Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.

2014 Bioscience Admission and Interviews

2456

Replies to: 2014 Bioscience Admission and Interviews

  • BAFapoptosisBAFapoptosis Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Yes and I will continue to do it for every year that I wasted as a graduate student (that still leaves 4 more application cycles). Even if I just reach one person who is on the fence, has another opportunity, or just doesn't know about the dismal career prospects of a life science PhD.

    Exactly, do your own research. Type "biology PhD job market" into google. Pretty simple.
  • ElanorciElanorci Registered User Posts: 841 Member
    I do think it's important for people to be made aware of the current job availability (though I would hope that, if you're applying for a PhD, you've already done the relevant research yourself), so I'm not sure it's fair to say that this is the wrong place for any amount of that. But I would point out, Mr. Apoptosis, that this thread is earmarked for discussion of a particular subject, and that it will get annoying and somewhat unfair if you take up too much of the space here with this message, even though I think it's an important one. Maybe you could start a different thread for it; if it's in the list of topics, presumably everyone coming here will see it, and you'll have reached everyone you aimed to without distracting from the topic here.
  • BAFapoptosisBAFapoptosis Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Sorry for raining on the parade. I do not enjoy it, but you would be surprised how many incoming grad students are oblivious to the situation.

    Last post. Good luck!
  • username1824username1824 Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    I received an interview invite to Baylor College of Medicine by email! I'm really excited about that, I wasn't expecting to get anything for another month or so.
  • P4ND3RP4ND3R Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Wow, when did you send off your application?
  • username1824username1824 Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    Either late October or early November
  • dolapobello1dolapobello1 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    Congratulations, username 1824!!
    Do you mind posting your stats?
  • username1824username1824 Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    My stats are on the first page
  • moonchild1093moonchild1093 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Undergrad: UMass Amherst
    Major: Neuroscience Track, but my transcripts say Psychology B.S. :( Added a Bio major to get into courses.
    GPA: 3.9
    2 years research by the time I graduate, doing my Honors Thesis in my lab currently, won't be published until after I graduate. Also did a summer in clinical research.
    GRE: 169V(99th %tile) 159Q (75th) 5.0AW (93rd)
    Mostly applying for Neuroscience, with one Biological and Biomedical program and one Pharmacology program
    -MIT
    -Harvard
    -University of Miami
    -University of Washington
    -NYU
    -Tufts
    -now considering Brandeis because they sent me an app fee waiver.
  • naivemelody89naivemelody89 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Undergrad: San Diego State University
    Major: Biology with emphasis in cell and molecular
    GPA: 3.37
    Master's: San Diego State University
    Major: Cell and Molecular Biology
    GPA: 3.97

    Research experience: 3 years by the time I graduate in a molecular virology and drug discovery laboratory at SDSU.

    Publications: 1 first author paper in PLoS One, 1 fourth author in Cytometry: Part A. Another 1st author in preparation for submission in early 2014.

    GRE: 157V (73%) 159Q (75%) 4.5AW (78 or 79%; I can't remember which one)

    Applying for PhD programs in Microbiology primarily

    University of Pennsylvania - CAMB - MVP track
    University of Pittsburgh - IBGP
    Harvard - DMS - BBS track
    Stanford - Microbiology and Immunology
    SDSU/UCSD JDP - Cell and Molecular Biology
    University of Washington - Microbiology
    Johns Hopkins (JHSPH) - Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai - Microbiology

    Best of luck everyone!
  • ShibbolethShibboleth Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Undergrad: University of Chicago
    Major: Biology with emphasis in Immunology
    GPA: 3.11
    Research experience: 3 years, split between 2 years in a well known HHMI Immuno Lab and 1 year in a less well known Microbiology Lab, both at UofC
    Publications: 1 in process from the first lab, but likely won't be out until after I graduate
    Letters of Recommendation: Good, from up and coming PIs in the field
    GRE: 168V (98%) 164Q (89%) 4.0AW (54%)

    Applying for PhD programs in Microbiology/Immunology
    UChicago-Microbiology
    University of Pennsylvania - CAMB - MVP track
    Stanford - Microbiology and Immunology
    Yale-Microbiology
    Rockefeller-Microbiology
    NYU-Microbiology
    UCSF-Micro and Immuno
    Boston U-Microbiology
    Johns Hopkins (JHSPH) - Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai - Microbiology
    UCDenver-Microbiology
    UTSWMC-Microbiology
    Emory-Microbiology
    UWash-Emerging and Infectious Disease

    It's so hard to tell what's competitive in these situations, but let's play the game!
  • bmbmikebmbmike Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    [Undergrad. University] University of Georgia
    [Undergrad. Major(s)] Biochemistry
    [Undergrad GPA] 3.76
    [Years of Research Experience] 4 by graduation. 3 labs. 1st authur paper. half a dozen posters/abstracts from international meeting to undergrad symposium. recs from the 3 PIs, who are all tenured and well known in their fields.
    [GRE Scores] 160V 168Q 4.5AW
    [Prospective Graduate Schools]
    *in no order
    UCSD - BMS
    UTSW - CMB
    UT Austin - Biochem
    Illinois Urbana - CMB
    UW - Madison - CMB
    Ga Tech - Biochem
    UCSB - Biomolecular science/engineering
    Emory - BBS
    CU Denver Anschutz - BMS
    MSU - BMS
    BU - PiBS
  • username1824username1824 Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    Invitation to UNC-Chapel Hill BBSP program via email!
  • naivemelody89naivemelody89 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Invitation to interview for University of Pittsburgh IBGP program. 1 week after submission which seems fast. I wonder how many people they invite. I know they do rolling admission.
  • yonglin426yonglin426 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    [Undergrad. University] University of Virginia
    [Undergrad. Major(s)] Engineering Science: Nanomedicine
    [Undergrad GPA] 2.974
    [Years of Research Experience] 2.5 years research experience in a tissue engineering/regenerative medicine lab.
    [GRE Scores] 159V, 161Q, 3.0 AW
    [Prospective Graduate Program] Immunology, Microbiology
    [Prospective Graduate Schools]
    UTSWMC
    Vanderbilt
    UMass Worcester
    UT Houston
    Tufts
This discussion has been closed.