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JustHopefulMe

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  • Application Season
    2018 Fall
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    Neuoroscience

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  1. JustHopefulMe

    Cincinnati, OH

    Wow! Thanks for the heads-up! May I ask you an off-topic question? I see that you have been accepted at great schools other than Cincinnati. Why did you decide to go with UC? I apologize if that question was too personal. You may choose not to answer, of course. I am just curious about how people decide where to go. I was accepted at two schools and UC was the better of the two (in terms of facilities and research options). School #2 was great too but there was only one PI I felt could see myself working with. So that's how I made my decision.
  2. JustHopefulMe

    Cincinnati, OH

    Hi! I'm moving to study at UC in the fall too Does anyone have an opinion about their on-campus housing options? I got an e-mail from the Office of Graduate and Family Housing with links to look at their apartments. Would anyone recommend living there?
  3. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Congrats to all those who received acceptances! I am really happy that some of us are finally relieved Has anyone heard from FSU or Cincinnati post-interview? It has been a month and I'm starting to get worried...
  4. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Thank you! I wish you best of luck too!
  5. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    I just got an interview invitation from MUSC! And they have accepted people before at it seems from the results page. So never lose hope! As for Michigan, I have seen both interviews and rejections on the results page, so it's pretty much the same situation as yours and Maryland. They sent out their interview invitations around Dec. 15 and rejections around January 22. I have nothing but to stay hopeful!
  6. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    I'm in the same situation for two other schools, UMich and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). I know that the interview weekend for Michigan is in March, so maybe I still have time to hope, but I was surprised to know that MUSC is already starting to send out acceptances! I'm getting very nervous and I'm afraid to call the program only to get a rejection I know this doesn't answer your question, but I just wanted to let you know you're not alone. Hang in there!
  7. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Congratulations! That is such good news. At least you know now what you'll be doing next year
  8. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Has anyone heard from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)? What about Drexel?
  9. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Thanks! Glad to know that I'm not alone
  10. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    On another note, I heard that it is good etiquette to send a "thank you" e-mail to those who interviewed you. I didn't know that was a thing (oops! ) Do you think it would be a good idea to send one now (a week after the interview) or should I just forget about it?
  11. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Thanks for your reply! I really hope they are still deliberating as you said and that I would get an invitation soon. UMich is one of my top choices and would love to hear a positive reply from them. As for Cincinnati, I loved it too! The facilities are really fancy compared to my current institution and the people were very nice. I hope my interviews went well over there. Thanks for the info and congratulations on receiving the invitation! I hope everything turns out well with you. I think I will stay hopeful since I haven't received a rejection yet and there still is a month until the interview weekend?
  12. JustHopefulMe

    2018 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    HI everyone! Glad that I found this thread. I got interviewed at Florida State University on 1/26 and at the University of Cincinnati on 2/1. Haven't heard from either yet. I have been rejected from the University of Minnesota (without an interview). I still haven't heard anything from the University of Michigan, though. I applied directly to the NGP (not through the PIBS), and have seen people post interviews and rejections on the results page. Do they do multiple rounds of interviews? Or should I just wait for my rejection letter at this point? Good luck to all!
  13. Thank you! That makes sense. The skills are actually transferrable, as the two fields are somewhat related. I will try to reach out to him, and perhaps sending him a copy of my updated CV would help
  14. Hi everyone! So I'm trying to choose the people who are going to write me recommendation letters. One is my current master's advisor, another is a professor with whom I worked as a research assistant, but I'm stuck on the third. Should I ask my first master's degree advisor who supervised my thesis research almost 10 years ago (yes, I'm currently doing a second master's degree) or a professor with whom I have taken a class just a year ago (I got A in the class, but have never worked with him in a research environment)? I have very good relationships with both. The first is from a foreign country/institution while the second is from the same country I intend to apply for a PhD in. Any insight would be appreciated. Good luck to all!
  15. You are right. There is no such obligation. However, since I am interested in a few labs in the department, I don't want to apply to the program if these labs are not planning on taking any students. Also, I have been told that sometimes contacting PIs beforehand may increase an applicant's chances of admission if there appears to be a mutual interest in working together (but this probably does not apply in the case described above because such correspondence should have been taken place a long time ago). Edit: be careful, though. Depending on the field of study, Some programs DO require that applicants contact PIs or at least have a list of potential faculty members with whom they would like to work. Some even demand that the PI has actually agreed to be your mentor before you apply in order to be accepted in the program. So be sure to understand the requirements of the particular programs to which you are applying!
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