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  1. Hey everyone, thought I'd join in: UW Genome Sciences (rejected) WashU CSB (on-campus interview) UCLA Gene Regulation, Epigenomics and Transcriptomics (on-campus interview) UMich PIBS (on-campus interview) Princeton QCB UCSD BISB BU bioinformatics MD Anderson UTHealth bioinformatics/biostatistics UPenn biostatistics UMich biostatistics BU biostatistics
  2. If I were to take a job right out of college and do an online MS degree in biostatistics on the side, how would my prospects be for jobs and PhD programs after I finish the degree?
  3. Undergrad/grad Institution: Vanderbilt Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology Minors: Scientific Computing, Chemistry, (maybe math, if I decide to take diff eq) GPA: 3.8 Type of Student: Domestic Asian Male Relevant Courses: Single variable calc 1 and 2 (5 on AP test), multivariable calc (A-), intro to stats and probability (A-), stats lab (A), biostats (A), genome science (A), thermodynamics (A-), calc-based physics lecture and lab (A), Data Science Methods for Smart Cities (A) Courses in progress: Foundations in bioinformatics (grad course), linear alg, real analysis
  4. I am applying for biostatistics grad school for Fall 2019. Given that I will have taken three math classes (multi, intro prob and stats, and lin alg) in college by the time I turn in applications given my current plans, would it be more beneficial for me to take another undergrad math course(ODE, real analysis, or mathematics of data science) next semester, or continue with my plan of two grad-level courses next semester? The grad class I would drop in favor of a math class would be Computational Structural Biology (i.e. protein modeling).
  5. Given my credentials above, do you think I would get an MS offer?
  6. I've heard of a lot of people who applied to University of Michigan's Biostatistics PhD program and got offered admission to their MS to PhD fast track. My question is should I apply for just the MS, just the PhD, or both programs if I want to get that fast track offer? I'm a molecular and cellular biology major, with a little higher than a 3.7 math GPA (only took "multivariable calc" and "intro to statistics and probability and the associated lab", and I'm taking linear algebra this fall, maybe another math class spring semester). I also saw on the UM website's tableau graph that arou
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