I suppose I'll go! Please let me know where you think I have a shot or no shot at some schools. Any advice would be great!
Undergrad Institution (approx. rank/reputation in STEM): RO1 institution state school, top ten in engineering
Major(s): Nuclear Engineering-Radiation Science Minor(s): Physics GPA in Major: 3.50/4.00 Overall GPA: 3.50/4.00 Demographics/Background: White Jewish male
GRE Scores: Q: 164 (84th) V: 157 (76th) W: 4.5 (81st) LOR: I have held three research positions so my mentor for each (each is in the field of medical physics/bme)
1.5 years in radiobiology lab where I got my name on two oral presentations at conferences. Worked on developing a microdosimetry platform
AAPM Summer Undergraduate Fellowship where I have my name on two papers we are submitting this winter (won't be accepted by the time I apply but I am still putting them down obviously). Worked on image registration methods for proton therapy
This semester, my senior year, I joined a BME lab where I am working on computational medical image analysis, exactly what I want to for PhD. Working on image verification for thermal ablation.
Said above but two oral presentations (second author) and two manuscripts submitted (second author)
AAPM Fellowship, Deans List for most semesters
Pertinent Activities or Jobs:
Other Miscellaneous Accomplishments:
Vice President for some other orgs on campus
Anything else in your application that might matter (faculty connections, etc.):
I am also taking four graduate level courses in BME my senior year. Two in medical image analysis, one in radiation physics (medical physics course) and one in Medical Imaging Systems (i.e. the engineering principles behind imaging modalities).
I did a good job of reaching out to a solid 50 professors to see if they have funding for the next year and I have held skype interviews with 4.
Medical Image Analysis, in particular neuroimaging
UC Berkeley/UCSF, Duke, UPenn, Columbia, Vanderbilt, U. Washington, WashU, Yale, Case Western, UPitt