3 months ago
Admissions Advice

Vanderbilt PTY Mentorship Immersion Worth It?


I was recently accepted into Vanderbilt's PTY Mentorship Immersion program for Biomedical Engineering and wondering if anyone has participated in/knows anything about it. This is different from their "Summer Academy" and I haven't been able to find much info other than on the Vanderbilt website. There are 10 students per mentor/subject and we will each have the ability to develop our own project. I am super interested in biomedical engineering and specifically nanoparticle based cancer treatment, which is the focus of the program. However, it's quite pricey and I'm a little unsure about the time commitment as it is during the school year (I'm a senior). Any advice is appreciated!!!



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3 months ago

Congratulations on your acceptance into this program! From what I can gather online, the program is an intensive academic experience and admissions is quite competitive. While its a great opportunity, it's important to be mindful that most programs where students pay to attend and not very competitive are often not worth the time, money and effort because it may not boost your admissions chances. Given the competitive nature of this program, this may not be the case but just something to consider!

Whether the program is worth it or not is really up to your judgement. You may gain some great insight on your interests and take a deep dive into your passion in the program or you may find that the money is better spent on ventures of your own! Either way, I encourage you to explore your options on this to help you make a more informed decision.

I hope this helps!


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