Ms. Genetic Medicine

About Me:

Recently completed a PhD in Human Genetics and Genomics with a Translational Medicine certificate. My thesis was focused on designed DNA-based therapeutics for rare inherited disorders and garnering pre-clinical trial data. Successfully published several peer-reviewed articles and presented at international conferences. | EDITOR’S NOTES: Ms. Genetic Medicine’s graduate GPA is 3.8. We see you are highly accomplished in academia but would like to see more extracurriculars.


Undergrad School: Florida International University

Undergrad Major: Biological Sciences

GPA: 3.3

GRE: 311

Age: 30,  Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino

Other Degree/Certification: Doctor of Philosophy

School Name: University of Miami


Work History:

Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Rare disease therapy R&D

Length of Employment: 1 yr

Title: Clinical Research Coordinator

Industry: Healthcare

Company: Academia

Length of Employment: 3 yrs

Big Life Wins:

First generation college graduate and immigrant from a communist country. | EDITOR’S NOTE: Congratulations! BIG LIFE WIN!

Post MBA Goal:

Ideally, I would like to head the research and development sector of a biotech company specializing in genetic medicine.


Target School: Stanford GSB

Status: Open

Considering: Wharton, Harvard, Columbia


The Experts Rate The Odds At: 5%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Hi Ms. Genetic Medicine,
    Congratulations on completing your PhD! This is Debbie Choy from mbaMission and GSB alum. Your PhD work is in a much-needed area of research and innovation. Given your goal of heading the R&D group of a biotech firm, AdCom would be very interested in how a GSB MBA can help you achieve this objective. For example, what specific skills or knowledge are you seeking to learn at GSB that will make you a better R&D leader? As you know, many R&D leaders do not necessarily have or need an MBA. Although your test scores are a shade softer than the average at GSB, that in itself is not a deal-breaker. That said, GSB is also looking for demonstrated leadership. Since you’ve …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling | Odds Assessment: 5%

    Ms. Genetic Medicine – Thanks for posting your profile. Susan here from Status. I’m a UMiami mom – go Canes!

    I’m impressed but not surprised by the distance you have traveled as a first generation college graduate immigrating from a communist county. Congrats on the outstanding work that you have done in a meaningful and impactful area of research. Your goals make sense based on your experience to date.

    While your undergrad academics and GRE are well below the averages for the schools you are targeting, your PhD should give adcom confidence in your ability to do the work. I worked with a Venezualan client a few years ago (he was a political asylum seeker in the US), who advised that the GRE verbal section was …

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