Tough decision to make about where to go for grad school

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19 Mar 2011, 2:33 pm

As of right now, I have been accepted into all of the grad schools (for their PhD programs in Biostatistics) that I have applied to: Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical University of South Carolina, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Pittsburgh, University of Alabama at Birmingham, George Washington University.

As for where to go to grad school, I have managed to narrow it down to Virginia Commonwealth University and Medical University of South Carolina since they have both offered me fellowships of at least $20,000/year and have my research interests at heart.

Without a doubt, this is going to be one of the hardest decisions that I have to make in my entire life. Wish me luck :).



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19 Mar 2011, 2:49 pm

Pick whichever one has a better reputation.



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20 Mar 2011, 10:05 pm

I would also compare their placement rates for graduates who go into your desired line of work (be it a position within academia or purely a research position) if you can get access to that kind of info.