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Just curious, anyone apply to the Amgen program at Columbia? I looked into it but decided to do something else.


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I applied to a bunch of places... got the rejection letter from NYU today. What's worse: they said they got 1,100 applications for 30 spots! I imagine most of those people applied to all of the other research internships in the city for the summer... so it's not looking too good.

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Wow...1,100 applications. That's almost as competitive as medical school. Don't sweat it though, my friend got rejected from the NYU program last year and she ended up doing a summer program at tulane. Word spreads fast and as more people find out about the really good summer programs, more apply.


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i applied to, and i kid you not, ~20 programs last year (hey - the apps were free and the same everywhere!) and literally got waitlisted/rejected form every single one except one straight acceptance to a program at a top 5 graduate school..that's all it takes and it was an amaaaazing experience. best of luck. and also, don't be discouraged - these programs have all sorts of candidate criteria they have to meet through the NIH/NSF (who fund these programs) - such that the student is from a college without vast research opps, is a minority, hasn't had a significant research experience, etc. etc. so that makes it really difficult to meet these and therefore, get accepted!
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