As your already know I applied to three graduate programs and I got THREE INTERVIEWS 🙂 woohoo!
Here are a couple Instagram photos from the process 🙂
During my interviews I was often asked why I applied to only three programs and my response usually consisted of…
1.) I LOVE MARYLAND and specifically Baltimore
2.) I LOVE my family and friends and I want to stay in Baltimore
3.) I am EXTREMELY lucky to have two AMAZING schools to choose from in the Baltimore are, UMD and JHU
Then they would then ask why the specific programs (all translational research/genetics based) and my response usually consisted of….
1.) I always wanted to be a doctor, but through my research experiences I realized I wanted to affect patient care and not just the patients themselves
2.) I think genetics is the future of research and medicine and I want to be a part of that movement.
So….after 4 days of interviews, 14 faculty interviews, 1 student interview, lots of food, and lots of booze, I am happy to announce
I am going to GRAD SCHOOL!!!!
Specifically, I have been accepted to the Predoctoral Training Program in Human Genetics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine!!
I have not heard from the other two programs but this program was my first choice so I accepted their offer!
Love always, Arianna the Wandering Pipette