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  1. @XuzheZhang Hey, something to keep in mind since you plan to pursue your PhD-- Columbia doesn't have a rotations program so you'd have to match with a professor immediately, but I've met a couple of students who worked as Master's student in a professor's lab and applied for PhD to work with the same professor. In BU, there is a one-year rotation program that allows you to try out 2-3 different professors.
  2. @polyxcrunner Thank you for your response! I think that I prefer Boston as a whole, but I'm wondering if going to Columbia might be better for me if I decide to stay in academia. Do you know if Boston University has a good reputation amongst biotech people in terms of their BME PhD program (compared to Columbia)? I'm not so keen on comparing universities based on their prestige, but since getting an academia job relies on other people's perspectives on program/school reputation, I thought I'd ask to give myself peace of mind that I'm making the right decision.
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    USC vs. Duke

    Duke has a pretty big alumni network, so you could probably get great connections, but I think there are a lot less biotech jobs in that area. You'd probably be very employable wherever you choose...maybe ask yourself, would you be more proud to say you're a grad of Duke or USC?
  4. Hey guys, I am trying to decide between Columbia and Boston University for BME PhD and I would appreciate any input from other BME grads or prospective students! For reference, the stipends are pretty comparable, but Columbia has direct match whereas Boston has a rotations program. Does anyone know which place has better success for academic vs industry employment and what the reputation is at both locations?
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