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About Katyya

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    2017 Fall
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    Cancer Biology

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  1. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Officially committed to Vanderbilt IGP. Excited to see they moved one up to #14 this year. Opened up waitlist spots for Sinai CAB and Emory CB. Hope they pulled someone off the waitlist who really wants to go!
  2. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Not yet. I still have Vanderbilt coming up so I will decide after. Leaning towards Mount Sinai at the moment.
  3. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Thank you! This is more than grad school acceptance for me as an international student This is like I CAN STAY IN THE US CARD!
  4. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Yes! I got a call from Anna Kenney yesterday. She said official decisions won't be coming out before next week but she just wanted to let me know early or something.
  5. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I got an acceptance email from Mount Sinai yesterday. Personal email from Cancer MTA co-director this morning. Also got a call from Emory yesterday. It's been a good week so far. Good luck to everyone who's still waiting!
  6. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Don't worry too much about the PIs research you're interviewing with. Know your stuff! they will ask you to go on and on about your research without asking detailed questions and it will look bad if you don't have a like a prepared speech that is at least 3-5 minutes long. Be comfortable, be yourself and don't be afraid to ask questions. You're not the only one being interviewed. You are also interviewing the PI and the school and making sure it's the right fit for you. So don't be afraid to ask like oh is this project available or are you recruiting graduate students right now or how often do you have lab meetings etc. It looks good to be interested in the details of how the lab functions and they want to make sure that it's a right fit for you.
  7. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Not true. 90 interviewees for 40 spots but they will accept ~60-70 to ensure 40 people come. I'm like 100% sure I got in but I guess we'll see.
  8. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Rejected from Yale. Oh well. Chilling in NYC hotel room right now Mount Sinai tomorrow morning. Good luck to other applicants!
  9. 2017 Interview Dates

    Albert Einstein Biomedical sciences: Jan 25-27 Berkeley Comp Bio: Feb 14-16 Berkeley IB: Jan 27-28 Berkeley Cell Molecular Bio: Feb 12-14, Feb 26-28 CMU-Pitt Comp bio: Feb 23-25, March 2-4 Columbia Biological Sciences: Jan 22-23, Mar 2-4 Columbia Biomedical Informatics: Jan 27-29th Cornell Tri Institutional computational biology: Feb 26-27. University of Chicago Molecular Biosciences: Jan 19-21, Feb 9-11, Feb 23-25 Duke Biochemistry: Feb 9-12 or Feb 23-26 Duke CMB: February 2-4 or February 16-18 Harvard BIG (I asked and then asked a contact I have and all I could get was late January or early February) Havard BBS: Jan 26-29, Feb 9-12 Harvard MCO: Jan 25-28, Feb 1-4 Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai (Neuro only): January 9-10 Icahn SOM at Mount Sinai (non-neuro): January 12-13 or January 19-20 Johns Hopkins CMM: January 19-20 or February 23-24 UMichigan PIBS: Jan 26-28, Feb 2-4, Feb 9-11 MIT Biology: Feb 11-14, Feb 25-28, March 11-14 MIT CSBi: Feb 3 & 10 MIT HST: march 2-4 (strange those two overlap as they are 2 of the top comp bio programs) Northwestern DGP: Jan 12-14, Jan 26-28, Feb 9-11 NIH OxCam: February 15-17 NYU GSAS: Feb 2-3, Feb 16-17 Penn State BMMB: Jan 26-28 Princeton EEB: Feb 7-9 Princeton QCB: Feb 9-11 Rockefeller: Feb 23-24, March 2-3 Sanger 4-year program: Jan 23rd Sloan Kettering: Jan 10-12 Stanford BI: march 1-5 Stanford Biosciences: March 1-5 UConn Health Biomedical Sciences: Feb 10-11 U Wash Biology: Jan 26-28 U Wash Genome Sciences: Feb 12-14, Feb 26-28 UC Irvine CMB: Jan 26-27, Feb 9-10 UCSD BMS: Feb 2-5, Feb 23-26 UCSF BMS: Jan 26-28, Feb 9-11 UCSF bioinformatics: Feb 9-10, Feb 16-17 UCSF TETRAD: Feb 2-5, Feb 24-27 UNC Chapel Hill BBSP: Feb 2-4, Feb 16-18, March 2-4 UMass Medical School BBS: January 26-27 or February 2-3 UPenn CAMB: Jan 19-21, Feb 2-4 UT Austin Cell and Molecular Biology: Jan 19-22, Feb 9-12 UWashington MCB: Jan 25-27/28, Feb 8-10/11 Vanderbilt IGP: Feb 3rd, 10th, 17th Yale BBS Immunology: Feb 16-19 Yale BBS MMPP: Feb 16-19 Yale CBB/MCGD: Feb 3-5
  10. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    But I'll be traveling 3 days prior to the interview so I won't be able to prep. I feel like schools should be more responsible and let you know who you are interviewing with weeks before.
  11. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Has anyone heard from Mount Sinai about the 6 faculty members we'll be interviewing with? The interview is in 9 days and I still haven't received any information..
  12. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Just received an interview at Vanderbilt as well!
  13. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Does anyone know if Vandy or Yale are still sending invites? Also Mt. Sinai is coming up in 10 days... I haven't prepped!
  14. Dressing for interviews

    Business formal is a pant suit. I'd expect that from medical school and MSTP interviews. I'm planning on wearing a button down shirt (white or light blue), a grey pencil skirt and either a matching blazer or a black blazer matching black heels. Dressing professionally is such a hassle but honestly it makes me feel so much more self confident. Even if you are a very sporty person and don't usually dress professionally, it shows respect for the people you're interviewing with that you went an extra mile and outside of your comfort zone to dress well and blend in.