mstp

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    WAMC (MD/PhD) - cGPA 3.95, MCAT 523

    Planning on applying to MD/PhD programs this coming cycle and I'm in a bit of a pickle as to narrowing down the school list. Just for context here's a bit about my stats/where I'm at: Current junior at T20, ORM sGPA 3.93, cGPA 3.95 (not counting this semester), MCAT 523 (130/130/131/132) 3...
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    Tufts or CU Denver MSTP

    Hi all, I'm having a tough time deciding between these two MSTP programs. Maybe you can help? Maybe this will be a way to clear up my thoughts on the matter. Tufts: Pros-------------- -Near many of my good friends (I currently work at MIT but I am from Seattle) -Excellent walkable city. The...
  3. manivharat

    University of Iowa MSTP vs University of Kansas MD-PhD

    Howdy all! I've received the privilege of being accepted to two wonderful MD-PhD programs. However, I have been having an extremely difficult time choosing between the two schools. I have been given the deadline to accept my offer to one of these schools by March 25th. For some context, my...
  4. definitely_chondria

    Help with school list and other application questions

    I am applying to MSTP programs in the 2020 cycle and I need help with my school list and other application issues! Currently: research technician (2 gap years) Undergrad: small liberal arts college (not highly ranked but got a full ride / many awards --> should this be included on my app...
  5. M

    Harvard (MD-PhD affiliate) vs UNC (MSTP) - non-trad PhD field

    First off, I'm extremely lucky to be in this position. But I'd be lying if I didn't say that this hellish application cycle is ending with a pretty tough choice. I've gone through this application cycle interviewing for both MSTP and MD-only programs. I want to pursue doctoral work in a...
  6. FutureMSTP

    MD/PhD post bacc opportunities

    So, I have two more years until I graduate in the spring of 2021. I have over a year of research in a neurobiology lab where I know the pi so well I can get a great LOR from them. I'm very realistic. I didn't get the best grades in my sophomore year so I won't have a competitive GPA for...
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    Request for Advice on MSTP Application

    I am a master’s student in computer science who wants to apply for MD-PhD in the upcoming cycle. Here are my statistics: • undergraduate GPA is 3.77 and master’s GPA is 3.9. • MCAT is 512 (129/129/124/129). I have a hard time remembering facts and felt myself struggling to remember details...
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    Incoming Freshman - Pre-Med GPA at Duke

    Hi everyone, I am planning on attending Duke in the fall for my undergraduate degree. I have heard that Duke classes are incredibly difficult (but you do learn a ton academically from the rigor of the courses) and that the university is notorious for weeding out pre-meds due to grading on the...
  9. H

    UCSF vs Gates Scholarship (plz help)

    Hi Everyone! I'm incredibly fortunate to have received acceptances from both UCSF and the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship for a PhD in Computer Science at Cambridge University (waitlisted UCSF MSTP). If I went to UCSF I would send a strong LOI and likely convert to MSTP later if not accepted...
  10. babykarat

    MD/PhD WAMC + School List Advice

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  11. babykarat

    MD/PhD WAMC + School List Advice

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    Decline in international MD/PhD acceptances

    I'm an international student planning on applying to MD/PhD programs in the upcoming cycle. I knew this was going to be an uphill battle and that things would be stacked against me as an international student so last year I made a spreadsheet including every program that said they accepted...
  13. L

    Letters from Course Professors vs PIs

    I decided recently to apply to MSTP programs this cycle and I realized that although I will have 4 great letters of recommendation from labs that I've worked in and doctors that I have shadowed, I have not established any relationship with course professors. And I know that most MSTP programs...
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    Does a truly integrated (translational) career as an MD/PhD exist?

    As the title states: I am curious if a career exists that truly allows for the integration of bench research and patient care and if so, what field/specialty/PhD topics are most conducive? I know a majority of MD/PhDs end up doing about 80/20 lab/clinic time, which is fine, but I would prefer...
  15. T

    Chances? How can I improve before June?

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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...
  17. S

    MSTP (MD/PhD Programs)

    What is considered strong research experience for an MSTP (MD/PhD) Program? Especially at schools such as Columbia, UPenn, etc. How many hours, publications, presentations (and which conferences), etc?
  18. MarkovTheBeast

    Advice please: MD/PhD epidemiology

    I have an MPH in epidemiology from a CEPH-accredited school of public health and I have been accepted to the regular MD program at the same school. My interest is in cancer epidemiology and I hope to publish my first epidemiology paper in this area before the start of medical school. When I...
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    Need help on MSTP interviews

    I have had four MD/PhD (MSTP) interviews so far and they have gone terribly so far (compared to my MD only interviews). I have two mor and feel like a sitting duck at this point. Any advice on how to talk about your research? I feel like sometimes they don't follow me and the interview goes off...
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    Ready to Consider Reapplying MD/PhD, how to do it right?

    I'm at the point where I'm mentally preparing to apply next cycle. I applied to 22 schools all MD/PhD with the following stats: GPA/BCPM-GPA: 3.62/3.70 MCAT: 515 uGrad: Bioengineering and Nutritional Science double major from top ~15 university Masters: Biomedical Engineering Research: 5 years...
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    Ready to Consider Reapplying MD/PhD, how to do it right?

    I'm at the point where I'm mentally preparing to apply next cycle. I applied to 22 schools all MD/PhD with the following stats: GPA/BCPM-GPA: 3.62/3.70 MCAT: 515 uGrad: Bioengineering and Nutritional Science double major from top 15 university Masters: Biomedical Engineering Research: 5 years...
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    Does work as an R&D engineer count as “research?”

    Non traditional MD/PhD applicant coming from a BS/MS program in bioengineering. I did 2 years of undergrad/grad research I’m the same lab resulting in some abstracts and posters. Then I got a job as an R&D engineer at a ****ty medical device start up (part of my motivation for applying to...
  23. Commsky

    Do MD Schools See MD/PhD Essays?

    Hello all, I hope your application seasons are going well. I was curious as to whether MD only schools will see my MD/PhD essays in my application. I wanted to pull a few paragraphs out of my PhD statement and use them in a secondary but I don't want to do that if admissions will see I just...
  24. S

    MD vs MD/PhD?

    Hi there, I'm seeking friendly advice from people who have considered both MD and MD/PhD programs. Before you jump on me for not knowing if I want to do a dual degree or not and telling me I can't do it halfheartedly...I know. That's why I'm here. A bit about me: I've been pre-med since high...
  25. EngineerMedic

    How to Strengthen Application for HMS/MIT

    I just finished my second year of undergrad. I think right now is a good time to take stock of where I'm at in terms of application strength, as I still have a full year to make changes and add experiences. (Ideally I'd matriculate directly after undergrad graduation, so I'll apply between 3rd...
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    Non - Canadian International student md/phd 2018-19 cycle

    Hi, Not to post another one of those, but I wanted an opinion on whether I am picking the right application strategy vis-a-vis applications for md/phd programs: I am currently finishing up a post-baccalaureate fellowship at a top University. - Total of 4.5 yrs research experience ( 2.5 yrs...
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    Is it wise to apply and defer this cycle?

    Hi All, I'm in the middle of writing MSTP apps right now (have requested all letters of rec and gotten draft of personal statement done), but I'm wondering what you guys think about deferral regarding this situation... Essentially, I am thinking of applying and possibly deferring a year to get...
  28. L

    Currently Ph.D. Student Applying for M.D. / M.D.-Ph.D.

    Hi everyone, I know this is a reallllllly long post and I may ask a lot. But I really appreciate if you can at least give me some ideas and help me out a little bit.... I am currently a second year engineering Ph.D. student from one of the top 10 universities. My current research direction is...
  29. R

    Chance Me | URM | MD/PHD AND MD

    Hello, Based on the following, what are my chances looking like for Top 20 Schools MD/PHD as well as MD programs (I know not to apply to both at the same time and I won't): cumulative GPA: 3.76 science GPA: 3.55 MCAT: 517 African-American female State of residence: NYC *woot*woot* Plethora of...
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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...
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    MSTP students for Ophthalmology

    Hi, I was just curious how residency programs viewed MSTP students as far as their Step 1 scores. Since they took their step 1 exams theoretically 4-5 years before most regular applicants, do programs factor this in? Or do they basically just have to deal with it haha. I am asking because I am...
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    Boston U MD/PhD vs Tufts MSTP

    So, considering between these two schools. BU's program is NOT MSTP funded and will not provide a stipend for the 4 med school years. Med school tuition is still remitted and during the graduate years you're paid like any other grad student. Tufts' program is an MSTP with all the benefits that...
  33. R

    Pre-MSTP Research/Gap Year(s)

    Hi All, I have decided that a gap year or two will probably be necessary in order for me to rack up the research experiences expected by top MSTP programs, and study for/ take the MCAT. I am trying to iron our my graduation dates and gap year plans before (hopefully) applying/starting an MSTP...
  34. R

    Will my undergrad course selections limit research options?

    Hello all, I am currently a sophomore Biology major/Chem minor and I'm seriously considering pursuing an MSTP after undergrad. I am interested in genetics, immunology, molecular biology, synthetic biology, and biochem as areas of potential research (I think several of those research focuses...
  35. Kojo90

    Major GPA repair in prep for MSTP applications

    Hey all. So I have a few questions and I'm open to all advice! So as the title suggests my undergraduate GPA was not good (sub 3.0) I did have several leadership positions, shadowing, significant research hours (no publications however), vounteering experiences. I'm currently in an accelerated...
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    Undergrad Prestige for MSTP

    Hi! I'm an undergrad majoring in Biochemistry at a very average state school in the Midwest, and am looking to earn a spot in an MSTP program for an MD/PhD soon. I have a 3.84 GPA and 4 full summers of research at an independent research institution. I have some publications, but no MCAT score...