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Please dont act like you are amazing. You didnt "compete" with anyone you were at bottom of the barrel. I hope you can survive the first quarter.

I'm not sure what you mean by this... If you're talking about the downvotes you got on the post of yours that said that Princeton bio was "done" sending invites in December and that people now are "on

I JUST GOT AN INTERVIEW OFFER!  Van Andel just called and invited me to an interview tomorrow!   HURRAY!

Thanks.  Just wondering if I should have heard from them by now or if they waited to send out acceptances/wait list/rejects until after the final interview.

 

I was just at the second interview date for BU PiBS. They said they gave out some acceptances to the best but for the majority, were waiting to decide all together with the second batch of people. They have 107 people to sort through total and are looking for an incoming class of ~20.. so it's going to be probably in 2 weeks or so...someone told me the goal was to have them done by March 1st. Hope this helps.

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Ah. 

 

Damnit.  Guess there's next year.

Im sorry to bear the bad news. Call him if you can to confirm again - dont take my word. Take break and re apply and diversify your application. 

I have a feeling i will get a reject from Mt. Sinai as well. 

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I was just at the second interview date for BU PiBS. They said they gave out some acceptances to the best but for the majority, were waiting to decide all together with the second batch of people. They have 107 people to sort through total and are looking for an incoming class of ~20.. so it's going to be probably in 2 weeks or so...someone told me the goal was to have them done by March 1st. Hope this helps.

I wonder when they'll reject me? I've been so frustrated with them this whole time.

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Im sorry to bear the bad news. Call him if you can to confirm again - dont take my word. Take break and re apply and diversify your application. 

I have a feeling i will get a reject from Mt. Sinai as well. 

 

I'll give it a try in a few minutes, thanks for calling though.

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I was just at the second interview date for BU PiBS. They said they gave out some acceptances to the best but for the majority, were waiting to decide all together with the second batch of people. They have 107 people to sort through total and are looking for an incoming class of ~20.. so it's going to be probably in 2 weeks or so...someone told me the goal was to have them done by March 1st. Hope this helps.

 

Thanks for the info.  Definitely helps!  I feel a little bit more at ease then (but only a fraction, lol).

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If you don't mind me asking, which interview weekend did you attend? Was the notification by phone or e-mail?

 

I visited January 23-25, and I received a phone call from one of the faculty members I interviewed with there. She said that I'll receive an email tomorrow with official details.

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It was not my intention to send any 'thank you' emails. It wasn't until after my interviews did I reconsider thinking it wouldn't hurt. The night after my interviews I sent emails to all my interviewers (8) thanking them for their time. I also added specifics about our interview for a personal touch and indicated if accepted, my desire to possibly rotate in their labs No more than 8 lines. By 8 the following morning i received 3 emails thanking me for the follow-up, and one informing me they recommend that I be accepted. (I was accepted with full funding). I also sent emails to the grad students that I spent the most time with because they are the adcom's eyes and ears at the student only gatherings. Their opinion of you counts as well. They advised me who's labs to steer clear of and which PIs genuinely care for their students. Also, should I choose to attend these people will become my family of sorts so it's great to already have a rapport with your future cohorts.

 

A thank you email will not help your application in the slightest but it is the polite thing to do.

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Anyone else worried about snow-induced flight chaos this weekend?

Yup. I'm trying to get out of Baltimore. Definitely not gonna happen. I already tried to rebook through the travel agent and all flights booked tomorrow. So my only hope is ......rain

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I visited January 23-25, and I received a phone call from one of the faculty members I interviewed with there. She said that I'll receive an email tomorrow with official details.

 

Thanks! :) I just got an unofficial acceptance, too! Guess I was getting too antsy, but I'm ecstatic!

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Accepted to Wash U DBBS - MCB track!!! :D Yahoooo! A total top choice after visiting St. Louis!

 

Thanks!  :) I just got an unofficial acceptance, too! Guess I was getting too antsy, but I'm ecstatic!

 

 

 

 

Congrats!!! Hope we see you in the Fall  :D

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Does anyone know if UVA BIMS is still sending out invites? I emailed the BIMS department but no answer.

 

E-mailing them pretty much gets you nowhere. I would call them.

 

*I e-mailed them before and was told my e-mail was forwarded to someone else (the person handling the disciplines I indicated?). She never e-mailed me back, so I called. I told her my e-mail was supposed to be forwarded to her, but she said she never received it. I told her I'd just e-mail her again directly. She didn't get back to me, but a faculty member called me and extended an interview offer.

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