Want to get the most out of reading the scientific literature? Check out this advice article from Science magazine!
This is an excellent and very mature question often asked by grad school applicants. First a little bit of history and a lot of explanation before my suggestions…
Continue reading “Should I contact specific faculty at the schools where I am applying?”
Today, we have a guest blog from Dr. Megan Williams, the Assistant Director of the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), our MD-PhD program. Dr. Williams directs the admission of our MSTP candidates. We both thought it would be very helpful to hear about the differences in admission between Biomedical PhD programs and MSTP programs.
Today I ran across a really great blog created by a current graduate student at UT Knoxville. Here in her blog, she describes the experiences of graduate school and has some great advice from the weeds. You should take a look; I think you’ll find it really applicable!
Not everyone gets into a great graduate program on his or her first attempt; however a “no” does NOT mean that you are not going to be an amazing scientist! Usually all it means is that you just haven’t been able to convince an admissions committee of your full potential.
Continue reading “I didn’t get in this year…now what?”
Today, we have a guest blog entry from a current Neuroscience Graduate student who came through the IGP program, Gabrielle Rushing. Here, she writes about a program that she participates in that links our Neuroscience Graduate students with patients and medical training relevant to their research project. Hear from participating students about how this program has impacted their research in a major way!
The big take away?: No matter what you are looking for in a graduate program, make sure there are opportunities there for you to become fully invested in your research!
Continue reading “The Clinical Neuroscience Scholars Program at Vanderbilt”
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Recently, I’ve added a new series, “Why Study That?” where you can read about the real reasons and personal journeys that have led our faculty to their field of study. Check out this series, updated monthly, to see that there is no single path to science!
-Dr. Beth Bowman