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Old 08-29-2011
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Question Mentioning Fellowship Plans in Personal Statement

Should one mention about future plans of doing fellowship? I've heard ppl say that its not good for community programs.
I'm just writing one sentence about it......will it be ok for me to apply to community programs with this PS??
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It's better not to mention about fellowships in your PS even if you are applying for University programs.

Leave it open.

Some PDs like it and some PDs don't like it.

So why to take the risk. Just leave it out.

If they ask you in the interview, then you can answer them with your true intention at that time.

It's not true that community programs do not like applicants with fellowship dreams. Most of them are University affiliated and they appreciate it. Most of them they brag about it in their website (like by saying where did previous graduates go for fellowships).

But as I said, it's better not to commit your PS into fellowship.

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