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  1. Clinapp2017

    Searching experiment for replication in semester

    This forum is not for homework help, FYI.
  2. Based on percentile scores, I would send the second one. According to the conversion charts, GRE 1 is V at 88 percentile and Q at 66 percentile (not competitive depending on your program). GRE 2 is V at 80th percentile and Q at 81, and you cross the 320 combined mark that makes candidates the most competitive. I would agree with @ResilientDreams and send both if allowed, but 2 is probably the better of the two options.
  3. Clinapp2017

    Concerns about applying this year

    The GRE scores are not good as is. To be the most competitive for clinical programs, you want to at least surpass the 310 cutoff for the combined score. My undergrad mentor (who was heavily involved in admissions across the department) said he even thought going above 320 combined makes students the most competitive. It sucks, but gre and pubs are the only things that carry the same weight across applicants. A high gpa is good, but a 4.0 means different things across programs with different rigor.
  4. Clinapp2017

    Research based PhD

    Even if you don’t want to be practicing clinician, pursuing a PhD in Clinical can be wise. If your work involves clinical populations, there is significant value in learning assessment and treatment techniques, even if they don’t overlap with your interests. An example of this from my life is the study of neurodegnerative diseases, which isn’t exactly what most people think of when they think of clinical psych. However, many of these conditions have presenting components of anxiety, depression, etc., so me learning about this through clinical experience hands-on is important to me. I also think having more options after finishing a PhD is always better that less. Clinical gives you the flexibility to open a private practice or just do clinical work if you wind up hating research and the academic struggle-bus. This, to me, was valuable.
  5. A boss who is a neuropsychologist would be almost certainly appropriate. FWIW: I am studying clinical psych with a neuropsych focus now and has my clinical supervisor for one of my neuro internships in college write a letter, paired with two research mentors.
  6. Clinapp2017

    About writing sample

    What programs are you applying to this fall? It would be helpful to know so students or faculty can comment on this more. In clinical psych, an honors thesis is probably appropriate.
  7. Clinapp2017

    What to ask about in Skype interview

    Mentorship style (hands off, hands on) Lab culture (any outings or shared events) Expectations and commitment from you (what does he want out of his students) Those are a few ideas. I feel like having a list of questions is good, but what is even better is when the conversation flows more naturally. My current mentor and I clicked over a random baseball souvinier in her office, for example.
  8. Clinapp2017

    Published abstract - any significance?

    You can put that you presented at that meeting on your CV under "presentations," but do not list a "published abstract" as a "publication."
  9. Clinapp2017

    Clinical Psychology PhD's with assessment focus

    A narrower scope than “assessment” would probably be helpful if you want recommendations. Even in clinical neuropsychology tracks, people specialize in research in specific areas (e.g., TBI diagnosis and treatment) vs. assessment broadly.
  10. Use google scholar to search for recent articles on that topic. Then look at who the authors are and their affiliations. From there, use regular google again to look those people up. Hope this helps.
  11. Clinapp2017

    Psych GRE and a couple general admissions questions

    1. For me, the psych GRE was a joke. More than half of the content was IO/Social, which (to me) is fairly irrelevant to my field of study. I scored in the 75th percentile (90th bio/neuroscience, 50th social/IO), so I wound up not sending this. My general scores and GPA were great, so I let those speak for themselves on the standardized test front. Frankly, master's programs are not rigorous or competitive enough in their admissions process (IMHO) to even suggest applicants take this... 2. I'd reach out to profs now if you have been that far out. Some may be on summer holiday, though, so keep that in mind. 3. I am confused. Are you applying to just masters programs, or PhD as well? Usually master's programs do not have formalized mentor-mentee relationships like that. If you are talking about PhD programs, I would reach out in early-to-late August when funding for the next incoming year might be more clear. It's too early now.
  12. It's good that she is interested in you and your project. Lots of people take a gap year if they don't feel like they have enough research experience. It sounds like you would have less than a year of research experience at the time of applying this fall, so that is not a lot in comparison to some people who are bringing in 3-5 years. That being said, mentor fit is the most important aspect of the application. Ultimately, it is up to the mentor (and the application committees) to determine who will be joining their lab and the program. I don't admit to know anything about Dalhousie's reputation, but I do know it is in Canada. If you are pursuing clinical and are a resident of the U.S. and want to return to work/practice in the U.S., you might want to consider issues of reciprocity. Canada and the U.S. are about the most reciprocal you get out of any U.S.-other country combo, but there are still issues sometimes. I would definitely ask your prospective and current mentor about this, as well as other people in the field who know more on this issue than I do. Also, if you take a gap year, I would recommend trying to find a paid RA job and taking at least 2 years, if possible. You won't get any meaningful pubs or posters out of a 1 year position, most likely, as it takes 6-8 months to fully get up to speed and develop your own ideas in the new lab. Most people take 2+ years of gap if they take any gap.
  13. Clinapp2017

    How do you feel?

    You’re not the only one. I’m a now 2nd year student and imposter syndrome is still real. From what I’ve heard, it never goes away (even faculty feel it). You just need to know you’re there for a reason and continue to be excited. For me, being open to learning something new every day really has helped.
  14. Clinapp2017

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    I reached out September/early October. I would wait until then because a lot of people are on vacation right now and funding situations may not yet be known for the 2019 year incoming students.
  15. Clinapp2017

    Fall 2019 Psychology PhD Applicants!

    Have you taken the GRE/what is your score? Also, what programs or research areas are you looking for? You sound competitive at least based on this.

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