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PhD life

Post by jhamitty » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:49 pm

I'm a nurse turned PhD student (public health sciences), and I never thought I'd be on a forum like this. I've never been into computers or data science. I intended to earn my doctorate through qualitative research and just keep right on trucking. I took a quantitative analysis class last semester that almost broke me, but I came out the other side determined to learn more!

My research focuses on the emergency department, specifically triage, crowding, and throughput. I want to learn to code, because I want to be able to continue my research when I no longer have a big fancy university paying for my SAS license. If anyone has experience in biostatistics, epidemiology, or statistics, HELP!

This is my first week using Linux, and I am loving it. I can't wait until I can actually do some stuff!

Looking forward to getting to know you all...

Cheers,
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Re: PhD life

Post by lsemmens » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:03 pm

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Smitty. Good on you for furthering your medical career, we need more motivated medical practitioners in the world.
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Re: PhD life

Post by kc1di » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:37 am

Hello Smitty,
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Re: PhD life

Post by WharfRat » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:46 pm

Hello Smitty Image

Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Re: PhD life

Post by phd21 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi jhamitty,

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum!
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Re: PhD life

Post by Greencedar » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:24 pm

Smitty,

Welcome to the world of Mint! :D

Today I learned another acronym for PhD. Before it was "Philosophy Degree," "Post Hole Digger," and now, "Public Health Degree (Science)."

The Health field is highly commendable and your plan of action is also commendable :!: Looking forward to your contributions her on Linux Mint. :!:

I am sure that all of us will benefit from your expertise in the days ahead.
Greencedar

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