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Ankita

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2019

Public Health

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 8 APR 2019

The Best School for Public Health

I love the School! This course has an unmatched diversity of people coming from all backgrounds and nationalities which helps you to expand your knowledge on different situations. You get to hear personal opinions and stories with respect to an issue that otherwise you only would have learnt through news ( many a times it doesn't even make it to the media). The program although extremely intense is well developed and allows you to tailor it to your interests which makes your overall profile unique. The professors are veterans of their fields and very helpful. Since the schedule is so tightly packed, the course would come to an end rather too early but it's important that you don't get overwhelmed by it and manage your time well. 
I made the best decision of coming to the School. Just being surrounded by like minded people who share an ardor for health that resonates with yours would only amplify your passion and make you more determined to create an impact.

I love the School! This course has an unmatched diversity of people coming from all backgrounds and nationalities which helps you to expand your knowledge on different situations. You get to hear personal opinions and stories with respect to an issue that otherwise you only would have learnt through news ( many a times it doesn't even make it to the media). The program although extremely intense is well developed and allows you to tailor it to your interests which makes your overall profile unique. The professors are veterans of their fields and very helpful. Since the schedule is so tightly packed, the course would come to an end rather too early but it's important that you don't get overwhelmed by it and manage your time well. I made the best decision of coming to the School. Just being surrounded by like minded people who share an ardor for health that resonates with yours would only amplify your passion and make you more determined to create an impact.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2016

Biology

MSc Medical Parasitology

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 25 FEB 2016

LSHTM is an amazing place to study

I have had a marvellous experience studying at LSHTM. The teaching staff here are very personable and friendly. I especially enjoy the opportunity to look at parasites and insects down a microscope. The lectures and practicals are always very high quality. 

I have had a marvellous experience studying at LSHTM. The teaching staff here are very personable and friendly. I especially enjoy the opportunity to look at parasites and insects down a microscope. The lectures and practicals are always very high quality.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Public Health and Policy

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2014

Incredibly rewarding experience

I decided to come to the School because I was confident that studying here would be a unique opportunity for me to be exposed to the broader elements underlying public health and to find critical insight into the complex economic issues in health. Being taught by excellent lecturers and leading researchers, having exposure to a multicultural environment, using the world-class library and working with highly academic and friendly supervisors have made my time at the School incredibly rewarding.

I decided to come to the School because I was confident that studying here would be a unique opportunity for me to be exposed to the broader elements underlying public health and to find critical insight into the complex economic issues in health. Being taught by excellent lecturers and leading researchers, having exposure to a multicultural environment, using the world-class library and working with highly academic and friendly supervisors have made my time at the School incredibly rewarding.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Infectious & Tropical Diseases

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2014

High quality training in tropical disease research

I wanted high quality training in tropical disease research, and one that is not purely hard core laboratory research but a combination of field and laboratory-based research. I always believe in tropical infectious disease research that is directly linked with the infected population and the School was my first institution of choice in pursing such unique training. Studying at the School for a PhD has exposed me to different disciplines, and to a network of people of various expertise who are useful to my current career in academic research.

I wanted high quality training in tropical disease research, and one that is not purely hard core laboratory research but a combination of field and laboratory-based research. I always believe in tropical infectious disease research that is directly linked with the infected population and the School was my first institution of choice in pursing such unique training. Studying at the School for a PhD has exposed me to different disciplines, and to a network of people of various expertise who are useful to my current career in academic research.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Public Health and Policy

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2014

Invaluable experience

Hygiene and Tropical Medicine related diseases might not be the most pertinent in my  Norwegian climate. None the less, public health issues are very relevant. The prioritization and rationing of health care, within a tax based system offering universal coverage, share common challenges with other countries.

I did my MSc in Health Policy Planning and Financing as a joint course between the School and LSE. Having worked as a hospital manager, including seven years as a CEO, I felt the need to strengthen my academic knowledge in Health Economics. Returning to university at the School was the obvious choice.

As a part time student, the remote access computing facilities makes it possible for me to “be at the School” from my office in Norway or even from my Norwegian fishing village home. The large and varied choice of courses and lectures makes me envious of the full time students. They are able to attend even more than I do. The quality, flexibility and availability of my supervision is an invaluable part of the services provided by the school.

My fellow students from practically all continents are a major inspiration in work. London has a lot to offer outside the “school gate” and I am making the most of that with my new friends.

Hygiene and Tropical Medicine related diseases might not be the most pertinent in my Norwegian climate. None the less, public health issues are very relevant. The prioritization and rationing of health care, within a tax based system offering universal coverage, share common challenges with other countries. I did my MSc in Health Policy Planning and Financing as a joint course between the School and LSE. Having worked as a hospital manager, including seven years as a CEO, I felt the need to strengthen my academic knowledge in Health Economics. Returning to university at the School was the obvious choice. As a part time student, the remote access computing facilities makes it possible for me to “be at the School” from my office in Norway or even from my Norwegian fishing village home. The large and varied choice of courses and lectures makes me envious of the full time students. They are able to attend even more than I do. The quality, flexibility and availability of my supervision is an invaluable part of the services provided by the school. My fellow students from practically all continents are a major inspiration in work. London has a lot to offer outside the “school gate” and I am making the most of that with my new friends.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Public Health and Policy

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2014

Lectures by emerging leaders in the field

When I began considering completing a Doctorate in Public Health, it was important for me to find a place that not only had a high quality of education and a study programme that focused on applying research to practice, but also a place whose work had a significant impact in the my area of studies, global health policy. The School was immediately at the top of my list and it has certainly surpassed my expectations so far. An added bonus was returning to the school that my mother had graduated from many years ago, this time not as a child but as a student myself.

There are many exciting aspects of studying at the School. Interacting with the teachers, most of whom are established or emerging leaders in the field, has been extremely inspiring and useful in terms of my own research. The opportunity to meet other students from all over the world has also allowed me to explore and learn about other areas of public health. Moreover, being a part of the global community of 'LSHTMers' is valuable in itself, since wherever I go, whether to conferences, meetings or my prior workplaces, I have found alumni from the School who are helpful and open to talk.

When I began considering completing a Doctorate in Public Health, it was important for me to find a place that not only had a high quality of education and a study programme that focused on applying research to practice, but also a place whose work had a significant impact in the my area of studies, global health policy. The School was immediately at the top of my list and it has certainly surpassed my expectations so far. An added bonus was returning to the school that my mother had graduated from many years ago, this time not as a child but as a student myself. There are many exciting aspects of studying at the School. Interacting with the teachers, most of whom are established or emerging leaders in the field, has been extremely inspiring and useful in terms of my own research. The opportunity to meet other students from all over the world has also allowed me to explore and learn about other areas of public health. Moreover, being a part of the global community of 'LSHTMers' is valuable in itself, since wherever I go, whether to conferences, meetings or my prior workplaces, I have found alumni from the School who are helpful and open to talk.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2009

Veterinary Epidemiology

Overall experience

5
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2014

Veterinary Epidemiology

The MSc Veterinary Epidemiology was invaluable as it taught me almost as much about human epidemiology as it did about animals, providing me with greater career opportunities. The course was definitely a significant stepping stone towards attaining my current role as a Senior Epidemiologist for the Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Department of Public Health, England. The proudest moments of my career to date have been having a paper published in the Journal of Veterinary Education and presenting a paper at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in London.

The MSc Veterinary Epidemiology was invaluable as it taught me almost as much about human epidemiology as it did about animals, providing me with greater career opportunities. The course was definitely a significant stepping stone towards attaining my current role as a Senior Epidemiologist for the Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Department of Public Health, England. The proudest moments of my career to date have been having a paper published in the Journal of Veterinary Education and presenting a paper at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in London.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2013

Reproductive & Sexual Health Research

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2014

The learning environment and support are excellent

Having worked for many years as an obstetrician & gynaecologist treating the consequences of reproductive and sexual dysfunctions, I thought it was time to research the causes and prevention of these suffering and deaths. I soon realised that conducting researches without good research training is like sailing a ship without a compass, so I decided to go back to school. Reproductive & Sexual Health Research was my obvious choice. When I sought the opinions of my colleagues on the school to go, the School was rated the best for this course. I now totally agree with that rating!

Many of the teachers here are world class experts in their areas. The learning environment and support are excellent and the learning resources are unlimited. It is not surprising that people come from all over the world to have this unique learning experience.

I consider myself privileged to be associated with this great citadel of learning and a global leader in research. I now possess the skills I need to have a fulfilling research career.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine experience is one that I would wish my children and friends. I strongly recommend it.

Having worked for many years as an obstetrician & gynaecologist treating the consequences of reproductive and sexual dysfunctions, I thought it was time to research the causes and prevention of these suffering and deaths. I soon realised that conducting researches without good research training is like sailing a ship without a compass, so I decided to go back to school. Reproductive & Sexual Health Research was my obvious choice. When I sought the opinions of my colleagues on the school to go, the School was rated the best for this course. I now totally agree with that rating! Many of the teachers here are world class experts in their areas. The learning environment and support are excellent and the learning resources are unlimited. It is not surprising that people come from all over the world to have this unique learning experience. I consider myself privileged to be associated with this great citadel of learning and a global leader in research. I now possess the skills I need to have a fulfilling research career. The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine experience is one that I would wish my children and friends. I strongly recommend it.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Public Health for Eye Care

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2014

Interesting aspect - Unity in Diversity

One of the most interesting aspects of studying at the School is its diversity. Experts from all over the world come to deliver high-quality lectures in their specialties. We also learn many things from our colleagues, who have very different academic and cultural backgrounds. Everyone is very caring and supportive – there is a ‘Unity in Diversity’. On this course, we discuss and critically analyse ophthalmic research in diverse settings. I used to think about my patients individually. Now, I have started to think about them in the context of global communities.

One of the most interesting aspects of studying at the School is its diversity. Experts from all over the world come to deliver high-quality lectures in their specialties. We also learn many things from our colleagues, who have very different academic and cultural backgrounds. Everyone is very caring and supportive – there is a ‘Unity in Diversity’. On this course, we discuss and critically analyse ophthalmic research in diverse settings. I used to think about my patients individually. Now, I have started to think about them in the context of global communities.

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Anonymous

Anonymous

Postgraduate

Year of graduation 2014

Public Health (Health Services Management stream)

Overall experience

4
WRITTEN ON 8 SEP 2014

This course has opened the gate for me

While working as a public health physician, I realised how many people in developed countries still suffer from tuberculosis, not only the elderly but people with complicated socioeconomic factors. How could I interpret this transition into low- and middle-income countries? This course has opened the gate for me. I have learned about diverse global health systems, sharing my experience with students from all over the world, many of whom have worked on tuberculosis. I may soon have the answer to my question and be able to apply the theory to work in low- and middle-income countries.

While working as a public health physician, I realised how many people in developed countries still suffer from tuberculosis, not only the elderly but people with complicated socioeconomic factors. How could I interpret this transition into low- and middle-income countries? This course has opened the gate for me. I have learned about diverse global health systems, sharing my experience with students from all over the world, many of whom have worked on tuberculosis. I may soon have the answer to my question and be able to apply the theory to work in low- and middle-income countries.

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