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I got accepted to NYU Vilcek!!!! It was the only school that gave me an interview and literally all other schools rejected me but I don't care anymore because I am getting my PhD!!!!

Does anyone know how competitive interviews will be this year? I've received 10 invites so far, but decided to decline three offers because I'm still waiting to hear back from a few other program

Hi guys, I hope you don't mind if I rant a bit. I guess this entire cycle has just been really hard. I received my waitlist from BU (where I currently work, got my undergrad and masters degree from AN

15 hours ago, Naima77 said:

Hey! I’m new here! I actually am a weird applicant: I was admitted into the Ohio State biomed grad program back in 2017 and had to leave after the grist year due to my mom being sick. So, here I am again restarting this whole thing and I was afraid I wouldn’t  even get a chance at an interview! I’ve gotten 5 so far! God is so good!

 

Here are my interview invites:

Mayo Clinic

University of Colorado-Denver  

University of Alabama Birmingham

Vanderbilt IGP

University of Miami PIBS (interview done; invited for virtual visit)

Anyone have similar invites? How are you all preparing for the interviews?

 

Hi! I also applied to UAB and haven't heard back for them yet. Can you share the theme you chose and the date you got the invite? Thanks.

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On 12/16/2020 at 12:49 PM, Oyende said:

Hey everyone,

I am an international student and I applied to over ten schools for fall 2021. I haven't received any invite yet 😑😑

 

The schools i applied to: Dartmouth (MCB), Florida State uni (BMS and chemistry), Rockefeller University, Boston Uni (Biology), Scripps Research Institute, medical college of Wisconsin (IDP), uni of Kentucky (Bms), uni of Alabama, Birmingham (BMS), University of Texas at Dallas (MCB), Drexel, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa.

 

Has anyone received an invite from any of the school? I'm very nervous and aggressively refreshing my email A LOT!!

I have heard from UAB. I applied to the  Pathobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology track

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Hi Everyone! I've been browsing this forum fairly regularly, but haven't formally contributed or introduced myself. Here's a little about me and the programs I've applied to:

Undergrad at state school not known for science - 3.58 GPA. 1.5+ yrs undergrad research. 2+ years post graduation as a tech. I've worked in 3 labs and my LORs were from my 3 PIs.

Invitations:

UC Berkeley Molecular & Cell Biology

U of Chicago Cancer Biology

Harvard BBS

U of Washington MCB

Rejections:

UC San Francisco Biomedical Sciences

Haven't heard from yet:

UTHealth MD Anderson Biomedical Sciences

UC San Diego Biomedical Sciences

Stanford Cancer Bio

I'm also an underrepresented minority and have participated in STEM minority organizations/events, therefore that may have pushed my application along as well.

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2 hours ago, devcby said:

Thank you! The email said they received over 1,000 applicants this cycle... so it may just take time to get out to everyone. I am not an international applicant and did not have to submit a secondary application. I remember seeing someone post something that international applicants won't be contacted until mid jan? I may be wrong tho. 

I noticed you got an interview from Stanford! That's amazing, but also I thought they didn't send out invites until mid January??

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2 hours ago, devcby said:

Thank you! The email said they received over 1,000 applicants this cycle... so it may just take time to get out to everyone. I am not an international applicant and did not have to submit a secondary application. I remember seeing someone post something that international applicants won't be contacted until mid jan? I may be wrong tho. 

I noticed you got an interview from Stanford! That's amazing, but also I thought they didn't send out invites until mid January??

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Hi Everyone! I've been browsing this forum fairly regularly, but haven't formally contributed or introduced myself. Here's a little about me and the programs I've applied to:

Undergrad at state school not known for science - 3.58 GPA. 1.5+ yrs undergrad research. 2+ years post-graduation research as a tech. I've worked in 3 labs and my LORs were from my 3 PIs.

Invitations:

UC Berkeley Molecular & Cell Bio

U of Chicago Cancer Bio

Harvard BBS

U of Washington MCB

Rejections:

UC San Francisco Biomedical Sciences

Haven't heard from yet:

UTHealth MD Anderson Biomedical Sciences

UC San Diego Biomedical Sciences

Stanford Cancer Bio

I'm also an underrepresented minority and have participated in STEM minority organizations/events; therefore, that may have pushed my application along as well.

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29 minutes ago, prospective_molbio said:

@devcbyDid you get an invitation from Stanford Biosciences already? I thought they said that they'd start sending invited Jan 11.

 

1 hour ago, StemCells4Lyfe said:

I noticed you got an interview from Stanford! That's amazing, but also I thought they didn't send out invites until mid January??

Yes it was an email from the admissions committee on dec 11th, but they explicitly said each committee for the home programs in bioscience operate on their own timeline so everyone will be different and I should expect the official notification from the biosciences admission office in jan

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3 hours ago, Naima77 said:

I have heard from UAB. I applied to the  Pathobiology, Pharmacology, and Physiology track

Thank you for this! Congratulations and goodluck with the interview!

 

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37 minutes ago, Neuromantic said:

Is applying before the December 1st deadline really considered late? I applied by the deadline for all of my schools (which is partially why I haven't heard from UNC yet, for example). But yeah- most schools don't start reviewing until 12/1 anyway?

I think it depends on whether the program has rolling admission or not. 

I have attended several virtual fairs this year and got this news: for schools that do not have rolling admissions, some of them will review applicants starting early or mid Nov though they may send out invitations / rejections all at a specific time. 

 

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1 hour ago, Neuromantic said:

Is applying before the December 1st deadline really considered late? I applied by the deadline for all of my schools (which is partially why I haven't heard from UNC yet, for example). But yeah- most schools don't start reviewing until 12/1 anyway?

It depends on the schools and the programs. I emailed some schools before I submitted my applications. Mount Sinai, Harvard BBS and WUSTL said they would not start reviewing applications before the deadline. 

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1 hour ago, Neuromantic said:

Is applying before the December 1st deadline really considered late? I applied by the deadline for all of my schools (which is partially why I haven't heard from UNC yet, for example). But yeah- most schools don't start reviewing until 12/1 anyway?

I can't imagine it makes much of a difference, especially given that so many schools state they do not start reviewing applications until the deadline passes.

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bruh has anyone heard from hopkins pathobiology? I saw one person but I was wondering when you applied? I'm international with US degrees (a masters from Hopkins lmao) and I applied on Nov 29th.

Also anyone heard from NYU for microbiology track?

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On 12/20/2020 at 9:43 AM, icsyr said:

It wouldn't hurt to email. This whole year seems to be operating uniquely due to COVID, maybe that bleeds into how they're sending invites, etc.

You should've applied to a "track" within CAMB, could be good to check that on the portal.

I applied to CAMB - MVP and received an interview invite on Saturday 12/12. 

Their reply as of this morning: "Graduate groups arrange to interview all applicants whom they are considering for admission. Not all interview invitations have been sent out yet."

I applied to the Cancer Biology track!

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