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27 minutes ago, anxiousinternational said:

What are the top-tier programs?

Ivies, Stanford, MIT and the like. I genuinely worried if I made all the wrong choices for a bit since most of my programs weren't mentioned on any threads lol. But I suppose we all have different fits, especially at the PhD stage. 

 

Still, I can't find much info related to my programs here so I would appreciate any insights. Intl applicant, by the way. 

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1 hour ago, mitochondria_1 said:

I just heard back from UChicago (Cancer Biology), only one interview option. 

How are you scheduling 9 interviews? Have you just been lucky and they are all on different weekends?

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3 minutes ago, shae123 said:

How are you scheduling 9 interviews? Have you just been lucky and they are all on different weekends?

Most of them had different weekend options that work for me. Also, for one of them, I had the alternative to schedule a Skype interview. Plus, I have two interviews scheduled back to back. I'm still hoping to hear back from one more which is on my top 3.

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2 hours ago, mitochondria_1 said:

Most of them had different weekend options that work for me. Also, for one of them, I had the alternative to schedule a Skype interview. Plus, I have two interviews scheduled back to back. I'm still hoping to hear back from one more which is on my top 3.

I'm glad it all worked out for you! I am waiting to hear from two of my top programs and I am worried about having to reschedule them but being busy the other weekend they offer.

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Undergrad Institution: University of Notre Dame
Major(s): Biology and Spanish Double Major
Minor(s): Bioengineering
GPA in Major: 3.95
Overall GPA: 3.94

Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Scores (revised/old version):
Q: 164
V: 168
W: 4.0


Research Experience: 2.5 years in genomics/bioinformatic research lab at the University of Notre Dame (1 coauthor - published, 1 1st author - in prep), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Pharmacology at the University of California San Diego (1 coauthor - in review)

2 oral presentations, 2 poster presentations

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Basic Stuff 

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA - Introductory Biology Laboratory - 3 years

TA - Genetics Lecture - 2 years

Tutor - General Chemistry - 3 years

Tutor - Organic Chemistry - 2 years

Tutor - Physics - 2 years

Special Bonus Points: Started a science outreach and education program, 2 very strong letters of rec from my PIs at both ND and UCSD, 1 very strong letter of rec from the professor that I have TAed for for 3 years

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My main interest is Epigenetics and epigenomics research particularly as it applies to regulation of gene expression in health and disease

Applying to Where:

UPenn - CAMB - yet to hear

UNC Chapel Hill - BBSP - interview (1/30-2/1)

UCSD - BMS - interview looking for alternate date (same as Duke and UNC)

Duke - UPGG - interview(2/20-2/22) 

Vanderbilt - IGP - yet to hear 

Columbia - Genetics and Development - interview (1/23-1/26)

Pitt - IBGP - interview (1/9/20-1/12/20) 

UT Southwestern - BBSP - yet to hear 

Boston University - Pharmacology - interview (2/6-2/7)

University of Miami - PIBS - interview (3/5-3/7)

Wake Forest - MCB - interview looking for alternate date (same as Columbia)

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On 12/30/2019 at 2:45 PM, epigenome said:

Undergrad Institution: University of Notre Dame
Major(s): Biology and Spanish Double Major
Minor(s): Bioengineering
GPA in Major: 3.95
Overall GPA: 3.94

Type of Student: Domestic Male

GRE Scores (revised/old version):
Q: 164
V: 168
W: 4.0


Research Experience: 2.5 years in genomics/bioinformatic research lab at the University of Notre Dame (1 coauthor - published, 1 1st author - in prep), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) in Pharmacology at the University of California San Diego (1 coauthor - in review)

2 oral presentations, 2 poster presentations

Awards/Honors/Recognitions: Basic Stuff 

Pertinent Activities or Jobs: TA - Introductory Biology Laboratory - 3 years

TA - Genetics Lecture - 2 years

Tutor - General Chemistry - 3 years

Tutor - Organic Chemistry - 2 years

Tutor - Physics - 2 years

Special Bonus Points: Started a science outreach and education program, 2 very strong letters of rec from my PIs at both ND and UCSD, 1 very strong letter of rec from the professor that I have TAed for for 3 years

Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: My main interest is Epigenetics and epigenomics research particularly as it applies to regulation of gene expression in health and disease

Applying to Where:

UPenn - CAMB - yet to hear

UNC Chapel Hill - BBSP - interview (1/30-2/1)

UCSD - BMS - interview looking for alternate date (same as Duke and UNC)

Duke - UPGG - interview(2/20-2/22) 

Vanderbilt - IGP - yet to hear 

Columbia - Genetics and Development - interview (1/23-1/26)

Pitt - IBGP - interview (1/9/20-1/12/20) 

UT Southwestern - BBSP - yet to hear 

Boston University - Pharmacology - interview (2/6-2/7)

University of Miami - PIBS - interview (3/5-3/7)

Wake Forest - MCB - interview looking for alternate date (same as Columbia)

Congrats on your invite to UCSD BMS! Does it seem that they're still sending any invites out? (Crossing my fingers as this seems it's going to be my only chance to stay in CA lol)

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18 hours ago, computationaldd said:

Congrats on your invite to UCSD BMS! Does it seem that they're still sending any invites out? (Crossing my fingers as this seems it's going to be my only chance to stay in CA lol)

Yeah I definitely still think they are because I didn't get the official email until yesterday

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So, when should we start freaking out and deciding plans for next year? I haven't heard back from any of my schools. No rejections, interview offers or acceptances. Apparently Einstein does waves and Boulder doesn't send out acceptances (no interviews) for their integrative physiology PhD program until March/April.

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On 12/29/2019 at 10:05 AM, mmalam294 said:

What Einstein program did you apply for? I applied for neurosciences and I haven't heard anything

I applied to pharmacology. But they’re still sending out invites I believe so you might hear later! 

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Undergrad Institution: Cal State Long Beach (undergrad)/UCLA Extension (post-bacc)
Major: Molecular Cell Biology & Physiology/Pre-Med & General Science Certificate
Minors:Chemistry, Pure Mathematics/none
GPA in Major: 2.76/3.35
Overall GPA: 2.97/3.48
Type of Student: Domestic, female, non-minority

GRE Scores:
Q: 161
V:155
W: 4.0

Research Experience: 

  • 2.5 years in two different CSULB labs as an undergrad
  • 9 months full-time employment in a UCLA lab post-grad
  • current (3 months so far) full-time employee in a UCI lab

Applying to Where & Results so far:

  • UC Irvine - Cellular and Molecular Sciences Gateway - interview
  • UC Irvine - Environmental Health Sciences - interview
  • University of Washington - Physiology & Biophysics - rejected
  • University of Washington - Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) - rejected
  • UCLA - Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology - still waiting
  • UC Davis - Integrative Pathobiology - still waiting 
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6 hours ago, PathHopeful said:

Undergrad Institution: Cal State Long Beach (undergrad)/UCLA Extension (post-bacc)
Major: Molecular Cell Biology & Physiology/Pre-Med & General Science Certificate
Minors:Chemistry, Pure Mathematics/none
GPA in Major: 2.76/3.35
Overall GPA: 2.97/3.48
Type of Student: Domestic, female, non-minority

GRE Scores:
Q: 161
V:155
W: 4.0

Research Experience: 

  • 2.5 years in two different CSULB labs as an undergrad
  • 9 months full-time employment in a UCLA lab post-grad
  • current (3 months so far) full-time employee in a UCI lab

Applying to Where & Results so far:

  • UC Irvine - Cellular and Molecular Sciences Gateway - interview
  • UC Irvine - Environmental Health Sciences - interview
  • University of Washington - Physiology & Biophysics - rejected
  • University of Washington - Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) - rejected
  • UCLA - Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology - still waiting
  • UC Davis - Integrative Pathobiology - still waiting 

Is the ddl of the Integrative pathobiology program at UC Davis Jan 15th? Thanks

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45 minutes ago, liamhohoho said:

Is the ddl of the Integrative pathobiology program at UC Davis Jan 15th? Thanks

The priority deadline is 1/15 and the general deadline is something like 4/1, but you have to submit by 1/15 to be considered for fellowships and whatnot 

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For applicants who are also waiting for Princeton Molecular Biology, I contacted the coordinator and she said that they're still in the midst of the admissions/invitation process but hope to conclude it by the middle of next week. Fingers crossed!

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8 hours ago, biogal said:

Has anyone heard from Sloan Kettering? Is it possible that they haven't finished sending out invites?

GSK student here - campus visit and interviews are scheduled to start next Tuesday, so I doubt they'll be sending any more invites for that. Sorry!

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