1. koster35

    Help me decide: UTSA or Texas Tech

    I’m an OOSer. I wouldn’t mind living in Lubbock, at all. Really, the only thing I am having a hard time with is deciding between the two schools themselves—their programs in particular. Any thoughts on which is the better program and/or which would be better for getting a good residency. I’m...
  2. wannabeadentistbaby

    Applying to TX Dental Schools OOS

    Hey everyone! I really want to attend dental school in Texas. I am from Louisiana, but my dad grew up in Texas and completed his medical school and residency training in Houston. He moved to Louisiana to practice medicine, and I do not want to follow in his path lol. I have spent alot of time...
  3. D

    Texas Master's Programs Fall 2020

    Hey guys! This is basically a place to keep a list of programs that I am applying to this cycle and to see if anyone else has applied as well. These programs don't have a lot of information to work with so since I've submitted my apps, I've kind of been in the dark as far as what to expect. If...
  4. MCoph

    MD WAMC? Texas Resident / cGPA: 3.76 sGPA: 3.67 / MCAT 501-->512(128/125/128/131) / ORM

    Hi all, I am planning to apply for 2021 cycle which opens this May and I would like some help narrowing down some school choices and seeing WAMC. Thank you in advance for any advice, constructive criticism, and honesty. I really appreciate it. Recent 2019 graduate. Major: Biochemistry and...
  5. thatwouldbeanarchy

    Family Planning training at Dell Seton in Austin, TX

    Hey y'all. Anyone who's familiar with Dell/Seton Family Medicine Residency in Austin, TX... I know they're affiliated with a faith-based hospital system and I'm wondering to what extent contraceptive and abortion care is accepted in their curriculum. Is this the kind of place that would stop me...
  6. D

    SMP Advice ~Texas~

    Hey everyone, I've searched the forum but couldn't find anyone in the particular situation I'm in. I applied this previous cycle ( Texas Resident) to some super new DO schools to see how I'd fair but wasn't expecting much and did not receive any II as expected. My GPAs are listed below and...
  7. O

    General Admissions & OTCAS MOT OTD Texas Applicants 2019-2020 Cycle

    Because the deadline will pass soon for some schools and has passed recently for a few, I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread about Texas OTD and MOT programs for the 2019-2020 cycle. Here are my stats: Major: Kinesiology Minor: Psychology Pre-req GPA: 4.00 Overall GPA: 3.82...
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    Average Grants and Scholarships Offered by Texas Medical Schools - Advice for A Pre-Med

    Hello everyone. This is a Texas Pre-Med here. While researching Medicine and Medical schools, I have been focusing, nowadays, on the grants and all the different types of aid I can receive if (Hopefully) I get accepted to a Medical school/various Medical schools. So, can you guys guide me on...
  9. K

    Bad GPA - decent post bacc

    Ok guys I’m finally going to post... I’ve been lurking for a while but recently made an account. I am a Texas resident who attended a public Texas school. I graduated with a PRETTY bad gpa, 2.6 in Biology. I honestly don’t even know what my science GPA is. My initial goal when graduating...
  10. aggie.pt.2020

    Texas DPT 2019-2020 wave

    Howdy! I noticed there was not a forum for this year's wave for Texas applicants. I was wondering if someone could give me insight on my chances? Feel free to post stats, acceptances, or any other helpful info. Good luck everyone!!! Here are mine: School: Texas A&M Major: Biology Minor...
  11. A

    Is there any benefit for me staying in state? (Texas resident)

    Say for example I get accepted to both UIWSOM and LECOM (I currently have interviews for both). LECOM is WAY cheaper than UIWSOM which makes it pretty attractive. UIWSOM is about 56k per year tution and LECOM is around 32k. However, UIWSOM is in my home state of Texas, and im not sure if that...
  12. nah2016

    Texas stats

    Texas residents who've either been invited to interviews or received an acceptance, what were your stats? (doesn't have to be from this cycle)
  13. Edeshotel

    D.O Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

    Hey everyone! Name is Blaine and a little history about me. I am a Registered Nurse with almost 3 years of experience in the ER. I love love love nursing, but have always wanted to become a Dr. and embrace a higher calling. I love medicine and more importantly love helping people. I considered...
  14. H

    What are my chances? PA to MD/DO in Texas

    Hello fellow med school applicants! I am currently in my clinical year of PA school. It’s a nice profession and thought this would be my end goal. However, this journey has only furthered my passion in medicine and don’t want to stop here. I want to go to medical school to deepen my medical...
  15. VanillaClassic

    Touro-Nevada vs UIWSOM

    Hello, I am here to get some feedback from both schools. I am having a hard time trying to decide between the two schools. I am from Texas and plan to come back to Texas after medical school. For specialties, I am leaning away from PC and more towards anesthesiology or orthopedics. UIWSOM (San...
  16. R

    Reapplicant needing help with school list/WAMC

    Please do not quote this thread. Hello everyone, I hope y'all are doing well. I'm a current reapplicant and I hope to make it in this cycle! Any constructive advice would be very helpful! Date of submission: TMDSAS June 13 AADSAS Hopefully before July Calculated GPA on TMDSAS Overall GPA: 3.51...
  17. wysdoc

    The Republic of Texas XXXVIII : The Cowboy Code

    Starting this Texas Applicant talk and support thread for 2019-2020 application season. We usually post progress, news, and later, updates, acceptances, and Waitlist action regarding all the Texas medical schools. Try to keep technical questions about TMDSAS on the official TMDSAS questions...
  18. arrowslinger

    Seeking advice on application and what to do after.

    I am a ORM white male in Texas with a 3.3 GPA and a 2.8-3.0 BCPM GPA (I majored in nutrition and am unsure if certain classes will be counted). I have 332 hours of combined shadowing and 2 internships one from a local pediatric center and one from MD. Anderson in Leukemia, as well as research in...
  19. J

    What are my chances at McGovern? TX resident

    Hi everyone, I'm stressing because I'm trying to decide whether or not to cancel my retake at the end of May and keep going back and forth. My dream school is UT Health Houston- McGovern, but I'm also applying to all TX med schools. I made a 508 on the MCAT, but it's unbalanced with chem/phys...
  20. T

    522, 3.85, lackluster ECs, WAMC and School List?

    cGPA: 3.85, sGPA: 3.78. (upward trend, 3.95 average after freshman year) MCAT: 522 (131/131/129/131) Residence: TX Race: Asian, Male (ORM) Undergrad: State school, Major: Biology, Minors: Medical Humanities, Chemistry Clinical Experience: 80 hours volunteering and shadowing at a medical clinic...
  21. wysdoc

    *~*~*~*Official TMDSAS Questions Thread 2019-2020*~*~*~*

    Welcome one and all, to the TMDSAS 2019-2020 application cycle! I'm not going to repeat everything in the Application handbook but just some tips to save you from frustration. DON'T use the back button on your browser while working on your application. DON'T copy/paste your essays into the...
  22. Z

    TMDSAS MCAT Dilemma

    I'm a reapplicant this upcoming cycle, hoping to better my MCAT score. I understand that the earlier you apply, the better and that the Texas application opens for submission on May 1st. I don't plan on taking the MCAT until May 31st (score release July 2nd). My dilemma is this: if I apply in...
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    TCU UNTHSC School of Medicine Vs. Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)

    Hi all, hoping to be admitted by both (2 WL, OOS) and both are conveniently located in Fort Worth, Tx. I would love to hear thoughts and whether anyone has any knowledge regarding the Texas schools. TCU UNT SOM -brand new MD, first class this summer -private and $$$ (57.5K tuition with the...
  25. P

    Texas licensing question

    Hello all, i Went to a Caribbean med school that " lacks regional accreditation". Im finishing up residency in family medicine and applying for my Texas Medical License since my entire family lives there. Can getting board certified PRIOR TO applying bypass this? I know that getting board...
  26. J

    UIW vs UNT SMP & Reapply MD/DO

    Hi guys, I was accepted to UIW in San Antonio about two month ago. Yesterday, I was accepted to the UNT SMP. My stats are nothing special, MCAT 509, sGPA 3.2, cumulative GPA 3.4. However, I really feel that my application could benefit by doing the SMP. If I did so, I would apply concurrently...
  27. K

    Position Swap PGY2, Internal Medicine, July 2019, Chicago, IL to Houston, TX

    Hi! I am about to finish my IM PGY-1 year in a very nice, university-affiliated-community hospital with a great working environment, 0 scutwork, amazingly manageable workload (minimum levels of stress), amazing nursing and ancillary staff, and even better faculty. Looking to transfer to...
  28. C


    hi all, i'm having trouble deciding between two programs in tx: TWU and UTMB. TWU didn't interview so I don't know the vibe that well, but i'll be visiting the campus next week to get a better feel. i was wondering if yall could share any experiences with either program / why you picked the...
  29. C

    TWU vs. UTMB DPT

    hi all, i'm having trouble deciding between two programs in tx: TWU and UTMB. TWU didn't interview so I don't know the vibe that well, but i'll be visiting the campus next week to get a better feel. i was wondering if yall could share any experiences with either program / why you picked the...
  30. J

    Position Swap FM PGY2 (Dallas, TX) with PM&R PGY2 anywhere

    I'm in Family Medicine right now in Dallas, TX. There is nothing wrong with my program, it is absolutely great and the city is awesome! But after working with a PM&R attendee, I realized PM&R is likely the best fit for me and the patient population I should be caring for.
  31. L

    M1 Summer-Research at home institution or elsewhere?

    I'm a current M1 looking at summer research options, and am deciding whether to stick with the ones available at my home institution or at a different one. My home institution is in the south and isn't very high ranked, and I'd like to end up doing my residency at a higher-ranked institution on...
  32. 9

    DO Shadowing in Dallas

    I am having a hard time finding a DO to shadow in the Dallas area. I have cold called, sent emails, visited clinics, etc. but I have been constantly turned down. I used the doctorsthatdo.org website and have not had any luck with that either. If anyone in that Dallas area knows of a DO that...
  33. P

    Questions for the older folks!

    Hey there, Non-trad incoming SPT here with 5 logistical questions mostly for the older folks on this board, but I welcome anyone to chime in. I'll list the questions below with some context, but I don't want to bore you with minutia. I'm 28 and will be packing up my house to attend UTEP, where...
  34. S

    No difference between A and A- for Texas?

    Got a quick question for y’all. TMDSAS uses this grading scale: A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1. There’s no plus or minuses. If you get a B+ it counts as 3 and A- counts as 4. This being said would it be harmful to shoot for A- instead of A? It wouldn’t affect my gpa when I apply. Thanks
  35. ThatAggieGuy

    Need some help deciding (Texas Schools)

    Today, I was accepted to Dell medical school! Although I'm very excited, I am also very torn between the 3 schools I prematched to: UTSW, Dell, UTH (Mcgovern). I need some help and different input (possibly from other applicants or medical students) to begin finalizing my choice. Currently I...
  36. S

    Should Texas residents apply to other med schools not in Texas?

    I'm curious if Texas residents need to apply to schools other than the ones in Texas. Obviously a Texas resident would have little/no chance getting into a state MD school, because they accept so few out of state applicants. My scores aren't competitive enough to go to an ivy league school, so...
  37. M

    Dell vs UTSW 2019

    Both are great schools, and I loved the interview day, facilities, and meeting the students. However, I am torn between the two - which to rank as my #1. I am not entirely sure which specialty I will be going for, but there's a high chance I would like to do something like Derm, Optho, or...
  38. DoctorOrdinary

    What is a proper OOS school connection?

    Not a typical WAMC post but more of a question about the more in-state friendly public schools such as ones in Texas and Cali. I'm a Florida resident and have family (1st cousins) in Texas who I visit once every year or every other year. I also have a close relative in Cali that just recently...
  39. U

    No texas interview [texas resident]

    Primaries submitted end of June Secondaries submitted end of July and first week of August MCAT: 512 [128 x 128 x 128 x 128] GPA: 3.6 cumulative and 3.6 science with upward trend and A's in most upper levels Do I have a chance or no? Edits: - 3 semesters teaching assistant (biology) and...
  40. omalleyalley

    No Interviews yet- Update Letter + Additional LORs?

    Hi SDN! [please don't quote, I intend to delete some identifiers in heeyah] I would appreciate any advice/feedback you knowledgeable people can give! I submitted secondaries pretty late (Sept 8-25). I got lots of excuses but that's what they are- excuses, and I definitely will be submitting...