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Public health is the science and art of preventing disease. It combines scientific research, educational outreach programs, and government policymaking to improve the lives of individuals. But we can go even further, and say good public health is an essential part of building and maintaining successful societies. In fact, many health and economic experts see public health systems as a primary economic engine and often warn about the harmful effects of underfunded or ineffective services. What’s more, a robust approach to public health is an effective protection against unexpected health crises that can threaten our very way of life. So here’s why you should study public health.
One of the most critical documents you’ll submit with your medical school applications is your personal statement. As medical schools receiv...