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Henry13579

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    Henry13579 reacted to pompompurin in 2021 International Biomedical Applicants   
    Hello, I am an international student. Recent graduate from an international institution. I got an interview invitation from Columbia CMBS Umbrella Track on Dec 18th and I interviewed end of January. We are supposed to hear back soon about final decisions. I did apply to Penn BioE and I am pretty sure I have been rejected since I did not hear back and some friends of mine from the US have already interviewed and gotten offers. Hope this helps! Good luck!
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    Henry13579 reacted to amaward1 in 2021 International Biomedical Applicants   
    Hello. I applied to Columbia Systems Biology which is part of CMBS. Got a rejection. I emailed the program coordinator and got a reply saying unfortunately I'm not chosen. Have yet to receive the official rejection from the school itself.
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    Henry13579 got a reaction from EmmaMoon in Master programs in Molecular biology/ biomedical science suggestions?   
    Hi, 
    I understand that this might be too realistic, but I think this somehow reflects part of the truth.
    After GRExit, it is extremely difficult for international students to get admission to US BioMed PhD programs, especially during this pandemic.
    Lots of domestic students are now doing research assistants at top schools (Ivy, UC), getting co-authorships in top tier journals, and getting strong letters from professors from these schools.
    Maybe you would say, 'hey! Domestic students and international students belong to different pools, sooooo I guess that would not affect my application as an international student.'
    Well, this might somehow be true 2 or 3 year ago. BUT this is totally not the case now. 
    This year even Biomed programs of Ivy schools are recruiting a higher proportion of domestic students than ever.  
    It is extremely painful for international students to apply to Biomed PhD programs this year.
    I've known many international students with US Bachelor degrees, no green cards and no publications having difficulty getting interviews for PhD programs this year.
     
    So, my suggestion would be:
    1. if you do have permanent residence, it is better to find a research technician position at a top school rather than getting a Master. Why is that? because it would be an disadvantage if one does have a master degree but has no publications or strong letters from renowned professors.
    2. if you do not have green card or US citizenship, then getting a master degree at top schools might somehow help. Try one's best to establish connections and getting pubs.
    3. This is increasingly important. Think of what you can do to contribute to diversity and take actions, and let your accomplishments be part of your CV.
     
    I have never thought of this excruciating feeling of applying to US Biomed PhD programs this year as an international student this year, but it really hurts.
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    Henry13579 got a reaction from L-Dopamean in Master programs in Molecular biology/ biomedical science suggestions?   
    Hi, 
    I understand that this might be too realistic, but I think this somehow reflects part of the truth.
    After GRExit, it is extremely difficult for international students to get admission to US BioMed PhD programs, especially during this pandemic.
    Lots of domestic students are now doing research assistants at top schools (Ivy, UC), getting co-authorships in top tier journals, and getting strong letters from professors from these schools.
    Maybe you would say, 'hey! Domestic students and international students belong to different pools, sooooo I guess that would not affect my application as an international student.'
    Well, this might somehow be true 2 or 3 year ago. BUT this is totally not the case now. 
    This year even Biomed programs of Ivy schools are recruiting a higher proportion of domestic students than ever.  
    It is extremely painful for international students to apply to Biomed PhD programs this year.
    I've known many international students with US Bachelor degrees, no green cards and no publications having difficulty getting interviews for PhD programs this year.
     
    So, my suggestion would be:
    1. if you do have permanent residence, it is better to find a research technician position at a top school rather than getting a Master. Why is that? because it would be an disadvantage if one does have a master degree but has no publications or strong letters from renowned professors.
    2. if you do not have green card or US citizenship, then getting a master degree at top schools might somehow help. Try one's best to establish connections and getting pubs.
    3. This is increasingly important. Think of what you can do to contribute to diversity and take actions, and let your accomplishments be part of your CV.
     
    I have never thought of this excruciating feeling of applying to US Biomed PhD programs this year as an international student this year, but it really hurts.
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    Henry13579 got a reaction from foreverontheQ in 2021 International Biomedical Applicants   
    So weird. Why don't these schools send out rejections to international students like us as they used to do in early Jan before? We have to keep telling ourselves "no news means good news," though we totally understand that there are high chances of getting rejections. That is such a torture. 
     
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    Henry13579 got a reaction from PCR_Nami in 2021 International Biomedical Applicants   
    So weird. Why don't these schools send out rejections to international students like us as they used to do in early Jan before? We have to keep telling ourselves "no news means good news," though we totally understand that there are high chances of getting rejections. That is such a torture. 
     
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    Henry13579 got a reaction from jakeperalta in 2021 International Biomedical Applicants   
    So weird. Why don't these schools send out rejections to international students like us as they used to do in early Jan before? We have to keep telling ourselves "no news means good news," though we totally understand that there are high chances of getting rejections. That is such a torture. 
     
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    Henry13579 reacted to Overextracted in 2021 International Biomedical Applicants   
    Thank you! Good luck on your interview!
    I applied to the general program. According to what they told me in the email, they are sending invites until the end of January. "Please understand that "no news does not mean bad news", as our Admissions process will not conclude until later this month.  So, please keep this in mind when sharing your good news with others."- excerpt from my email.
    I am from Thailand.
    Thank you! 
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    Henry13579 got a reaction from Overextracted in 2021 International Biomedical Applicants   
    Hi Staysane. I am also applying to Stanford Immunology-CSI track. May I ask whether you are applying to the general program or any specific track? Do they send out interview invitations in one batch? Thank you.
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