetime.