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    Is it helpful to do NIH IRTA program with low sGPA?

    Hello! Just seeking some advice about plans I should do for my gap year(s) to increase my chances for acceptance into medical school. So here’s the thing, I have a low science GPA (3.0-3.1, depending on MD/DO calculations) and have not taken my MCAT yet (I am a senior for reference). I know that...
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    NIH IRTA Application Advice?

    Hi all, I recently have gotten an interview (really excited and nervous!) for an IRTA position at the NIH and I am wondering if anyone who has been an IRTA or who is currently an IRTA has any insight onto how it is working in research at the NIH (e.g. research productivity, opportunities to...
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    NIH IRTA 2020-2021 Cycle

    Hi everyone, I am graduating in May 2021 and plan to submit my NIH IRTA application by mid December and begin emailing PI's in January. Does this give me a fair shot? I have 2.5 years of research experience and multiple posters. Does anyone have an idea as to how hiring is working at the NIH...
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    NIH IRTA Hopeful

    My dilemma that I face is that it seems that I have the chance to graduate early ( I am currently a sophomore) this is mainly to relieve the burden on my family that is college costs since they've been insistent they bare the costs. Since I desire to make my families lives much easier I may in...
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    Gap Year Dilemma

    Hi All, I am taking two gap years. Here are my stats: GPA: 3:95 from Hopkins MCAT: 506 (I am struggling with CARS and the mental fatigue it causes. Moved to the US 5 years ago. Will retake next year in May) 4 years of basic research I graduated in June and have an offer from an NIH basic lab...
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    Gap Year Options

    Hi All, I graduated college in May and am currently finalizing my choice for my gap year. My stats: 3.95 GPA from a top 10 school 4 years of research with multiple awards and one publication 506 MCAT My MCAT ended up 10 points lower than my test averages that I decided on taking two gap years...
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    Asking a Rec Letter Writer

    Hi, I had previously gotten letters from 3 profs that I wanted to apply MD. I got my MCAT back a week ago and it was low enough to deter me from submitting AMCAS. Now, I'm trying to ask them to submit letters for twoe-year programs, and will have to let them know somehow that I'll be applying...
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    NIH IRTA roomate

    Hey everyone, I am looking for a roomate that has been accepted into the NIH IRTA program. I will be moving the MD/DC area in late August 2018 (around August 20th) to begin an IRTA postbac fellowship. I am a 22 year old male. I would like to live in DC, most likely near the DuPont metro or the...
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    NIH IRTA @ NCI Frederick

    Hi all, I just recently got a position for a postbacc at NCI Frederick that I am still deciding on. Wanted to know other peoples experience living in Frederick, MD for a whole year doing the NIH IRTA or just living there. What's there to do out there? Feeling concerned that I wont get to enjoy...
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    Best foot forward at this point in time?

    I'm a recent graduate with a BA in health science and policy and I plan to go on for an MPH in epidemiology, environmental health, or health & behavioral sciences. Maybe a dual degree? I'm very interested in disability, neuropsychology, environmental health and the medical humanities. I have...
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    NIH irta Housing

    Hey everyone, I have recently accepted a position in Bethesda, Maryland working at the NIH. I am going to be part of the IRTA program and I was looking for a roommate/roommates to live with during my time. I start the last week of August so finding a place to live before that time will be...
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    Roommate Looking for roommates for NIH irta housing

    My friend and I will be working in Bethesda, MD, at the NIH IRTA postbac at the beginning of this summer. We are considering renting a house, and we are looking for roommates if anyone is interested. We have found some 4-bedroom offers in the 3k-4k rent range. Send a private message if interested
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    Looking for NIH IRTA roommate

    My friend and I will be working in Bethesda, MD, at the NIH IRTA postbac at the beginning of this summer. We are considering renting a house, and we are looking for roommates if anyone is interested. We have found some 4-bedroom offers in the 3k-4k rent range. Send a private message if interested
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    Post-Bac Bioengineering Research & Schools

    Hi everyone! First post, hoping to feel welcome here. I am currently a senior graduating with degrees in EE and physics, and I will be applying for MD/PhD programs this June. Because of the timeline, this means I will be looking and applying to year-long experiences in research for 2016-2017...
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    NIH IRTA

    I'm about to graduate my undergraduate this May and am considering applying for the NIH IRTA program during my gap year. I will also be applying to medical school this next summer. At that point, I will have a year and a half experience as an undergraduate research assistant. I have actual...