AjjA Posted July 8, 2015 Share Posted July 8, 2015 Hello everyone, I'm applying for graduate school this December and I need some guidance in regards to choosing and deciding the subject of my studies. I have a foreign MD degree, my primary plan is to finish PhD in either Immunology or Molecular Medicine and then to apply for medical residency programs ( speciality : clinical pathology ). I have the option of applying now but first I need to take USMLEs ( US medical licensing exams ). I won't have a good chance if I do so since I'm an international graduate who graduated more than 5 years ago which will badly affect my application. My only way is to get PhD/ 1st author paper/ high USMLE scores to be considered as a competitive applicant. I did two years of pathology research at an Ivy league university, have 3 publications ( not a first author). Hopefully, I will get good LOR from my mentor, my GPA 3.7, haven't taken GRE yet, I'm a US citizen. Getting a spot in a residency program is getting harder every year for foreign graduates. I don't know how it's going to be in five or six years from now. Because of that I started to consider an alternative plan. I don't wish to finish PhD and fail to to get accepted in a residency program and then work as a postdoc. I will be 37 by that time, I have family, It's going to be very tough for us financially during graduate school, there is no need for the misery to continue afterward. My questions : What biology/ biomedical programs that have a potential for biotech industry and businesses. Thank you Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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