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  1. Hi Everyone, I'm applying for the UC San Diego Biomedical Sciences PhD program and I got a draft finished for the SOP. I'd love it if I can get a few kind individuals to take a look at it and provide me some feedback (rip it apart if you must). Please comment that you're interested and I'll PM you the doc Thank you!
  2. Thanks for taking the time to evaluate my profile! I'm trying to have the perspective of finding the best fit to train vs. just trying to get a phD. Additionally, with encouragement from the people writing my LORs, I threw out the notion of high-tier/ mid-tier/ safety somewhere along the way lol. However, I completely understand what you mean. The worry lingers in the back of my mind and I'm still looking at more schools to add to my list. So far, my criteria for choosing schools includes positive stance towards industry collaborations, opportunities for students to take classes outside o
  3. Undergrad Institution: Top 10 US Public SchoolMajor(s): Cell and Developmental BiologyMinor(s):GPA in Major: Overall GPA: 3.13Position in Class: N/AType of Student: Domestic Asian Female GRE Scores (revised/old version): Retaking in October for better quant and writing score.. but not sure if I can get it up significantly. I have a really poor affinity for standardized testing Q: 157V: 158W: 4.0B:TOEFL Total: (if applicable, otherwise delete this)Research Experience: (At your school or elsewhere? What field? How much time? Any publications (Mth author out of N?) or conference talks etc...
  4. Thanks a bunch! Originally, I wasn't so confident in getting as strong as an LOR from my undergrad thesis advisor as I am from people at my company. I feel as if I've grown exponentially more and made significantly more strides while working at my job than I did at my undergrad project, but I definitely understand the need for LORs that have more variability so the admissions committee would be able to have more to access me with. I'll reach out to my undergrad thesis advisor and ask if he'd be able to write a strong LOR anyways. Doesn't hurt to try . Thanks a lot for your advice!
  5. Thank you so much Victorious Secret (clever name btw). Your response is super helpful and I really appreciate you taking the time to write back. I definitely have much to consider Yes, it is de la zerda. I definitely triangulated on his identity with my description haha!
  6. Hi Everyone, After graduating with a BS in 2015, I've been working at a stealth medical diagnostic start up in the R&D department for over 2 years and I'm planning to apply to some phD programs fall 2019 focusing on microbiome/immuno/cancer . I have a question regarding how much my industry experience will help me in my applications. Some context: I have a pretty low uGPA: 3.13 from burning out during one quarter which resulted in me receiving a 2.97. I tried really hard to bring it back up... and I sort of did, but by the time I figured out how to study well, it was too late...
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