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General question about admissions to grad school.

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by dave613, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. dave613

    dave613 Senior Member
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    Hey, if anyone can help me on this issue, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Lately, I have become interested in applying to grad programs, and I have called a # of institutions, such as CSHL and rockefeller etc, and they all tell me the following, " the GRE #'s don't play a big factor in your admissions to our schools"

    could someone tell me if this is really true? anyone with experience applying with low gre and getting into solid programs?

    thanks
     
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  3. GradTX

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    The consensus among the people I've talked to has been that research experiences are more important than anything. The people with the best GPA/GRE don't always make the best scientists. One or two good publications should trump anything.

     
  4. dave613

    dave613 Senior Member
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    Thanks, although I can't count on publications by the time i apply. Hopefully soon though.
     
  5. dr.z

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    I don't know if this is true. At least from my experience.
     
  6. dave613

    dave613 Senior Member
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    could you give more info about your situation?

    thanks
     
  7. Chouster

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    At Michigan, they told me all they cared about was the quantitative and analytical (Essay-writing) scores (but if I'm not mistaken, the analytical section is now the logical reasoning section). My GRE score wasn't a huge factor, they said. Research is the most important aspect. Your interview is just to make sure you understand the fundamentals of what you've done and are able to communicate that to other non-experts. Lastly, they want to make sure you're not a dud in person.
     

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