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  1. Hi Everyone, I didn't see a thread for those of us browsing the forum who are looking to apply next cycle. Post your profile, give feedback to others on school choices, current phd students can give advice on programs. Undergrad Institution: Ivy League Major(s): B.S. in Animal Science, graduated on the accelerated track in 3 years instead of 4 Overall GPA: 3.13/4.0 *GPA is on a 4.3 scale so that is it scaled onto 4.0 scale (urgh I know, a few C+'s and one C, most were freshman year) Grad Institution: Top 20 University Major(s): M.Sc. in Tumor Biology (lots of specialized classes) Overall GPA: 3.97/4.0 Type of Student: White female, domestic GRE Scores: V: 159 (82%) Q: 165 (84%) W: 4.5 (80%) (Plan to retake even though some of my schools don't accept GRE) Research Experience: - Undergrad ~8 months of research in animal physiology at Ivy League vet school, under 2 PI's - Graduate School: One year as the only student in the lab, director PI and Jr Faculty mentorship, hands on mouse work/breeding, journal club presentations, mid-author pub on this research project - 3 months (summer after graduation) optimizing COVID PCR testing at Public Health Lab - 1 year working as a Study Director at CRO, working with patient derived xenografts and flow cytometry, very intensive position managing 25 client projects, writing protocols and analyzing/presenting data - Working from now until PhD as a Drug Discovery Project Manager at a AI/Machine learning startup, selection of assays, medicinal chemistry, data analysis, fluid planning of next experiments for novel targets, tons of very connected PhD colleagues (esp on West Coast) Positions held: Medical Technologist, Study Director, Project Manager - Drug Discovery (current) Publications/Posters: - 1 publications (mid-author) IF: 22 - No posters or conferences but most of my experience has been during COVID times Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Dean's List final undergrad semester LoRs: 1 from PI during MSc which is my publication, 1 from Founder of my current company (CEO, same Ugrad as me, many employees at company have PhDs from schools on my list, small group <90 total employees at company), Final letter I have options for: Can use one of my team members who did their PhD at the specific school I am applying to, could use PI from undergrad (although he doesn't know a ton about my research since I left undergrad), may also be adding PT work for a clincial CRO with a CEO who has MD PhD and was director of two different medical schools? Advice on who to choose as final recommender? Applying to Where: I have listed all below, bolded are the ones I am definitely applying to, I understand some are a stretch but I am willing to pay the $ and put it the time for the slim chance. I am applying to whatever group oversees the cancer research, I plan to reach out to PI's in the next few months. Harvard MIT U of Mich George Washington Georgetown John Hopkins Yale Cold Spring Harbor UW Madison Northwestern MD Anderson UPenn Duke Berkley UCSF UChicago Princeton Mayo Clinic University of Cincinnati Purdue U Colorado (Med Campus Aurora CO) U of W (st louis) Brandeis Colorado State University of Pittsburg Not confident about my ugrad GPA but hoping my MS and industry experience makes up for it? Any others who have gone from industry? I make great money at my current job but I know in our current scientific environment especially in drug development that you cannot ever be the boss or the brains if you don't have a PhD, I know this isn't everyone's opinion but it is the decision I have made.
  2. Hi! Creating a thread for results of Fall 22 biomed / biology applications. Interview call, admit, reject, vent out anxiety, etc.
  3. Starting a thread for applicants of FALL 22 Bio and Biomed sciences PhD. Share posts, comment, help, vent out, etc.
  4. I am starting this thread to start the discussion of interviews in a Covid world. I have personally scoured the internet and numerous other forums looking for advice and what schools are saying in regards to their interview plans and this is what I have found so far. I received this notice from Stanford's Bioscience admissions when I submitted my application "During the week of January 11, 2021, the committees will start to contact applicants who have been selected for an interview. The selected applicants will be invited to interview via Zoom and participate in programming with faculty and current students. Our interview dates are currently set for Wednesday, March 3 through Saturday, March 6, 2021, but may shift. This is our only interview session. All applicants will be notified of the decision on their application by the end of January." I have not seen any of my other programs change their websites yet to reflect how they will be conducting interviews but I assume many will follow suit. For resources I recommend listening to a Podcast I listen to for many of my Grad school related questions, its called "Hello PhD" their most recent episode 146: Ace your virtual Graduate school interview with Dr. Beth Bowman. This episodes they have a discussion with Dr. Beth Bowman, she is the assistant director of graduate programs at Vanderbilt University. They do go into how time zones would work and how to prepare. Their previous episodes do go into general interview prep as well as a vast amount of other topics. As much as I want to be able to meet the professors personally I am glad that schools are thinking about peoples safety. My only thing I do worry about is what it will be like trying to choose a school that maybe we never got to visit and how we can choose where we will be living and working for the next several years.
  5. Hello folks, I have applied to the Biomedical Engineering PhD program in Ohio State University. They had emailed me to expect decisions by Mid-March. I have heard that OSU is usually pretty much on time. But I haven't heard anything from them yet. I emailed then this week and did not get any reply. I cannot find any posts of any applicants having got interview calls. What does this mean? Does OSU send acceptances without interviews ? Other department decisions seems to be out but nothing from Biomedical Engineering. The website reads "pending". How do I interpret this ? The wait is freaking me out.
  6. I'm currently planning to apply to graduate school this year, and I've realized that I am kind of lost about what kind of program I should apply to. If I wanted to eventually end up doing longevity research, what would be a good graduate program to enter? Should I go for a degree in Human Genetics? Biomed? Is one field easier to get into than the other, if I know my application won't be as competitive compared to others? Also, is a PhD necessary for biology-related fields? Is it okay to do a masters first to get a "taste" of the field, so to speak, before seeing if I want to commit to a PhD or maybe even try to apply for medical school?
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