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    2018 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Hello everyone! Would appreciate if someone could comment on whether I have a chance to be admetted to programs I'm applying to, since I have low GPA and my Q score isn't so hot as well (hope good subject compensates for that). And my research experience might not be so competitive too. Maybe I should consider some lower-ranked programs? Undergrad Institution: some Medical University, top for medicine in RussiaMajor(s): General Medicine (MD)Minor(s): n/aGPA in Major: Overall GPA: 3.21Position in Class: n/aType of Student: International maleGRE Scores (revised/old version):Q: 155 (59%)V: 161 (88%)W: 3.0 (18%)B: Biology 820 (90%)TOEFL Total: 105Research Experience: 4 years in neurobiological lab in Moscow, Russia, with focus on cellular basis of memory. Got my own little project, but no publications so far. Oral presentations and posters at several all-russian "international" conferences.Awards/Honors/Recognitions: an award for the best oral presentation at local conference (don't know if it's worth mentioning though)Pertinent Activities or Jobs: private tutor for high school students in biology and chemistry for 3 years, also did some toturing at college level in biochemistry, histology ans pharmacologyAny Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Special Bonus Points: one of my recommenders is relatively well-known scientist (compared to other russians)Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: would recieve MD degree (don't know if this is an advantage)Applying to Where: Applying to Neuroscience programs UCSD UCLA UC Davis UC Riverside Baylor Emory UT Southwestern Columbia NYU

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