Want to study genomics/bioinformatics. Have some math/coding background, but I feel I would need to improve it over my 'gap year' and during the early part of my PhD. Undergrad Institution: Non-flagship state schoolMajor(s): BiologyMinor(s): PhilosophyGPA in Major: 3.7Overall GPA: 3.75Position in Class: Top 10%Type of Student: Domestic, white, male GRE Scores (revised): Q: 161V: 162AWA: 5Research Experience: - 2 years in an evolutionary genetics lab - 1.5 years in a molecular bio lab - 2 months in cancer research at St. Jude Pubs: 1 late author publication in name journal, 1 first author publication in undergrad journal Presentations: 1 talk at a national conference, 1 talk at an undergrad conference Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's award for most outstanding Biology major, finalist for the same award for the college of arts and sciences, obtained an undergrad research grant Pertinent Activities or Jobs: 3 years as tutor, ~6 months as a lab manager Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: N/A Special Bonus Points: - Should have two very good letter from my PI in the genetics lab and the molecular bio lab; third letter may be kind of generic though:( Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:Applying to Where: NC State UC Berkley Penn State MIT (long shot) Baylor Harvard (long shot) Is this list any bit reasonable? If not which schools should I add/remove? Thank you!
pm3220 posted a question in Questions and AnswersSo long story short, I am strongly considering leaving medical school following my first year. I haven't enjoyed it at all and really miss research. As such, I was wondering what my chances would be a genomics/bioinformatics (my area of undergraduate research) PhD programs? GPA: 3.77 GRE: none yet (MCAT was 94th percentile) Research: 1 late author pub in prestigious journal, 1 second author pub clinical journal, 1 talk national conference, 1 talk national undergrad conference, 2 clinical posters Awards: Dean's award (most outstanding graduating bio major), won undergrad research grant, was the school nomination for Phi Kappa Phi national award Other: tutored for 3 years Red flags: leaving medical school after a year