1. ColZee9

    Too late to apply to NIH post-bacc IRTA?

    Dear SDN, I just graduated in Neuroscience in the top 1% of my class overall (GPA: 3.96). I plan to take 2 gap years and thus plan to apply next cycle. I'll make this brief whilst still giving important context: I put all of my eggs into one basket for this gap year and made it to...
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    Interested in psychiatry and informatics in mental health – where to apply (heavily research-based MD, MD/PhD, take a gap year)?

    Hi all, I've posted some stuff like this in the past, but now I have more concrete details that I was hoping would help people give me some better opinions. I will likely be applying to programs this upcoming cycle, and was hoping to get some insight. My problem: I feel like I wouldn't be...
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    Pre-MSTP Post-Bac research options?

    Hi all, I am trying to do some research into post-bac programs to do during my gap year leading up to an MSTP application. I know about the NIH IRTA post-bac option but I was wondering if anyone on here knew of any other opportunities. I like the idea of a post-bac over lab tech or research...
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    Roommate (Bethesda, MD) Looking for roommate beginning May/June 2018

    I’m an IRTA postbac looking for a roommate to share my two-bedroom apartment in Bethesda, MD beginning May or June 2018. The apartment complex is Flats 8300, and we would split a rent of $2600/month (not including utilities). -Our suite already contains furniture, kitchen supplies...
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    NIH Post-Bac IRTA Timeline

  7. iceberg413

    NIH IRTA vs. Dana Farber

    So I need some advice on a decision coming up. I'm graduating undergrad in May and am looking for a research/hospital position during gap1 and gap2. A little about me, I'm from a top 40 research university, 3.6-3.7 GPA, 2 years of research, extensive public health leadership and international...
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    NIH Postbac IRTA

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    Post-Bac IRTA State of Residency in Med School Admissions

    Hi everyone, For those of you that have experience with the NIH Post-Bac IRTA position and living in DC... I found a place in DC but it seems the DMV is really strict about registering your vehicle in DC and getting a DC license to park there, since the streets are zoned. Once I do all of...
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    Two years off after undergrad - Same lab or NIH?

    Hi all, I'm taking 2 years off between undergrad and MD-PhD programs. I've been offered a paid research position in my current lab for these 2 years. During this time, I would be working on an independent research project that is different from the research I did in undergrad. Alternatively...
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    NIH Postbac IRTA

    I just got invited for an interview at the NIH for the Postbac research program. I know this is a great opportunity and all, but I wanted to ask if anyone on this thread has been involved in it or knows someone who was - how was the social life? I'm from Bethesda originally (went to college...