New to grad cafe and a bit behind the ball with posting it seems! But I too am getting antsy and am enjoying reading everyone’s backgrounds and processes!
Undergrad Institution: Big state school
Major: Biology and French (double major)
Grad Institution: Top 10 PH school
Grad GPA: 3.7
GRE: 161V, 161 Q, 5W
Statistician at the CDC for 3.5 Years with extensive work internationally, RA and TA experience in grad school and undergrad
Strong letters of rec from CDC statisticians, epidemiologists
Publications/Presentations: 3 first author papers, 6 coauthor papers, others in development, 2 conference presentations
UW GH metrics, UW Epi, Tulane Global biostatistics and Data Science, UGA Epi, Emory Epi
Acceptances / interviews:
Admitted at Tulane Global biostatistics and Data Science, no word about funding
I is anyone really familiar with the funding process? It seems like every school has a different mechanism, and some schools seem to admit more students than they offer funding to.... and how important do you think contacting faculty before applying is? I emailed or called someone at 3/6 schools and I’m hoping that’s not a deal breaker....