Originally Posted by StoicJosher
I would go by the time you have already completed and not what you have planned in the future. You could, of course, state your intentions about the NIH postbac.
Pretty much. The proof is in the pudding, and when screeners are reading apps they don't care that much about trying to predict what the pudding might taste like in the future. If your research experience is skimpy without the addition of that NIH post-bac year, then I would recommend waiting a year to apply. If it's not skimpy, then you don't have anything to worry about.