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I just got into HARVARD! The virology program. It was my number 1 choice and i'm so excited. i would like to ask you guys opinion. I have 5 more interviews but is it better to decline the interviews a

Just received my first acceptance to the University of Chicago! I am so excited!!

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1 hour ago, pathoscientist said:

Hello all! 

 

Just wanted to start a new forum for this year's biomedical science applicants. I'm applying to UNC BBSP, Vanderbilt IGP, and UMASS Chan Biomedical Sciences. Where is everyone else applying?

Hey! I am applying to UNC and Vanderbilt as well!

Other progs are Harvard BBS, Hopkins CMM, Boston Univ PiBS

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Heyy!

I applied to FSU, OHSU, Tulane, Oklahoma, UF, Louisville, UPenn, Hopkins, UAB, Boston, UT Health, Ohio State, Penn State, and UC Denver. So far I have interview offers from FSU, Oklahoma, UT Health, and Tulane. Good luck to everyone! (: 

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2 hours ago, atm14834 said:

Heyy!

I applied to FSU, OHSU, Tulane, Oklahoma, UF, Louisville, UPenn, Hopkins, UAB, Boston, UT Health, Ohio State, Penn State, and UC Denver. So far I have interview offers from FSU, Oklahoma, UT Health, and Tulane. Good luck to everyone! 🙂

Which programs in Hopkins and Boston?

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54 minutes ago, QWERTYMNB97 said:

Also, can everyone share their profiles here? So, we can get an idea of how the univs processes each application?

Suree 🙂

Undergrad in Biochemistry - 3.73 GPA

Masters in Biomedical Sciences - 4.00 GPA

Research: 3 years in neuroscience in undergrad, 1.5 years in molecular virology for masters. 

Work: 6 years in state agency - Fuel Chemistry

Publications: 2 abstract publications (1st and second author) and 1 full publication (like mid tier author)

This is my second time applying for PhD programs btw. 

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1 hour ago, QWERTYMNB97 said:

Also, can everyone share their profiles here? So, we can get an idea of how the univs processes each application?

Sharing mine.

UG - B.Tech Biotech at SASTRA University, India (7.2/10)

PG - MS Biological Sciences at University of Massachusetts Lowell (3.6/4)

Research experience - 1 year UG Thesis, 8 months MS Thesis at UMass Amherst, 1.5 years post graduation research at BIDMC/Harvard

Work experience - 1.5 years at BIDMC/Harvard, post PG (Research)

Publications - One 1st author research paper (BIDMC/Harvard), One 3rd author book chapter (UMass), 2 more in progress.

Presentation - 1 International conference (Won best poster)

LORs - Chair professor of Medicine at Harvard, Associate Dean at UMass Lowell, Professor at UMass Amherst

GRE/TOEFL - Waived

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6 minutes ago, atm14834 said:

Suree 🙂

Undergrad in Biochemistry - 3.73 GPA

Masters in Biomedical Sciences - 4.00 GPA

Research: 3 years in neuroscience in undergrad, 1.5 years in molecular virology for masters. 

Work: 6 years in state agency - Fuel Chemistry

Publications: 2 abstract publications (1st and second author) and 1 full publication (like mid tier author)

This is my second time applying for PhD programs btw. 

Good profile!

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17 minutes ago, atm14834 said:

Suree 🙂

Undergrad in Biochemistry - 3.73 GPA

Masters in Biomedical Sciences - 4.00 GPA

Research: 3 years in neuroscience in undergrad, 1.5 years in molecular virology for masters. 

Work: 6 years in state agency - Fuel Chemistry

Publications: 2 abstract publications (1st and second author) and 1 full publication (like mid tier author)

This is my second time applying for PhD programs btw. 

sheeeeeeeeeeesh 

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1 hour ago, QWERTYMNB97 said:

Also, can everyone share their profiles here? So, we can get an idea of how the univs processes each application?

Undergrad in Animal Science (Veterinary Bioscience concentration): 3.59

Research: 2 years in undergrad, one summer internship at NIH, now working as biologist for NIH (coming up on 2 years)

Work: a lot of experience in vet hospitals, leadership internship in undergrad, teaching assistant

Publications: working on first author pub right now, one co-authorship in undergrad

Awards: multiple research awards/scholarships in undergrad, 4 poster presentations. 

Background: Switched from veterinary medicine to translational science PhD. 2nd time applying to PhD programs. 

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Hello! I applied to UNC and UPenn. Preparing my app for JHU now.

  • Education: BS Biology. Low GPA 🤔.
  • Research experience: 1 yr plant bio lab, 3 years drug delivery lab.
  • Work: Full-time research tech for ~3 years after graduation.
  • Publications: 2 first author pubs (another first author in revision), 2 co-authors,  1 book chapter
    • Submitting a first author pub next week, and have another two co-authorships in the works.
  • Posters: 3 presentations

This is my first time applying because I was discouraged by my uGPA. Decided to suck it up and try.

Good luck to everyone!!

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10 hours ago, housefly said:

Hello! I applied to UNC and UPenn. Preparing my app for JHU now.

  • Education: BS Biology. Low GPA 🤔.
  • Research experience: 1 yr plant bio lab, 3 years drug delivery lab.
  • Work: Full-time research tech for ~3 years after graduation.
  • Publications: 2 first author pubs (another first author in revision), 2 co-authors,  1 book chapter
    • Submitting a first author pub next week, and have another two co-authorships in the works.
  • Posters: 3 presentations

This is my first time applying because I was discouraged by my uGPA. Decided to suck it up and try.

Good luck to everyone!!

Which programs?

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  • Undergrad;
    • 3.6GPA
    • Double majored in biomedical science and criminal justice
    • 2 years Neurodegenerative Biomarker research
      • ~5 presentations, mostly posters
    • worked 1 year in microbio lab
    • lots of extra curriculars: varsity athletics, volunteering, national honor society VP, etc.
  • post graduation:
    • worked 1.5 years in drug discovery research at a big university
      • 1 publication
      • couple others in progress
    • concurrently worked 1 year as a caregiver

First time applying!!

 

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  • Undergrad: Bioengineering 3.18 GPA
    • 3 years research in Clinical Research Department on summer/winter breaks
    • Research experience all 4 years, jumped around labs
    • Industry internship
  • Post grad:
    • Lab tech at Bristol Myers Squibb in R&D department for last ~1.5 years working on cutting-edge cancer resistance concepts
      • 2 abstracts, 2 co-author manuscripts in preparation, 1 first author manuscript in preparation, 1 presentation to an Oxford professor
    • LORs from a previous professor, current lab director, and current department VP who is my mentor and an adjunct professor at Oxford 
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Hey guys! I applied 10 biomedical PhD programs: UTMB GSBS, Scripps ChemBio, Baylor CoM CPSB, MD Anderson UTHealth GSBS, Tulane BMS, UVA BIMS, Vanderbilt IGP, Harvard BBS, Yale BBS, Tufts GSBS. 

  • Undergrad: BS Chemistry (Biochem conc.), Forensic Science minor, GPA 3.43 (BS/MS accelerated 4yr program at a mid-low tier US state school)
  • Graduate: MS Chemistry (Chemical Catalysis conc.), GPA 3.75 (BS/MS accelerated 4yr program at a mid-low tier US state school)
  • Research: 2 years in RNA biology, 1 REU in bioanalytical chemistry, 1 year in chemical catalysis
  • Work: Tutor (independent and through my university), Academic Advisor, Chemistry Consultant, currently teaching K-12 on a gap year
  • Volunteering: 4 years with a relevant student society, 2 virtual mentoring programs, ongoing projects with a science museum 
  • Publications: 1 MS thesis in database, 0 peer reviewed manuscripts 
  • Awards: 1 REU, 2 fellowships to attend major conferences in the field, 2 small university awards
  • Presentations: 2 poster, 2 oral, some invited speaking engagements from a volunteer group 
  • Background: 22F white, middle class, second time applying (accepted to 3 low tier biochem programs for Fall '21 but funding situation was BAD and I needed a break after doing the BS/MS)

 

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19 minutes ago, pathoscientist said:

Doesn't UNC BBSP begin to send interview invites around this time? Has anyone else gotten interviews from their schools yet? Or is it too early

Was wondering too. UNC and Vanderbilt send invites early - but no updates for me yet :(

Anxiety at its peak.

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