graduate school

  1. C

    PI won't give me letter of rec. What to do?

    Hi all, I have a situation I would like some advice on. I am planning on applying to graduate school this coming cycle (typically, applications open in September and close in December) for both Master’s and PHD programs in clinical psych (my end goal being a doctorate in clinical psychology). I...
  2. I

    MD schools that value an MPH

    Hello, I am currently finishing up a 4+1 MPH program and applying to medical school during the 2023-2024 cycle. I am curious if anyone could recommend MD schools that would really value this background in public health. Also, my concentration is in PH Nutrition so I would love a school with an...
  3. S

    Physics PhD to Medical School?

    (Apologies if this has been asked previously. I've seen post about PhD --> medical school, but few specifically about physics) I'm currently a PhD student in physics at a top 3 STEM institution in the US. My graduate work has little relevance to medicine. Without getting into the details of my...
  4. BBH_Researcher

    Important: Is obtaining a PhD in Clinical Psychology the best option for my career goals?

    Like many undergraduate students who have majored in psychology, I was single minded in my thought process: I wanted to become a Clinical Psychologist because it appeared to be the most prestigious and flexible option. Although I had relatively little experience as it relates to clinical work...
  5. healthEngineer

    Engineering Graduate School to Medicine

    Hi everyone. I am a graduate student at UCLA pursuing a M.S. in bioengineering. My interests have changed recently and I am now looking to go to medical school to eventually become a psychiatrist. This decision was sparked in Jan 2020 when I found my mom and brother were using addictive, illegal...
  6. N

    Interested in Intensive Therapy work, would PsyD or PhD be better? Also, should I apply to PsyD and PhD programs after undergrad?

    Hello everyone! I apologize for the long post in advance! I am currently finishing up my junior year in undergraduate as a Psychology and Hearing and Speech Sciences double major. I had a difficult time deciding between going the SLP or Psychology route, but now have decided that I will be...
  7. cattyditty

    PhD/PsyD programs with strong OCD labs or advisors?

    Hi everyone, this is my first time posting on here. I'm a junior in undergrad looking to apply to clinical PhD (and maybe some PsyD) programs in the fall. My area of interest is primarily obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, which I have already conducted research on (which I am...
  8. D

    Should I go to Med school? I am on the fence. details inside

    Hello! I really need some advice regarding whether I should go to Med school or not. It is going to be long so the Basic question is- should I go to Med school if I think about going to biomedical research? shouldn't a PhD be sufficient? The following details are important in order to...
  9. J

    Rutgers South DPT Class of 2022 Facebook Page!

    CONGRATS to everyone that was accepted and is committed to Rutgers South's DPT Program! There were no FB pages that were made yet and past students created their own, sooo here ya go lol It'd be much easier to get to know each other or just get a feel of who'll be in our class and share info...
  10. B

    Working in an optometry office while in undergrad

    I am currently working in an optometry office but I am having trouble filling my schedule at school with classes. This upcoming semester I am only able to fit 9 hours of credit due to my tight schedule at work. I am a junior now. I was wondering if optometry schools will look down on me for not...
  11. M

    Psychology or Psychiatry?..Please help...

    So I am feeling very overwhelmed right now in terms of which career path to take. Currently I am a freshman in a public state university, majoring in Psychology. Originally, I had wanted to become a clinical psychologist. Now, I am not so sure. Although it does interest me, I feel extremely...
  12. Aquamarie

    Nontraditional: MD or Medical Research(PHD) Route?

    I switched from Nursing to Finance major and will graduate in May 2019 at 22yrs old. Recently Ive missed the challenge science brought me. I figured out recently I like researching things in-depth and I am always asking the why? question. So I've been drawn to wanting to conduct research at a...
  13. tiffughknee

    USFMCOM Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) graduate-AMA

    Hey all! I recently completed this selective graduate program at USF. Like, since they stopped their conditional acceptance. If you think you may be interested, or even if you're not, but you have questions, feel free to ask away. There are numerous things I wish I had known before dedicating so...
  14. tiffughknee

    USF IMS 2019

    Hi everyone! I completed the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences program at USF! (different from MSMS program). There are plenty of things I wish I had known prior to choosing this program. Feel free to AMA!
  15. teal.gem

    Do LCSW's have any difficulty getting clients?

    Hi all! I am in my final semester of undergrad and I am considering getting either a Ph.D. in Clinical/Counseling Psychology or a MSW (to become a LCSW). I live in Texas and it seems as if the Psychologist to LCSW clinicians in private practice ratio is 50/50, however, I have been wondering if...
  16. A

    Should I reapply to med school before my masters program is complete?

    I applied to many medical schools during the 2017-2018 cycle and was unfortunately not accepted. My MCAT score is competitive enough, but my GPA needs some work. I have decided to pursue an MPH in the meantime, which should hopefully boost my GPA, and will begin this August. However, the program...
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    University of Nevada - Reno Post bacc (Medical)Questions

    Does anyone have any information about their medical post bacc program ??? I have a GPAc. 3.32 and a GPAs. 3.1 Lots of international volunteering experience and local medical clinics here in CA. Born, raised, and went to school here in CA but I wanted to see my options!
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    Letters of Recommendation for Master's Programs

    I am applying to Master's programs that start fall 2019 and most of them have applications that open between September and January 2019. I have three professors that will be writing letters of recommendations for me who are all currently writing them, but it feels weird having to ask them to...
  19. K

    NYC Biostatistics Programs

    Hello all, I am planning on applying to MS (not MPH) in Biostatistics programs for next fall and am trying to land myself in NYC. Does anyone have any opinions on the quality of the various programs in the city? Which are worth the application? As of now I am aware of programs at Columbia...
  20. C

    Bad Grade in Gen Chem II Lab

    Hi - I am a cognitive science major (a junior in college) and I am considering doing a psychology grad program with a focus on neuroscience. One thing that worries me is that I received a terrible grade in gen chem II lab- a D+ (I understood the material, but I was late with turning in lab...
  21. F

    General Admissions & OTCAS Alvernia University Applicants 2018

    I'm waitlisted as of right now! Just wanted to see if anyone else has applied and heard back! Also, any additional information from former students regarding the program is welcome!
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    How To Pick a Program Based on the Grad School

    Forgive me if this post is very noob-ish, but I feel like I need some clarity on this subject before it is too late. There are a lot of threads on how to pick a mentor/lab for your PhD once you've already enrolled in a program, and also a decent amount of posts that address how heavily one...
  23. S

    Other OT-Related Information Any advice on what to work on before starting an OT grad program?

    Hey! I was accepted into a graduate program for the Fall 2018 semester and while there is plenty of work to do in terms of preparing for my move to a new state, I am wondering if there is anything I can be working on to get me ready for the coming semester? Should I invest time refreshing A&P...
  24. C

    Post Bacc Research During Gap Year

    Hi everyone! This is my first time posting on SDN, so I hope this works out. I'm currently a junior at a well known state university (won't specify for security reasons lol), and I have been a research assistant in one of the psych labs on campus since the summer going into my sophomore year...
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    alternative options for

    I am currently on 2 wait lists for 2018, so I still have hopes for medical school next year, but I feel like I need a viable backup plan. I am two years out of undergrad and I have worked in labs and as a scribe so I don't think experience is where I am lacking and I really would like to be in...
  26. R

    MPH MPH Fall 2018 Deadlines: Rolling Admissions?

    Hello all. I'm new here. Forgive me if I say something stupid. So I am applying to MPH programs in the US (US citizen) and I have noticed a lot of schools, such as University of Michigan, have rolling deadlines after a priority deadline (often December 15 is priority, and March 1st is final)...
  27. ThisisReality

    MPH CV vs Resume

    So, for SOPHAS - I'm trying to figure out which one would be better to use... a 2 page resume or write a CV with some more description on my leadership positions. Also, if I have a CV, do you think filling out the experiences section is redundant? Or would it be where the "most important"...
  28. T

    Grad student tax

    Opinion | The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students What do you guys think about this (for those who don't know, this bill would tax grad students on the tuition waivers they've received, counting them as income)? People who are working in universities—is there any talk about loopholes...
  29. E

    Heavy Expenses for Graduate School

    For those who have been, are, or will be in a similar situation as me, where you're worrying about copious expenses for graduate school: Please, help! This is my current situation: I just got accepted into the DPT program at Bond University in Australia and am trying to figure out how I am...
  30. L

    GRE Test Prep Resources

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone would recommend some websites that offer free (great) practice exams and studying material for the GRE/GMAT? I would love to put down some cash to actually buy the books but I'm currently on a budget strain and that isn't an option for me at the moment. Thank...
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    WAMC: What Are My Chances

    MOD NOTE: We are now going to have one thread for all of the inquiries for competitiveness, what are my chances, do I have a shot, can I get into ABC University, etc. Most of the other SDN forums have found success with having one thread, so we are going to adopt that going forward. 1. Please...
  32. R

    General Admissions & OTCAS Application Strength ? With Poll!

    Just curious to see how many schools you all have applied to! I applied to both doctorate and masters (had aid in paying for application fees). Total cost after transcripts, GRE scores, and application fees was about $1,050.
  33. M

    MD & DO pathway options

    So i'm currently an undergrad junior in college. My goal is to get into an anesthesiology program somewhere in nyc, (probably suny downstate). As is stands my application probably isn't going to be good enough. I'll probably graduate with about a 3.3 GPA about 2 straight years of research, with...
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    I'm deciding between NYU's MPH program and BU's MPH program, and I can't arrive at a decision! Does anyone have any advice? I'm just wary that NYU's College of Global Public Health is new, even if its program isn't.
  35. J

    MPH Questions Regarding Pursuing a Master in Public Health and School Choices

    Hi! I applied to MPH programs and got into CUNY's NYU's, and BU's MPH programs. I'm also considering to apply to GW's MPH program. My current interests are in either community health or global health. Which school out of the 4 would be better suited for my interests? Also, I have questions...
  36. SterlingMaloryArcher

    Can you take your gap year to take graduate coursework to transfer towards an MSTP?

    This is just out of curiosity, but I was wondering if you could earn graduate credits which could be transferred into the PhD portion of an MSTP program to cut down on the time in the MSTP program?
  37. X

    Classes for Neuropsychology

    If I'm interested in behavioral neuroscience or neuropsychologist, what undergraduate classes are advisable? I've searched around a bit and found that it's advisable to follow neuro-psych/bio classes, but my university only offers two classes that fall into that category (one is a psychology and...
  38. jmiah717

    PhD/PsyD Letters of Reference Non-Trad Student

    What do non-traditional students do for LOR's for grad school? I will have the PI on the study I'm helping with, which will be my best LOR. It's at least possible one or more of the Co-I's will be able to also write a letter but I'm not counting on it. A neuropsychologist I work with offered to...
  39. Lozzo

    I'm so lost, please help

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    Denied to Clinical Psychology Programs. How to be more competitive?

    Hello everyone, Looks like I won't be getting into a clinical psychology PhD program this year. :( It sucks because you work so hard on those damn (expensive) application. I wanted to go into clinical psych with an emphasis in neuropsychology. Any who, what should I do until application season...