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Difference in Bio research opporunities at Vanderbilt vs. UNC-CH?

MukigacharMukigachar Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
Hey guys, I've been accepted to both of these schools as a transfer. I play on pursuing a Master's and PhD, and it's my understanding that admission to Master's programs relies heavily on undergraduate research. I was wondering if there is a significant difference in the research opportunities afforded by these schools? I.e. funding, study abroad, summer research w/ stipends, etc., or if there is any other significant advantage that Vanderbilt would offer over UNC in graduate admissions.

Replies to: Difference in Bio research opporunities at Vanderbilt vs. UNC-CH?

  • twogirlstwogirls Registered User Posts: 5,595 Senior Member
    edited April 21
    I will speak on behalf of UNC- there are plenty of research opportunities, internships, summer research with stipends, graduate school ( including funded phd) acceptances- etc. I can't speak for Vanderbilt but I am sure it has plenty to offer as well. You might want to post on the individual college forums.
  • MukigacharMukigachar Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    @two girls Thanks for the input! Anyone else agree/disagree?
  • ECmotherx2ECmotherx2 Registered User Posts: 1,646 Senior Member
    Daughter's boyfriend was accepted from undergrad program directly to a fully funded Ph.D. program in research at UNC-CH. He had significant research experience at an LAC and 10 weeks conducting research at the Center for Human Genetic Research in Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute for 2 summers. The question is how much research opportunity will you have at Vandy and at UNC as an undergrad, or are most of the opportunities afforded to grad students. It was a good suggestion to post this question in each of the college's forums. Parents and some current undergrads will be able to give you guidance. Best of luck.
  • 11bawb11bawb Registered User Posts: 73 Junior Member
    Differences? None. Both will offer high quality medical research opportunities. Save $ for med school tuition, go to the less expensive option.
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