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    Biology/Biomedical Science/Microbiology Interview Invitations

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    Hey everyone-

    I just thought it would be helpful to start a thread where all us biology kids post where we get interview invites (or eventually acceptances).

    So here we go!

    ~Kristyn

    Applied: UCSF, Stanford, UCSD, Harvard, Columbia, University of Washington, Duke, UPenn, UNC-Chapel Hill, Emory
    Accepted: not yet....
    Interviews: UPenn (Jan 18) and UNC-Chapel Hill (Feb 23-24 or March 16-17)
    Denied: let's hope for none...

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    I'll be the first to join the flock!
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    Applied: UCSF (BMS), UCSD (BMS), Harvard (DMS), Columbia (BMS), University of Washington (Genome sciences), MIT (biology), UT-Austin.
    Accepted: I hear interviews are the same thing, as long as you don't puke on a professor....
    Interviews: UCSF (Jan 22nd)
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    one last thing...
    Anyone have an opinion as to whether I should bother applying to UW (apps due Jan 1st)? It might be a waste of 60 bucks, and since UCSF is already considering me, the P-value for me going to UW >0.05
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    Applied: Harvard, MIT, Yale, Cornell Weill, NYU Sackler, UPenn, and Purdue
    Accepted: none yet but Purdue is a shoe-in since I go there now
    Interviews: Cornell Weill Feb 21-24 (all expenses paid)

    I am curious about UPenn, when were you guys complete? I was complete somewhere around 12/22/06 since one of my recs took forever to recieve. I am excited about Cornell Weill! It's one of my top choices... Also, I have been talking to a professor @ Yale BBS and he seems to like my work and told me he would draw attention to my application... Does this mean I should expect an interview?

    Anyone know anything about the admissions stats for Cornell Weill or Yale?

    Oh and my stats of course 3.7 Purdue Radiological Sciences
    1280 GRE 4.5 (770 Q 510 V)
    Recs are probably the strongest part of my app (I have 3 recs who will say I am "truely exceptional"... dunno if that's the truth, but oh well lol)
    Research experience (independent research, submitted papers)
    SOP is good, obviously it's hard to say if these are spectacular

    just an all around solid application except for my GRE verbal score which I hope won't hurt me too much! You all seem to have great stats and applications as well, I hope you all do well in the process..

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    I see you both applied to Columbia... I was thinking about applying there until I saw that I had to take the GRE subject test and they only had so few spots for molecular biology...

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    What specific programs are you folks applying to? I am applying to an immunology program.

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    Hi everyone,

    nice to meet some other bioscience people.

    My stats: GRE chem 950 (99%), GRE V: 600 (85%), Q: 800 (94%), AWA: 6.0 (96%), GPA 4.00, international student, some research experience

    I'd like to give you some advice concerning interviews:

    You might be asked to give a short presentation, say between 5 and 15 minutes. Always have a suitable topic ready. Learn the presentation by heart in order to keep the time limit.
    Find out who will be interviewing you. Read a paper (e.g. Nature, Science etc) by one of the main interviewers to get an idea of their field, the techniques they apply etc.
    Find out what the interviewers are looking for. If you apply to a Medicinal Chemistry for Cancer program, as I did, you will have to demonstrate strong skills in practical organic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, molecular modelling, pharmacology, cancer biology etc.
    Be prepared to write a short essay on your motivation for the program (e.g. within a 10 minute time limit).
    Do not be intimidated by large applicant numbers. (MedChem: ~140 apps for ~15 interviews for ~2 places)

    All the best for your interviews.

    Does anyone know how Oxford compares to the other schools I'm applying to? Is anyone familiar with the college system at Oxford?


    Applied: MIT, Harvard, Yale, Caltech, Oxford
    Accepted: Oxford (Medicinal Chemistry for Cancer Studentship)
    Interviews: Oxford (18 Dec)
    Denied: let's hope for none...

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    programs i'm applying to:

    microbiology and immunology, parasitology, and on occasion, cellular biology.

    and congratulations on your oxford admit, hamilton..
    APPLIED: UCI, Cornell Weill, UPenn, Umass medical school, UMich, UGeorgia, UKentucky, Dartmouth Medical College, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
    INTERVIEWS: Cornell Weill, UKentucky
    ACCEPTED: UCI, UMassMed, Weill Medical School of Cornell University
    REJECTS:
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    One more to the list... UT Austin ( a safety, but it only took them a week after apps were due to reply back... verrryyy niiiiceee!)

    I applied to Biomedical science programs, but only because I prefer a translational emphasis to basic science. My particular interests lie in the role of mobile genetic elements (transposons) and/or epigenetic phenomena in determining cellular fate. My top choice is MIT (whitehead institute is very strong in this regard).

    Applied: UCSF (BMS), UCSD (BMS), Harvard (DMS), Columbia (BMS), University of Washington (Genome sciences), MIT (biology), UT-Austin (cell/molecular).

    Accepted: I hear interviews are the same thing, as long as you don't puke on a professor....

    Interviews: UCSF (Jan 25th), UT Austin (Jan 19th, maybe)

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    Program: Molecular Genetics/Developmental Biology
    B.S.: UC San Diego
    GPA: 3.2, 3.0 (in major, I was a slacker, i'll admit it)
    GRE: 660V (93%), 720Q (75%), 6.0AW (96%)
    SubGRE: Biochem: 580 (71%)
    Research experience: 3 years as an undergrad, 1 year out of school. Various projects from transgenic mice, genomics/bioinformatics, mol. pharmacology, to in vitro organ cultures. 4 publications, 2 second author one of which is a chapter in a book. 1 conference poster.
    Recommendations: 4 references, each heads of their respective departments.
    SoP: some kind of mishmash of my NSF essays.
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    Different Programs

    Pengaterch,

    I applied to the Biomedical science program at Upenn (Cell Bio program, Microbiology and Parasitology) and I finished my application on about December 10 and they got back to me on the 19th...

    All the rest of the programs were Biomedical science, Biological science, or some other whacky variation of biology. When forced, I chose Immunology or Molecular biology as a speacialty.

    Hey ShoMeYourOhFace and Tearshedding,

    What do you guys know about Columbia's program (Biological science)? Is it any good?

    I hope we all hear more soon!! I want into a Cali school so badly...it's not fair they are so biased towards their residents (no offense Tearshedding!)

    Good luck all!!

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