I haven't been active on here in a while-only coming onto the website to check the results section. The application season is not going well for me so far
Right so a quick update:
UCSF BMS: DENIED!
Rockefeller: Apparently they'll send out their last lot of decisions by the end of this week but I'm not feeling too positive.
Yale: still making decisions but I haven't been invited for interview-bad sign much?
Harvard: finished sending out interview invites a long time ago and I haven't got one. Final decisions in March.
UPenn: said they'd send out interview invites by the end of Jan. Don't know what's going on though coz I haven't heard of anyone who's got an invite.
All my various contacts are coming back with the same story:
No money in research at the moment, especially for non-American applicants
Lots of applicants because of fact that there are no jobs and most of these applicants have waay above average amounts of research experience which I can't even think about competing with with my measly 1.5 years.
All in all I don't think I'm coming to the States for Grad School in the Fall. I've now turned my attention elsewhere but am being met with similar resistance to the fact that I am international, non-EU, etc. Will keep trying though because I'm not ready to give up my PhD dream yet. Will probably look out for research assistant positions too and if that doesn't work out either, I'll probably return to my home country and sort through the slim pickings there.
*Sigh* sorry to be such a downer! Hope other people are having more luck than I am.
Ps:- What's with the FYI and Fake University posts in the results section? Don't people have better things to do? Ugh!