RelationCertain Posted October 8, 2020 Share Posted October 8, 2020 Hi everyone! I'm reapplying to Neuro PhD programs after an unsuccessful round in senior year of undergrad (F2019). I only applied to Pitt, Vanderbilt (waitlisted for interview slot), Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. 2 years later, I now have some more research experience and focus on what I want to do as I'm in my 2nd year in an NIH IRTA postbac. I'm interested in behavioral neuroscience, neuroendocrinology and psychiatry. Any help in judging my stats against the schools I'm applying to would be seriously appreciated! Stats Undergrad: Dual B.S. degrees in Psychology and Cog & Behavioral Neuroscience with a 3.62 overall GPA (In major 3.92 for Psych and 3.52 for Neuro) at an R1 Mid-Atlantic university. I had Bs and Cs in gen chem and gen bio and never took physics. I took a semester of OChem senior year and got a B-. GRE: 156 Q, 156 V, 5.0 AW (most likely will omit in applications where it's not required) Research: I have completed 2 years of undergraduate research in a drug addiction/behavioral pharmacology lab, including one summer of full time work through a fellowship. By matriculation I will also have 2 years of full time work in a drug addiction/neural circuits laboratory at NIH. I will have one manuscript submitted before applications (2nd author) and have presented 3 posters/conference presentations. White female, US citizen Rec letters: one from my current PI, one from my undergraduate PI, and one from a well known PI/director of my current branch Other relevant info: I have some connections to PIs at a few of these schools and plan to reach out to them after I submit my applications. Schools I'm planning to apply to, in no particular order, all for Neuro PhDs: Yale, UCSD, NYU, WashU, Stanford, Harvard, Icahn/Mt. Sinai, Ohio State, Pitt, Vanderbilt, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, and Brown (13 total) At each of these schools, I've identified PIs who have research closely aligning with my interests. School's I'm still considering applying to: Cornell, CU Boulder, Duke, UVA, UPenn, and MIT (5 total) I don't see putting out more than 15 quality applications and contacting an appropriate amount of PIs (~1-3) at each school feasible. I'm open to any other schools you might think I should consider! Thanks again! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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