Dragon_ChemBio

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About Dragon_ChemBio

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  • Location
    Wisconsin
  • Application Season
    2017 Fall
  • Program
    Chemical Biology
  1. If I knew then what I know now

    Don't get so wrapped up in school name recognition. It's really all about the best fit (how the professors in the program match your specific research interests, and other personal factors). I kept telling everyone and was trying to convince myself that Berkeley was my top choice when I started my applications, and in the end, I didn't even apply to Berkeley because the research fit was quite poor. After that, I kept telling everyone and was trying to convince myself that Stanford was my top choice after I got my interview offers, but once again, the research fit was less than stellar (but I kept saying that it was my top choice during and after the interview). I wasn't accepted after the interview, which was actually a good thing. If Berkeley and Stanford were replaced by two lesser-known schools, but everything else about the programs/professors were kept the same, I wouldn't even have considered applying to them.
  2. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    That's really dumb. GRE scores shouldn't matter at all by this stage. Actually, that test is a scam and should be thrown out altogether.
  3. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I think UCSF/Stanford can split costs, not sure about Berkeley. They just sent me an e-mail regarding logistics (I'm in CSB). The last day of events is on Sat, March 4. At least for my home program, there are faculty talks from 10am-2pm, after which there are shuttles to the airport until 7pm.
  4. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I received an invite from them a week before Christmas. Note that I submitted my application a day before it was due.
  5. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    For anyone with Stanford interviews, have you gotten an e-mail regarding visit logistics?
  6. Post Interview Acceptance Rates

    Stanford biosciences? Particularly CSB.
  7. Is it possible to go from chemistry to biology as an undergrad?

    Switching fields isn't uncommon, so you should be fine. There's an old saying that it's easier to teach a synthetic chemist biology, than to teach a biologist synthetic chemistry.
  8. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I just got an interview offer from them today, which was really surprising. I wasn't expecting any news until January, especially since I submitted my app a day before it was due. Regardless, I think they have yet to send out the vast majority of interview offers. Hope you get an invite!
  9. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Scripps is starting to send out interview offers - just got an email from them today!
  10. Program Specific Thread - The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla

    Just got an interview offer for CA today!
  11. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Just received an interview offer for Stanford Biosciences/CSB!
  12. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Northwestern IBiS is sending out interview invites.
  13. 2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Same here - very excited! Hope to see you there! Though on the calendar to select interview dates, it doesn't seem like any days are highlighted.