Perez advises any student who is undecided about their path, but interested in a program like BBH, to “be open-minded.”
“The health field is very broad,” he said. “One thing this specialization taught me: the courses are all a bit similar because they are focused on health, but very different in the areas of intervention. I took courses on women’s health and global health, for example. Even though the topic didn’t really interest me at first, by the end I found it interesting. Just be open to learning.
Perez’s additional advice is aimed at prospective students considering a STEM-related major.
“The BBH program is ideal for anyone interested in the science field, but especially if you plan to pursue a career in healthcare,” Perez said. “This specialization offers a real advantage over a “typical” scientific specialization. »
Perez had to go through admissions interviews for some of the graduate schools he applied to and said he felt ready.
“I was able to answer the questions very well because the information was covered in my classes,” he said. “Underserved communities, racial disparities – these are important topics in health right now, and my classes in the BBH program address these topics, so it has been helpful to know and understand this material.”
Besides the material itself, Perez found considerable value in PSU-LV’s small campus and class sizes. Both allowed him to work closely with professors and pursue research interests.
“Here you really get to know your professors, and with the many research options, you can put what you’ve learned into practice,” he said. “It’s a very diverse specialization that can help people choose their career path if they don’t already have one. I have a few friends who chose their career path because of what they most enjoyed learning about in the program.