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  1. R

    Application updates for schools with no upload?

    Hi! I am a current EY2022 applicant who graduated in May 2021 so I am doing a gap year. Due to COVID-19 my plans were extremely tenuous at the beginning of the application cycle so I put down one of my degree plan options on the primary (Plan B), and then both of my possible options on all of...
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    Disadvantaged Essay

    hi! i was wondering if anyone could read and critique my essay about my experience growing up in a socioeconomically disadvantaged community. thanks!
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    Summer Grad Courses GPA AADSAS

    Hello everyone, I have a uncomp. udergrad gpa 2.7, but did a post-bacc retaking my pre-reqs and got a 4.0. It is my first semester in grad school right now doing a masters in medical sciences and im taking 2 class in the A summer term which end next month, and 2 more classes which end in...
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    TMDSAS Activity

    Hi everyone, I went to the pre-dental days/ impression days at UTSD and TAMCOD, would this go under healthcare activities or extracurricular activities? Thanks!
  6. LindaAccepted

    Medical 5 Tips for Submitting Your TMDSAS Secondaries

    When you apply to TMDSAS, you can select from thirteen medical schools in Texas to submit your application to. Twelve of these schools require secondaries. The secondary essays are due when you submit your primary application. You submit these essays directly to the schools, at the same time...
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    (Texas) GPA trend mainly in the last 2 years

    Hi guys! I would appreciate any input on how my GPA trends look. I'm studying for the MCAT to take it in about 5ish months to be ready to apply to only Texas schools. I am confident in all the other areas of my application, but my GPA is my weakest area. Past & Current ECs include: (deleted...
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    Time to panic? (TMDSAS)

    I know people will say it is still "early" in the cycle due to COVID, but I'm getting nervous seeing all of the ii for TMDSAS schools on SDN. I completed all of the Texas school secondaries (except Dell) in mid-July and have only received an ii from UTMB. Anyone else in the same boat? IS, ORM...
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    (Texas Applicants advice please) Should I retake my DAT?

    Hi everyone, I plan to be applying through TMDSAS for the 2021 cycle and was hoping people could provide some advice on whether I should retake or not. I recently showed my advisor my scores and she recommended I retake, but I've also seen people say that taking the second time could be risky...
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    Foreign High school/ Advanced credit

    I am a US citizen who did his high school in a foreign country and I earned my GCE A-levels at the end of my high school. I have attended a community College in Texas for 2 years and recently transferred into a university. The problem is that the university I have transferred into has assigned...
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    Is it too late to apply TMDSAS? I am OOS with no ties.

    I'm a CA resident, female, ORM. Decently high stats -- 517 and 3.84 GPA, ~3.75 sGPA. But since TMDSAS don't see grades as +/-, I think my GPA would go up in their eyes because I have quite a few A-'s that would translate as regular A's in their system. Is it too late to apply to TMDSAS? Thank you
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    DAT Technical Problems: Retake?

    Hello, I just took the DAT today after having it postponed three times! I need some advice. There were some major technical glitches during my test resulting in me losing lots of time and they may let me retake it within a month to replace the scores free of charge. Should I take it again? I...
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    Submitting AADSAS without DAT Scores

    Hey everyone! I have already submitted my AADSAS app to my (1) state school, and it has been verified. I have yet to take the DAT (set for July 15). Does anyone know which dental schools are reviewing applications without receiving DAT scores first? Besides that, my application is fully...
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    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...
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    TMDSAS Reapplicant with no II. Considering options moving forward.

    I graduated one year ago and I am a reapplicant this year. I was hoping to have some success this cycle but it’s been quite the opposite. No II’s yet and we are a couple of days into November. Primary was submitted the first week of June and was transmitted by the last week of June. Secondaries...
  16. coolalmostchilly

    Who has the best food of the TMDSAS interview trail?

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    WAMC sGPA trends w/ 517 MCAT

    So I already made a WAMC post but I realized my GPAs (especially TMDSAS sGPA) were slightly miscalculated. I have since clarified what will count as science and what won't. cGPA = 3.7, MCAT = 517 TMDSAS sGPA trend: 3.1, 3.1, 4.0, 4.0 TMDSAS sGPA = 3.571 AMCAS sGPA trend: 3.160, 3.294, 3.806...
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    Advise for a Mid-Cycle Contemplator

    So to put things short -- I am facing a future with many different paths and was looking for some input. I am currently in the midst of the 2019-2020 cycle. I applied to all of the TMDSAS schools (including TCOM) early, have submitted all of my secondaries, and am currently waiting for...
  19. 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)
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    Question about reusing hardship for secondary essay (UTSW)

    Hey guys, One of the questions for UTSW's MSTP secondary is: If you wish, please describe major hardships or adversity you have overcome to reach this point in your life (if none, please state “none”). I was wondering if I could reuse my hardship essay topic from my TMDSAS primary...
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    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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
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    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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  28. ElysiumHaven

    (2019) - TMDSAS and Cognitive Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Science GPA

    Hi, Has anyone had abnormal psychology or cognitive psychology successfully listed as counting towards their science GPA with TMDSAS? I just wanted to confirm and update with someone, since the threads on SDN that I found were from 2007 and may not be relevant to the current times as of the...
  29. 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...
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  31. LindaAccepted

    Medical Med School Kicks Off: Ten Tips to Get You Through the Season

    Medical school hopefuls are getting ready to work on those applications. This can be a hectic time as you try to stay on top of everything. Here are ten tips to help you hit the ground running: Get cozy with the AMCAS/AACOMAS. These two services – the American Medical Colleges Application...
  32. LindaAccepted

    Medical How Strong Will Your Med School Applications Be Next Year?

    If you’re a premed looking ahead to the 2020 application cycle, you need to start thinking about the application process – in a more immediate, no-nonsense way than you ever have before. There are a lot of pieces to this puzzle, and if you’re going to submit your best work (and give yourself the...
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    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...
  34. airplanegowoosh

    Mistake in TMDSAS with hours

    Hello everyone! This is my first time on SDN so I apologize if I make a mistake with the thread or miss any pertinent information. A bit of background, I am a ORM Texas resident with a 4.0 GPA and 517 MCAT. I have had five II's in Texas so far, including my dream schools, and have been to four...
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    How to update medical schools of your MCAT score.

    I want to update a few schools on my improved MCAT score (came in on 8/23). It updated on my TMDSAS and AMCAS, but I am not sure that they will consider it when selecting people for interviews especially since they probably already looked at my app since it transmitted late July. Should I just...
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    MD & DO WAMC/School list: GPA 3.75, MCAT: 510

    GPA: cGPA 3.75; sGPA 3.66 MCAT: 510 (130/126/125/129) State of Residency: TX Ethnicity/Race: Asian Undergrad Institution: State university Clinical Experience: 243, still accumulating but already applied with 145 and included projected hours on planned activities. Research: RA at...
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    MD & DO WAMC re-applicant, TX resident, 519 MCAT, 3.5 GPA

    Hispanic Texas Resident cGPA: 3.49 sGPA: 3.44 (C+ in both Ochem 1&2 but A's in Systems Phys/Genetics/BioChem) MCAT 5/5/18: 519 (129/129/129/132) (old MCAT from 2015 was a 31) - 160 hours of physician shadowing (orthopedics and interventional cardiology) -Worked as Community Assistant at...
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    UNT SMP for Texas Medial Schools (TMDSAS)

    Hey everyone, I have read in multiple threads how TMDSAS MD schools put more emphasis on the uGPA of applicants even with stellar SMP grades (4.0). Would this put an applicant such as myself who has a not so stellar uGPA in the non-competitive stack of MD applicants. I wanted to see if anyone...
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    Listing AMCAS Schools on TMDSAS

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    *~*~*~* Official 2018-2019 Secondaries/Interview/Acceptance/Rejection Thread *~*~*~*

    Starting a bit early, but since UTDell starts offering secondaries in June, I figured why not. School: Secondary/Interview/Accep/Rejec: Notification date: Method of notification: Residency: TMDSAS/AMCAS mail-out date: Application complete date: GPA (science, overall) MCAT (Bio/Phys/CARS/Psysoc):
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    Question about when to submit transcript for AMCAS and TMDSAS (and how to resubmit)

    Hello. I am currently working on my applications and I'm wondering when I should send in my transcripts since my final grades for this semester won't be posted up until May 18th-June 1st. I plan on submitting my application on June 1st and I've already taken all of the pre-reqs (this semester...