How is my aim for Microbiology/Immunology Ph.D. Programs (or the like) ? Help Please!


<p>I am in the process of applying to graduate schools for microbiology and immunology PhD programs, mostly in the North East for Fall 2014.</p>

<p>Here are my creds:</p>

<p>GPA: 3.85 (last four semesters 3.99)
GRE: 81% verbal, 81% quant, 93% analytical
Research: research in a microbiology lab at Stonehill since beginning of junior year (continuing through end of senior year), currently in a competitive research internship at an international pharma company
Letters: I will have three strong letters: 2 from research professors and 1 from a professor of two courses that I have taken (Or I could include one from my pharma experience?)
Other: my professors will mention in letters that I scored in the top 6% in the nation on the nationally distributed Major Biology Field Test, and the highest score at Stonehill, I will also be writing a senior honors thesis this year. </p>

<p>I am interested in programs with applied research with a concentration on molecular pathogenesis, and my end goal is to end up in industry. </p>

<p>Here are the schools I am interested in: </p>

John Hopkins (Pathobiology Program)
Dartmouth (M2P2 Program)
UMass Med
UMass Amherst
Boston University
Boston College
University of Maryland Baltimore (Molecular Medicine Umbrella Program)
University of Rochester
University of Maine
University of Connecticut </p>

<p>How do you think these schools compare with my credentials, and are there other programs I should consider? </p>

<p>Thanks in advance!

<p>Have you looked up any of these programs? I spot a few that I’m pretty sure don’t have micro/immuno programs and pretty much no lab based research in the field.</p>