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Anyone else spiraling into checking their email, the results page and forums every 10minutes? 🤡

That's a terrible way to apply to graduate school.

What counts as middle and low tier?😅 Go big or go home I guess haha, I just picked good schools whose program I liked and would be happy attending 

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8 hours ago, Annalisa1 said:

Is Yale's BBS program one that sends out in waves? Hoping to start hearing from schools any day now

i would think so- each track has its own committee and so probably has different timelines.

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Just now, queerorpheus said:

I know of one person who got an interview invite this morning. I'm crossing my fingers for one too!

Well, may the odds be in our favor! This is one of my top choices, so I'm really banking on this. 

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On 12/5/2020 at 2:55 PM, neurokenzie said:

I applied to UT Health MDA as well and I've heard they're notoriously late on interviews/admissions, but YMMV. 

Got an invite from UT Health/MDA yesterday! Hoping you hear from them also! 

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1 hour ago, Sky_china said:

I am anxious now when did you submit your application and what track is that ? 

I submitted early November for Cell Bio and the email says they're hosting other virtual sessions as well. I'm sure you'll hear something, hang in there! 

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Totally forgot I was on this thread so I'm a little late LOL. I got an interview offer from UT Southwestern before Thanksgiving break and an offer from MUSC yesterday. Has anyone heard from Thomas Jefferson University, Penn State, Baylor, or Albert Einstein?

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Just now, StemCells4Lyfe said:

Totally forgot I was on this thread so I'm a little late LOL. I got an interview offer from UT Southwestern before Thanksgiving break and an offer from MUSC yesterday. Has anyone heard from Thomas Jefferson University, Penn State, Baylor, or Albert Einstein?

I also applied to Einstein. Their application closed today so I don't think we will hear from them for a while!

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Just now, Annalisa1 said:

I also applied to Einstein. Their application closed today so I don't think we will hear from them for a while!

Darn. I applied early November to make priority, so I was hoping to hear back about an interview before the apps closed. 

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Just now, StemCells4Lyfe said:

Darn. I applied early November to make priority, so I was hoping to hear back about an interview before the apps closed. 

I was also hoping that applying early would mean a quicker turnaround, but when I spoke to admissions they said that they said that applying earlier didn't make a difference for when we would hear back :(

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Just now, Annalisa1 said:

I was also hoping that applying early would mean a quicker turnaround, but when I spoke to admissions they said that they said that applying earlier didn't make a difference for when we would hear back :(

That's weird that you heard that. Especially because I got interview offers from two schools before they even closed their applications.... Was that just Einstein's admissions that told you that? Or was it somewhere else?

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Just now, StemCells4Lyfe said:

That's weird that you heard that. Especially because I got interview offers from two schools before they even closed their applications.... Was that just Einstein's admissions that told you that? Or was it somewhere else?

That was just Einstein admissions specifically! I know other programs definitely come back quicker depending on when you submit your application.

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Just now, Annalisa1 said:

That was just Einstein admissions specifically! I know other programs definitely come back quicker depending on when you submit your application.

I'm still finding it so strange that they told you that. Einstein mentioning that they have rolling admission and why it was helpful was a large part of why I started looking into it at other universities and submitted my applications when I did. So weird we got different advice.

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On 12/4/2020 at 4:59 PM, Sky_china said:

I really thought this cycle there will be a lot of applicants especiallly in the biology field which made me very anxious. 

It also seems to be the cases from some schools maybe from the information I got from other places. I am wondering if anyone have any data on this? 

 

This is my third time applying as an international students and probably last time. I don't think I will apply again even if I didn't get in.  So this puts additional pressure on me. My profile isn't excellent but Its almost the best I can do now. 

 

Would love to talk to some anxious future Dr.  in the same boat

I don't have much data, but I got an interview from UTSW before their application closed, and they mentioned that they had over 1,000 applicants.... so I'm going to assume that despite this forum being quiet, there were a lot more applicants this year

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3 minutes ago, StemCells4Lyfe said:

I'm still finding it so strange that they told you that. Einstein mentioning that they have rolling admission and why it was helpful was a large part of why I started looking into it at other universities and submitted my applications when I did. So weird we got different advice.

So I just looked at their website because I was curious and it does mention rolling admissions. I must’ve gotten the wrong information. But either way I haven’t heard of anyone hearing anything yet. 

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3 minutes ago, Annalisa1 said:

So I just looked at their website because I was curious and it does mention rolling admissions. I must’ve gotten the wrong information. But either way I haven’t heard of anyone hearing anything yet. 

I was about to say the same thing LOL It apparently didn't really help me since I haven't heard back about an interview

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4 hours ago, StemCells4Lyfe said:

Totally forgot I was on this thread so I'm a little late LOL. I got an interview offer from UT Southwestern before Thanksgiving break and an offer from MUSC yesterday. Has anyone heard from Thomas Jefferson University, Penn State, Baylor, or Albert Einstein?

If you don't mind, could you share some details about the interview from UTSW? I also apply for UTSW Basic biomed PhD but no progress after submitting a secondary application. 

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I got an interview for Caltech Biology yesterday! I was not expecting that...but I have been running on the philosophy "if you don't apply you can't get in."

However it is odd, they do a 15min interview next week and then if they like you a more formal interview in January. 

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7 hours ago, virushunter said:

I got an interview for Caltech Biology yesterday! I was not expecting that...but I have been running on the philosophy "if you don't apply you can't get in."

However it is odd, they do a 15min interview next week and then if they like you a more formal interview in January. 

congrats!

I saw something like this on the results page for another school, I think CU Denver biomedical sciences. Maybe this is how some schools are dealing with the increase in applicants, by having a “screen” interview to narrow down the pool before the real thing

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