enzyme93 Posted July 28, 2015 Share Posted July 28, 2015 I'm entering into my senior year studying biochemistry and molecular biology. I need help evaluating my chances for any kind of top program and figuring out where it's best to apply. Here are some stats: GPA: 3.05 (took nothing but science courses, senior year will be all gen. eds) GRE: 162-166 (projected scores based on practice tests) Research Experience: (keep in mind that some of these time frames overlap) ~9 months volunteer assistant in an NIH funded HIV lab ~1 year biochemistry research at home institution ~5 months cell biology research at home institution ~I started this past May and will continue working in an NIH funded neurology lab at a major med school into the school year Presentations: Nothing huge, but a few through my home institution and small conferences Teaching experience: ~2 years and continuing as a private tutor ~TA'ed 21 classes and/or labs thus far varying in mathematics, physics, and chemistry at my home institution Miscellaneous: ~a few summers of clinical volunteering ~one summer as a lab technician for a private hearing aid company ~speak 7 languages, including English, to varying degrees of fluency (English is my second language) ~came as a kid to america from war and genocide ~should have at least 5 excellent letters of rec ~first paper as a co-author is currently being reviewed ~low gpa due to poor sophomore year because of family emergencies that took precedence over school I live in the midwest. I'm open to going anywhere, but I'd really like a quality education. So far my main schools are: UChicago Northwestern UIC Michigan Case Western Rockefeller Harvard Mit UMass Are these schools realistic? Does anyone have any recommendations? Advice? I will be entering in fall of 2016. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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