I chose public health because I really want to do a master’s in public health. It is something that greatly interests me because the importance in providing a society that promotes healthy choices. I want to be a doctor and I truly believe that the healthcare system should not just end once a person walks out of a doctor’s office or a hospital. It should continue into the everyday lives of the population. Healthcare is also not always medications and treatments it can be promoting healthy eating habits, or hand washing, or even safe sex. Utilizing the anthropological views in healthcare can make it easier for providers to determine how to improve our nation’s health through seeing how things like the environment, biology, and culture interact. Knowing about a person’s background can help a physician know more about how they perceive a disease or a social habit which can make it much easier to know how to approach them for preventative treatment. Using the global health perspective can help to introduce new methods of health care. Something I learned in my EPI 390 class was that it is important to recognize the culture because you don’t want to offend the population. For example people tried to introduce safe sex practices by demonstrating how to use condoms on a prop. The problem was not what they did it was that women public health officials were trying to show men how to do this and this was a major disgrace in that population. It is important to look at the values a certain group of people have for their health practices in order to be most successful. Anthropologists typically study a population by living among them which I think is a great experience and the only way to actually be able to relate.