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  1. it is that top programs at a top university may have more resources and funding. There are more opportunities available after you get PhD degree from a top university.
  2. I feel like internationals should not expect any school is guaranteed or safe if you do not have a strong connection. Most programs probably pick only 1-2 internationals to give offers, which are very likely their own students, so couple applicants who are extremely competitive or have connections will screw you out.
  3. It is very hard for international applicants to be accepted by top rank institutions in Biomedical fields without publication or exceptional shining recommendation. Stanford bioscience receives around 1000 international applicants all programs add up each year, about 10% has decent grades, recommendations, and publications vs Less than 10 will be granted an offer.
  4. Normal interviews are before Mid-Jan. But if they have make-up interview or later section, you can still get after that. But yes, most of them should come before feb because programs try to give you one month to prepare for and try to give results out before March.
  5. Maybe you should take more classes and show your improvement. I do not understand, why you are able to publish so many journals but cannot even handle the easiest and most basic thing in school. Just have last two year’s grades > 85, then you will be fine. Also, I feel like compared with having four publications on Scientific Report, even one publication on median journal like Nature communication as a top author would be more useful. Some people especially some scholars with good reputation might think this is not a good sign. About 1/3 of my projects were not published to make sure they would not deprave my publication list (or my PIs...), but if you just want to go to any graduate school, I feel it is fine just make sure they are decent.
  6. Although in different fields might be slightly different, but based on what I heard, Scientific Report is generally not considered as one of the top journals or even a prestigious one. However, I believe having four publications in any decent journal is indubitable excellent. Maybe you should start to contact your POI to see if they have any interest in you, and I believe many of them might do.
  7. I just got an interview invitation from Emory...but it's not normal one, but a zoom interview for only 15 min.... Is this a good sign or a bad sign ? is this the final interview or a pre-check interview ??
  8. I think you should put off picking school at this moment and first seriously think about how to get a PhD program first. Let me guess you are international and from a non-English speaking country? (more than half of schools on accept several international students per year, the competition is very brutal because there might be thousands of international applicants and likely more than half of them are not worse than you, and be honest, even on domestic loose standard, you are not very competitive) TOEFL speaking score is very important especially for those low rank schools because they need you do TA more than RA, so you might be screen off in the first round. GRE and GPA are fine, but still not very competitive, can not be a reason to accept you when there are tons of cheaper domestic students and international with higher GPA, GRE and schools. You should definitely do a master first, and even though you need to low down your expectation quit a lot to make sure be accepted. Apply rank ~100 master program and some backups.
  9. international bioinformatics student here, but I am applying phd if you have 3.5-3.6 from top universities, should be fine. And you need a computational background for bioinfor. Maybe get a full score for you gre quant ? Otherwise recommend apply wet lab.
  10. Undergrad Institution: large state R2Major(s): Cell bio, Biochem and minor in mathMinor(s): MathGPA in Major: 3.95 Cell bio, 3.89 biochem, 4.0 Minor in mathOverall GPA: 3.81 (failed one stupid history class, the instruction definite had racial discrimination, I pretty regret to not sue him.)Type of Student: International but U at US. Poor international Asian male.GRE Q: 170 V: 151 W: 3.0 Research Experience: 2 Years post-bac at UCSF 3 Pubs (3rd for median clinic journal, 3rd for a in-field top, Nth for a nature comm) 1 2nd Pub sent to nature. 1 in prepare as the first author. 2 letters from UCSF, 1 from collaborator and well-known in field, 1 from home school. Should be all strong Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Some national honors from high school, Deanlists of cource.Pertinent Activities or Jobs: RA (before) and Applicant Programmer at UCSFApplying to Where: Bioinformatics for followings: UCSF UCLA UCSD Stanford Berkeley Michigan Caltech UCSC Also, could anyone gives some feedback, I feel like I am not safe, should i apply more schools ?
  11. If you have your own self-named grant or your senate father is willing to give you a strong recommendation
  12. I am applying this year for Bioinformatics this year... Can someone give me a fair evaluation. Do I have chance getting into a good program. Worst international Asian male Undergrad school: Big state (I stupidly chose wait for 3 waitlists, I thought at least 1 out of 3, and ended up like this...) GPA:3.81 major GPA:3.95 Majors: Cell biology, biochem Minor: Math GRE: not taken yet, but will take soon, quant easy full score, verbal IDK, 145-150 prob Exp: 2 years research at UCSF couple summer research publications: Nth author on Nature comm 3rd author on median clinic journal 4th author on a field top journal 2nd on a paper under review for nature, quit big project Working on a (I think) very cool novel deep learning pipeline independently (code is done, result seems promising to my PI, need to finalize) Lof: big name in the field ordinary senior researcher somewhat big name prof in the biomedical filed honors: very competitive national honors for math, biology and physics in high school Putnam experience skills: python (very good, huge amount of projects on git), c/c++ (one project), R(fine, couple projects) , shell(fine, couple projects), cython (one project) and matlab (studied). What is my chance ? is it possible for a Big state international Asian male be accepted in good programs ? Which schools fit my level ? I am applying a lot of schools, but still not very confident...seeing a lot of very competitive people could find a decent program in the end...
  13. I am applying this year for Bioinformatics this year... Can someone give me a fair evaluation. Do I have chance getting into a good program. Worst international Asian male Undergrad school: Big state (I stupidly chose wait for 3 waitlists, I thought at least 1 out of 3, and ended up like this...) GPA:3.81 major GPA:3.95 Majors: Cell biology, biochem Minor: Math GRE: not taken yet, but will take soon, quant easy full score, verbal IDK, 145-150 prob Exp: 2 years research at UCSF couple summer research publications: Nth author on Nature comm 3rd author on median clinic journal 4th author on a field top journal 2nd on a paper under review for nature, quit big project Working on a (I think) very cool novel deep learning pipeline independently (code is done, result seems promising to my PI, need to finalize) Lof: big name in the field ordinary senior researcher somewhat big name prof in the biomedical filed honors: very competitive national honors for math, biology and physics in high school Putnam experience skills: python (very good, huge amount of projects on git), c/c++ (one project), R(fine, couple projects) , shell(fine, couple projects), cython (one project) and matlab (studied). What is my chance ? is it possible for a Big state international Asian male be accepted in good programs ?
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