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Graduate School: PhD Information Session Fall 2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
Matthew O'Connell
30:46
You can type questions here
B P Kailash
33:15
Is it mandatory for an international applicant to have their transcript evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as WES?
xin sun
36:19
I am very interested in this program, currently my background is focus on the genetic/biology side rather than the data science part, however, I learned data science on my own. So for application review, which part of the area that will be focused on more. Or what kind of the ideal candidate that you are looking for to fit this program?
Cat Kim
37:56
I am interested in genetics with medical applications, but the bulk of my research background is in plant genetics, would that hinder my application in any way?
Christopher McAllister
41:24
All of my research experience has been in a wet lab setting and I plan to continue this in my graduate studies. Would It be possible to get some training in computational science without fully committing to the data science training area?
Smitha
41:57
Is any graduate coursework waived for students with a masters degree and having completed graduate level courses?
Rahma Elsiesy
43:59
Are GRE scores recommended/required?
Laura Huckins (she/her)
44:13
No- we do not accept the GRE
Tenzin Tashi
45:21
Do we need to submit our transcripts of master degree to apply for fall2021 Phd program prior to course completion?
Matthew O'Connell
45:48
We will get to the questions as soon as the presentations are done
Tenzin Tashi
45:58
Thank you
Shirley
59:55
What is the minimum number of patients needed to develop a diagnostic model for chronic disease in metabolic and cardiovascular diseases?
Shirley
01:01:50
What role does gluten play in the developmente of IBD?
Jonathan Karr
01:04:23
Regarding waiving coursework, students can place out of classes if they already have knowledge (e.g., statistics). In place, we encourage students to take more advanced courses.
Shirley
01:05:25
* My question on the number of patients needed to develop a diagnostic model relates to machine learning.
Jonathan Karr
01:05:58
Regarding transcripts, applications should include transcripts up through Fall 2020. For most schools, this won't include grades for Fall 2020.
Jonathan Karr
01:07:52
Regarding experience in related fields (e.g., plant genetics), we welcome applications from applicants with experience in all related fields. Graduate school is a good time to pivot to related fields. We conduct a wholistic review of applications.
xin sun
01:08:08
Following up for the transcript, does that have to be official transcript
xin sun
01:08:20
or it can be just a pdf scan for review
Ariana Chriss
01:08:47
For students with previous experience in the wet lab environment but now pursuing research in computational biology instead, does this program require them to conduct wet lab work as well?
Megan Biesinger
01:09:57
Earlier it was mentioned that we can apply to have someone look over our application and constantly give us feedback and aid throughout the process. How do we apply for that?
Jonathan Karr
01:10:47
Our program is flexible to allow students to get the training and experience they seek for their scientific and career goals. Students do not have to have prior experience in both experimental and computational science. Similarly, students don't have to engage in both experimental and computational research. Students can choose one or both.
Laura Huckins (she/her)
01:11:36
For feedback and assistance in applications: that’s the “PhD Application Assistance and Advisory Program”, application details here: https://mountsinai.formstack.com/forms/phd_application_assistance_and_advisory_program
Laura Huckins (she/her)
01:12:00
Flyer for that program is here: https://twitter.com/GradSchoolSinai/status/1310572510770065409?s=20
Jonathan Karr
01:12:29
Regarding prior experience, we conduct a wholistic review of applications. We do not require any specific background.
Megan Biesinger
01:12:35
Thanks Laura
Ava Wu
01:13:27
As part of the holistic review, would research experience potentially balance out inconsistent undergrad course grades?
Shirley
01:13:44
How can this program help one develop a clinical research program in a hospital that will be built starting 2024?
Jonathan Karr
01:13:44
Students can choose the mix of experimental-computational research they like from 0-100%.
Jonathan Karr
01:14:17
Yes, the transcripts must be official.
Shirley
01:14:36
Do Canadian Transcripts need to go through WES?
Megan Biesinger
01:14:50
With such a competitive pool of applicants, what is a great way to get our Resume/CV to stand out?
Shirley
01:15:10
Can Canadian transcripts be sent directly to Mt. Sinai?
Jonathan Karr
01:15:28
Transcripts don't need to be translated. We have the ability to translate them for comparison to typical US curriculum and 4.0 grade scale.
Jonathan Karr
01:16:27
Specific questions about the logistics of sending transcripts can be directed to admissions@mssm.edu.
xin sun
01:16:34
Thank you
Arati Rajeevan
01:17:20
Should applicants reach out to faculty they’re interested in working with? Or do faculty prefer to be connected with students after they have been accepted
Jonathan Karr
01:18:14
Applicants are welcome to reach out to specific faculty. This is not required. During interviews, applicants will have opportunities to speak with four faculty -- typically the ones the applicant expresses interest in working with.
Albert Shao
01:19:06
If I have achived a Master degree in US and I am an international student, do I have to take TOEFL test again for your school? Could you waive that?
Shirley
01:19:35
Thank you students for your answers.
xin sun
01:19:43
Thank you
Akin Famojuro
01:19:43
If a required course was already taken in a graduate school, can one transfer the credits?
Jonathan Karr
01:19:51
RE: standing out, we're looking for applicants who demonstrate the capability to advance biomedical science.
xin sun
01:20:53
I have been away from academia lab for a few years, would industrial experience be good for this program?
Shirley
01:21:53
I do not think so.
Kamyar Moud
01:22:36
Do you have admission statistics for this research area?
Shirley
01:23:31
Are physicians part of your research program? Do they play a role as PI for example?
Shirley
01:24:09
I ask theses questions because of a future hospital being built in the Caribbean area.
B P Kailash
01:24:14
Does securing external scholarship increase chance for acceptance?
Shirley
01:24:50
with a small population of about 5,000 people.
Albert Shao
01:25:10
If I have got a Master degree in US and I am a international student, do I have to take TOEFL test again? could it waived?
xin sun
01:25:16
Can I submit more than 3 reference letters?
Resha Rajkarnikar
01:25:25
For the application assistance, there is a option to choose if one belongs to underrepresented group. Does minorities lie in that group?
Laura Huckins (she/her)
01:26:18
general admission stats: https://twitter.com/martafilizola/status/1250835327180247040?s=20
Laura Huckins (she/her)
01:26:26
(Thats the infographic I just mentioned)
Albert Shao
01:26:54
Thanks! Could you show the email again?
xin sun
01:27:26
Great, Thank you very much
Laura Huckins (she/her)
01:27:34
Genetics and Data Science Training Areaicahn.mssm.edu/education/phd/biomedical-sciences/genetic-dataJonathan Karr: karr@mssm.eduLaura Huckins: laura.huckins@mssm.eduPhD Programs in Biomedical Sciences and NeuroscienceMatthew O’Connell: matthew.oconnell@mssm.eduAdmissions processBradley Gano: admissions@mssm.edu | 212-241-6696
Jonathan Karr
01:27:40
We do encourage students to apply for fellowships
Eden Hirsch
01:28:09
Thank you for the presentations!
Jonathan Karr
01:28:22
Regarding physicians, we also have students who have medical training
Shirley
01:28:49
Johnathan, can one conclude that doctoral training at Mount Sinai will allow one to develop the expertise to guide clinicians conducting clinical research e.g. in chronic diseases.
Albert Shao
01:28:55
If I want to take stats course more than 3 credits, could I do in Phd carerr?
Akin Famojuro
01:28:56
Thanks very much for the presentation.
Aidan Jackson
01:29:06
Thank you very much
Albert Shao
01:29:09
Thanks very much!
Tenzin Tashi
01:29:15
Thanks so much
Candace Lei
01:29:26
Thank you!
B P Kailash
01:29:28
Thanks a lot!
Megan Biesinger
01:29:30
Thank you!
Michael Nelson
01:29:47
Thanks you!
Albert Shao
01:30:21
yes
xin sun
01:30:57
For certain skills that I have gained through the industry such as certificate that would not be able to show on my transcript, is there places I can attached these in my profile, or these can be mentioned in my PS.
Jonathan Karr
01:32:34
We welcome industry experience.
Ariana Chriss
01:32:41
Thank you for a wonderful webinar!
xin sun
01:32:41
Thank you
Albert Shao
01:32:46
Bye!
xin sun
01:32:47
Thank you very much for the information
Kamyar Moud
01:32:49
Thank you!
Jonathan Karr
01:32:58
We recognize that applicants can get research experience in academia, industry, and government.
Liz Shipman
01:32:59
Thank you all so much for your time!