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About jmillar

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    Portland, OR
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Biology / Bioinformatics

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  1. There are some student coop housing options that allow pets: http://www.icc.coop/index.php
  2. I was thinking about some of the graduate housing options for the first year, at least until I get a better feel for the area.
  3. Did you start in the fall of last year? If so, yes you qualify. If you started earlier (summer term or before), then you do not. This is only if you are a full time student. If you are part time, you can only have completed 24 semester credit hours or 36 quarter credit hours. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2016/nsf16588/nsf16588.htm
  4. The final decision should show up in fastlane, but I don't know if the explanation would be there. You would not be able to resubmit this cycle.
  5. It was many reasons. I wanted to stay in evolutionary biology, but work from a more math/stat perspective. I was able to find a great advisor that got his PhD in Math, but is now a professor in EEB. I was wary at first when UMich said they were so interdisciplinary (everyone says that), but when I got there they really did make an effort to expand ties to many departments. I also wanted to expand my skills in Bioinformatics, and the department is a bit decentralized, so people from many departments work together (every person I interviewed with was in a different department!). They will even allow me to get a masters on the side in epidemiology (and pay for it), so I can bridge my work with public health. I will have great access to data from the medical school to expand disease evolution work. I was also impressed by the support for their students and all the resources available. Placement after school is excellent for both my program and my advisor. Ann Arbor is also interesting as a city in and of itself. It is a college town, but a large one of intellectuals and a lot of the city appears interconnected with the school. Before I visited, I really thought I did not want to go to Michigan. After my visit, where I grilled everyone there about why they came here, and hung out with the previous year's cohort in the city, I got the feeling my problem would be I wouldn't want to leave once my program was finished.
  6. This is also great opportunity to ask what it's like to work for the POI and get a better feel for the lab and program.
  7. I will have a UMich EEB advisor, but will technically be in Bioinformatics. Some of the classes/seminars will overlap.
  8. Thought I would revive this thread. Will be heading to UMich for Fall 2017 for the Program in Biomedical Science (PIBS). Very excited and now starting to look for housing.
  9. Same for me, so l spent $135 sending 5 GRE scores.
  10. I've received a few of these at different schools (MS at one school, PhD at another). My GRE is sub-par (V 68%, Q 70%, W 55%). At the first school, there was a university wide fellowship for full tuition and it was based off your Statement of Purpose, CV, GPA, and GRE. At the school I'm attending in the fall, I received a RMF which is selected based on the following criteria: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/downloads/fellowships/rmf/rmfGuide.pdf Basically, this is completely dependent on which university you will be attending. And yes, there was nothing extra I could do other than submit a strong application.
  11. In the end, I ended up choosing UMich based on program fit, research fit, and feel of the campus. It felt very weird to turn down Emory and Berkeley...
  12. There is information at the bottom of the page about interschool degrees at the graduate level: https://www.calarts.edu/academics/programs-degrees https://www.calarts.edu/sites/default/files/inline-files/2015/07/21/1415catalogpolicies.pdf It really depends on the school. My school offers dual masters in any two programs if you can get the departments to sign off with it. There are several pairings that students often pursue, but I chose a pair never done before. There was no communication between the two, so everything was left up to me. I'm a term away from graduating, but I wouldn't recommend what I've done to other people. You should really ask other people at CalArts their impressions.
  13. I just went to the UMich PIBS 1st interview weekend and got an acceptance the Monday after. Not sure when the rest are sent out.