I've applied to this program as well and I am anxiously waiting for a decision. I'm nervous because I haven't received anything yet via email or US mail like many of you have. Just a little background about myself. I was a Nutritional Sciences major with a minor in Chemistry. I had an undergraduate GPA of 3.58 and I'm almost done with my MBA in healthcare. I have a current graduate GPA of 3.83. I feel like my recommendations are very strong. I had originally reached out to 5 recommenders just to be safe should in case 2 not get back to me. But as fate would have it, all 5 turned in letters on my behalf. I have both academic (grad & undergrad profs), and a professional recommendations. I interned at the CDC from 01-07-05-08 and assisted with a project there in collaboration with JHU. I also have 100+ hours of volunteer experience in a Labor and delivery unit, and I've volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to complete a home, I've helped pack 5,000 school lunches for inner city youth who would probably not have lunch while they were home during spring break. I'm also a member of a few honor societies. I feel good about my personal essays. But nevertheless, I'm still NERVOUS ...lol
Am I a competitive applicant?