In particular, identify (1) at least one empirical question youd like to pursue in graduate school and the theoretical and methodological tools best suited to answer it and (2) your ultimate career goal (i.e. what you would like to do, professionally, upon completion of the graduate program.).
empirical questionsthose that can be answered by real experience in the real world
My empirical question is Medical Sociology and same is ultimate career goal:
the existence and (re)production of physical and mental health disparities by socioeconomic status/social class, race-ethnicity, immigrant status, sex and gender, sexual identity, and social capital
stigma regarding health behaviors, diagnoses, and disease conditions
health effects of neighborhood and local community social conditions
health and non-health policy impacts on the health of populations and vulnerable subgroups
health implications of discrimination and other stressors faced by marginalized persons