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About glialstar

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    2019 Fall
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    Neuroscience PhD

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  1. I dont know exactly what i want to do with my Neuro PhD, but its definitely not academia. Im looking towards industry/government broadly. So working in clinical labs, government research positions (DoD, NIH, govt contracts), research advocacy, unsure exactly yet.
  2. The suburbs and outskirts of town are fine, but downtown and VCU are still pretty rough. I visit friends at VCU a few times a year and theres always something bad happening (assault, theft, etc). If you know how to handle yourself in a city youll be fine, but its just an extra caution that has to be taken in areas like that. A lot to do, but there are def safer city options elsewhere.
  3. I vote option 3. I graduated with a Neuro degree with about a 3.3, and like 3.07 in major (ochem yikes), a good deal of research experience, posters etc. I didnt apply my senior year and opted to to a postbacc instead. Applied to 7 schools this year for Neuroscience PhDs, interviewed at 4, declined 2 immediately though due to fit during the interview and 2 acceptances to programs I loved! Applied: Brown, Mayo Clinic, Yale, USUHS, Dartmouth, Princeton, Weill Cornell interviews: Brown, Mayo Clinic, USUHS, Dartmouth Accepted: Brown (I picked Brown!) & Mayo Clinic Just work in your statement and more experience this year and you should be fine!
  4. Think about where youd like to live if all else is equal. As someone who grew up a couple hours from VCU/Richmond, I would not want to live there lol. Pretty dangerous/not the best area if you arent used to it.
  5. Just got a call with an offer for the Brown Neuroscience PhD! With my gpa from undergrad being 3.27 (3.07 in major), i really wasn't too hopeful for this round of applications- But I'm ecstatic!
  6. Email! And I wouldnt be worried if I was you, they said decisions would be made from the end of Jan-early feb!
  7. Just got an invite to interview day and open house at USUHS for their Neuroscience PhD!
  8. Haha right? I knew the admissions committee met today, but figured they would send invites tomorrow or next week. Ill see you there!
  9. Just got an email for an interview for Dartmouth PEMM- Neuroscience! Feb 15-17!
  10. Ive heard conflicting opinions on that- my approach was to just call the program and ask if all interview invitatiins had been sent out at that point. They dont have/ask your name so no harm?
  11. They both provide experience in research, however postbaccs tend to be research project oriented, offer graduate classes to establish a grad gpa, many helpful seminars etc. I have heard that they are seen favorably as they are serious/intense research experiences that prepare students well for PhD programs
  12. Just called the Yale INP/Neuroscience program coordinator and was told all interview invitations have been sent out at this point. Suspected as much, official rejections to follow
  13. Mayo Clinic, I interviewed for Yale and Northwestern PREP as well!
  14. They are the same! People got calls yesterday, in past years they did invites all in one day and sent mass rejection via email/portal a few days later
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