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  1. I put mine in the same place, I did a page break and then my refs. You guys might want to start a central cgs-m questions thread, sounds helpful.
  2. I wouldn't focus so much on your own amazing theory (we all have them) because PIs usually don't care at this stage. I second other posters in maybe fitting in one of your ideas into a professors existing line of research, you're there to learn from them and develop your own ideas as you progress.
  3. The programs you listed take on more internationals than others I've seen. I know at our department, there was only one international student (that I knew of), and our clinical program basically didn't consider any internationals despite the fact that it wasn't stated on the website. US is much more international friendly--but departmental politics also make a difference as to whether they'll take one (both here and US). I'd say its more trouble than its worth for most CA programs to take on an international student, but you won't know until you apply.
  4. I can't think of anything outside of fulbright
  5. Generally fair to say its cumulative, but note that GPA conversions vary by the school grading scheme. In Canada, its a mix of cGPA, last two years, and occasionally last year.
  6. Howdy all, I'm wondering what the odds are getting into a R1 clinical psych program without 2 years postbacc/full-time coordinator work. I'm continuing in two labs at the moment, so I'm still actively RA-ing, but its not paid or full time. I'm freshly graduated, so one year short of the good ol' 2 year mark which seems to be the trend (looking at recent admissions). Odds are impossible to guess, but I'd like to hear from people who got in from a similar position, or without a 2 year position like that, and maybe what aspects of our application compensated for the absence of a full-time research position. Thanks!
  7. Trying to figure out if I want to apply this year again. Interested in UTSC, UBC, UVic, Queens and SFU, pending on who's taking students.
  8. Im in a similar position to you, and what I've come to realize is that clinical isn't a race; extra time won't really harm your application when your time is spent well. Again, depends on your goals and the schools you're applying to, but I think taking an extra year to get pubs and conferences done + full time research work will make you super competitive for sure.
  9. Canada isn't as hard on GREs, I've seen people admitted to clinical masters with scores below yours. Your scores are pretty decent.
  10. Ah, seems like staying at UNL is worth it if there's someone else at the department you'd like to work with. Starting from scratch seems complicated, dropping out and sending yourself back a year doesn't really make sense unless you don't see yourself at UNL. Moving once you have a masters might lead one to wonder why you 'dropped out' of a phd program, but your circumstances are unique and I'm sure you can explain it well (theres people who do it, uncommon though as attrition is pretty low for phds).
  11. So she didn't offer to take you to Syracuse with her? I think when it comes to faculty moving, students can be offered the choice to move with their advisor or not--I don't think they have to reapply. Maybe you missed out because of the timing (you are incoming but havent officially started)--either way this is pretty unfortunate timing/news, sorry to hear it.
  12. Your NIH post-bacc seems pretty desirable, I know a lot of clin science programs are embracing people with bio backgrounds bc of the need for translational research. I think your grades are a bigger problem than your major; that said, there's definite strengths and weaknesses to your application. 'Marketing' yourself effectively in light of this, and finding a strong research fit might make the difference between being admitted or not in your case. If you find a PI who's doing really biological work, your background might overshadow weaker grades/coursework--who knows, admissions is a guessing game after all.
  13. Canadians aren't eligible for NSF. Basically, the only hope of external funding we can bring are the foreign CIHR one and I think a SSHRC that can be held outside of Canada. Fulbright is also an option to apply for. There's probably a few more area-specific funding things that aren't tied to a certain citizenship. External funding is rare in the states whereas its kind of essential here, but it definitely helps as mentioned^
  14. Canada is as hard as the states and generally harder to get into as an international than the states, but canada generally calculates GPA from last two years. I think a terminal masters from the states might be helpful.
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