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2017 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

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46 minutes ago, virionoftomorrow said:

I got accepted to Stanford for Genetics!! I thought for sure after the interview that I didn't stand a chance. Best day ever!

Congratulations! :D

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39 minutes ago, Kaede said:

Congratulations! :D

Total aside, but which program did you like better, Harvard BBS or Harvard MCO? Just wanted to pick your brain since you interviewed at/got in to both :)

 

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On 3/1/2017 at 7:39 PM, SysEvo said:

I'm wondering has anyone received the official admission letter from Harvard GSAS, no matter what program you are in?

I want to turn down offers from other places, but don't feel safe enough without the official one from Harvard...

I got mine last week, so yours should be coming soon!

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20 minutes ago, bioinformaticsGirl said:

I got mine last week, so yours should be coming soon!

I got mine last week too! Now waiting on the physical package. Thanks!

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7 hours ago, Nomad1111 said:

Total aside, but which program did you like better, Harvard BBS or Harvard MCO? Just wanted to pick your brain since you interviewed at/got in to both :)

 

They're both very different! I think they cater to very different students and the reason I applied to both is that I could see myself in either environment - either big or small.

I'm happy to continue this conversation through pm. :) I'm still making my decision but I'm leaning toward one of the two due to my past educational experiences.

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2 hours ago, LoveMysterious said:

Accepted to NYU with a 2.6 uGPA. Miracles happen. 

Congratulations! When did you interview? Did you get the acceptance today? I have heard nothing from NYU and no one has posted results on the survey so hope there is still a chance for me.

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On 3/7/2017 at 2:23 PM, Nomad1111 said:

Total aside, but which program did you like better, Harvard BBS or Harvard MCO? Just wanted to pick your brain since you interviewed at/got in to both :)

 

As a person coming to do basic molecular mechanisms, I personally prefer Harvard BBS-- a number of outstanding PIs working on very fundamental stuffs: transcription, RNA splicing, DNA repair and translation. Counterintuitively I didn't find many labs doing the same things in MCO. I almost feel most labs in MCO are doing microbiology, neurosciences, bioinformatics and developmental biology. Two POIs (doing RNA biology) who interview me even told me that they would move to other places soon. 

You could rotate / do you thesis in any lab in Harvard (even in MIT) regardless of your home program. And I believe both programs provide 3-year funding. So I guess at the end it depends mainly on whether you like a big or a small program, and which program provides courses you like better.

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14 minutes ago, The Precambrian Rabbit said:

As a person coming to do basic molecular mechanisms, I personally prefer Harvard BBS-- a number of outstanding PIs working on very fundamental stuffs: transcription, RNA splicing, DNA repair and translation. Counterintuitively I didn't find many labs doing the same things in MCO. I almost feel most labs in MCO are doing microbiology, neurosciences, bioinformatics and developmental biology. Two POIs (doing RNA biology) who interview me even told me that they would move to other places soon. 

You could rotate / do you thesis in any lab in Harvard (even in MIT) regardless of your home program. And I believe both programs provide 3-year funding. So I guess at the end it depends mainly on whether you like a big or a small program, and which program provides courses you like better.

One thing to keep in mind about rotations at MCO, though, is that they require 2 of those rotations to be with MCO faculty, and that those rotations are fixed at 8 weeks in length. So if rotating in other areas is important to you, MCO is not the best option.

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On 2/25/2017 at 8:45 PM, ImmunoB said:

It was really nice! I heard that they are having their last on-site interview week after two weeks. But I have no idea when they are having Skype interviews. If they don't answer your email, calling them is another option :)

Hey, congrats on your decision. can you tell me what kind of questions they've asked you on the interview for MD Anderson?

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Rejected by UCLA Molecular and Cellular Biology. Didn't receive an interview so no surprise there.

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Still no word from a program I interviewed for in mid-January... guessing I am in line waiting for some other candidates to reject or accept their offer?

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Hello

Has anyone heard back from NYU Sackler? I interviewed in January 26 and I'm really getting anxious. 

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2 hours ago, Kaede said:

A potential PI just emailed me congratulating me on getting admitted into Stanford Bio, but I haven't actually heard back yet!

 

Sounds like your program is about to send out their invites. Which program is it?

Edit: Just realized you probably literally meant the Stanford "Biology" program. I was reading it as Stanford Biosciences.

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1 hour ago, inadequate said:

 

Sounds like your program is about to send out their invites. Which program is it?

Edit: Just realized you probably literally meant the Stanford "Biology" program. I was reading it as Stanford Biosciences.

Yes, Stanford Biosciences - Biology home area. :)

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1 hour ago, Lhadd said:

Hello

Has anyone heard back from NYU Sackler? I interviewed in January 26 and I'm really getting anxious. 

 

I interviewed in January 26 as well, I E-mailed them last week and they said their admission committee still haven't decided yet and said they will meet again this week. Not sure when it will come but I am also very anxious!

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