My daughter just graduated from Texas A&M with a 3.9 GPA and a triple majaor in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Genetics, a 38 on the MCAT and missed one question on the GRE.
She has not decided what she wants to do for a PhD (or MD). Her solution was to enroll in a summer based MEd degree that has her teach during the school year. She will be teaching 9th grade science in the Cy-Fair school district next year. The teacher’s salary actually looked good compared to the stipend that most grad schools would pay.
“The teachers salary actually looked good compared to the stipend that
most grad schools would pay.”
My naive advice:
don’t go the PhD route in science unless money means nothing to you
you don’t mind the great likelihood of “topping-out” as the American that
is the manager of lab (mostly full of foreign nationasls) for a professor.
We’ve been flooded with science grad students since the fall of The Berlin
Wall and it’s gotten harder and harder for US students to have a good
shot at tenured positions.