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  2. The Cafe

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      What can I get you? Chit-chat here!

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  3. Applying to Graduate School

    1. The April 15th is this week! Freak-out forum.

      You're not the only one who is confused as heck. If you have questions about how to accept or decline an offer, this is the place for you.

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      This is a new forum where users can ask a question and then any user vote on the best answers, which rise to the top.

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    4. Waiting it Out

      No, checking your mail ten more times a day won't get the notice there any faster.

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    5. Decisions, Decisions

      You've got some admits, now what? How do you decide between schools? Are you really making the right decision?

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    6. The Bank

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  4. Grad School Life

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      Meet other newbies enrolling at the same school you are.

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    2. Officially Grads

      Now that you're in, what about relocating, school supplies, housing, Grad Life, etc.

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    3. Coursework, Advising, and Exams

      What do I take? What about my grades? What about my *$%^ advisor? What about comps/quals/becoming ABD?

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    4. Research

      How do I pick a research topic? Organize my notes? Find data? Pick which lab to join? Ask and answer questions about how to do research here.

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    5. Teaching

      I have a TA position, now what?

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    6. Writing, Presenting and Publishing

      This is the place to discuss writing (theses, conference and journal papers, etc.), presenting (powerpoint, LaTeX/Beamer??) and publishing.

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    7. Jobs

      Whoa. You're about to graduate. What now?!?!

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      Hi,
      I already have a Ph.D. in Physics ( studied protein dynamics with lasers and coherent X-rays ) from a mid-level school in USA. I  could not do a post doc due to my child's medical condition and had to move to a different state for his treatment. I did not have any connections or a network to secure a post doc/ research scholar position over there and ended up as a part-time Physics instructor teaching at several community colleges. Did this for almost 2 years and my kid is now doing fine.

      I really want to get back on a research career and thinking of doing a second Ph.D.  this time in BME with a specialization in Biophotonics. From my previous Ph.D. I got 2 peer review publications ( both 2 author), 4 conference abstracts, and 2 posters. I am sure I can get 3-4 good recommendation letters from my supervisors, and currently working on doing the GRE general. Do you have any advice as a current Ph.D. in BME? Do you know if schools will accept me since I already have a Ph.D. ? 

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    • ALDO92  »  Erica91

      Ciao Erica, credo sei italiana.
      Ho letto i tuoi commenti inerenti allo stage nato. Mi potresti dire come è andata a finire poi? Ti hanno risposto tramite mail o sulla propria area utente. Per quanto mi riguarda ho sempre la voce 'APPLICATION RECEIVED /  SUBMITTED' dunque non ho ricevuto alcuna risposta alcuna. Qualsiasi info aggiuntiva sarebbe d aiuto. 
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      Hello!
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    • a_girlhasnoname  »  KAMALAGRAD

      Hi,
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