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Time to choose a graduate school

PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:46 pm
by A. Sam
I can speak directly to the Mayo experience, as that's where I got my PhD. The institution is amazing, there is better technical support in terms of core facilities, access to patient samples, and IT help than any other place I've ever herd of. They emphasize research time over course work which I liked and there is good depth and breadth of both basic and translational research. I had a great experience there. No undergrads to teach either. The only negative is that it's a small, conservative town and you'd be shocked at home many of the grad students are married with children. It doesn't even have a college town feel, no coffee shops or art galleries or book stores or anything. If the only stimulation you require is from your work then I can't recommend it highly enough.