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2017-2018 Texas Tech University - Lubbock

Discussion in 'Allopathic School-Specific Discussions (<2018)' started by gyngyn, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. gyngyn

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    1. As a medical school that is focused on primary care with some emphasis on rural health, we are interested in the areas our applicants are considering of practicing. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest. Please list them individually in a bulleted format in the text box provided below. If you are interested in something other than primary care, please indicate your interest in the OTHER category.
    F-MAT (Family Medicine Acc. Track)
    Practicing in an underserved area
    Interested in rural health
    Medical Research
    Medical Academics
    Primary Care
    Border Health
    Public Health
    Other

    2. List your activities (completed, current or planned) related to the selections made in question #1.
    3. Have you experienced any academic road bumps in your academic career (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.)? (Y/N)
    4. If so, please explain your circumstance:
    5. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown (500 words or less)?
    6. In 500 words or less please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, type of practice --- clinic, hospital, both, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.)
    7. (Optional) If you are applying to the MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, JD/MD or FMAT program(s), please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself)
    8. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (500 words or less).
    9. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties?
    10. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school, to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine?
    11. Are you applying to FMAT?
    a. Marital Status
    b. Town and State(s) you lived in from birth to age 18
    c. Are you a current student of TTUHSC SOM?
    d. What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program (300 words)?
    e. What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program (300 words)?
    f. What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties (300 words)?


    Good luck to everyone applying!
     
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  3. JeneralG

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    Anyone received a secondary yet? If so, when was your TMDSAS transmitted to schools?
     
  4. elsenor

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    I've been wondering the same thing. It seems that last year they had started to send out secondaries application by this date. Texas Tech Lubbock doesn't prescreen for secondaries, right?
     
  5. Chillbo Baggins

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    Same as in threads past, hit me up with questions (preferably tag me or quote a post so I don't forget to check). I can't give many specifics on admissions or the basic science curriculum, but can answer generalities.
     
  6. JeneralG

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    In the past they haven't. My app was transmitted mid-May, still no secondary. I'm OOS though, so maybe that has something to do w/ it?
     
  7. agingscientist

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    No secondary yet, app transmitted mid-May.
     
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    No one has reported getting a secondary yet.
     
  9. JPmoleymole

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    +1 app transmitted 5/2, no secondary
     
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  10. HwangerBanger

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    I called to ask. They need to fix a bug in the application before sending it out. Estimated to be out next week, though it could take a few.
     
  11. eljefemdfuturo

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    Anyone receive a secondary yet?
     
  12. agingscientist

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    Nothing yet!
     
  13. doritoslover987

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    Haven't received secondary yet :(
     
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    Anything?
     
  15. eljefemdfuturo

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    Nope, I'm considering emailing them even though I'm sure they've gotten plenty of emails already. Has anyone here already emailed them? Guess all we can do is wait?
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure plenty of people have called/emailed and they know its an issue already. I think I'll wait it out a little while or watch for an update here.
     
  17. eljefemdfuturo

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    I'm reading on the thread for this past app cycle that they've overfilled and are trying to sort things out, so that might be causing the delay
     
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    I just called the office and they said the problem should be fixed within a week. so hopefully sometime next week?
     
  19. tryingtobeanasiandoc

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    Secondary received, transmitted 6/5.
     
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  20. agingscientist

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    I got an email for the secondary as well today!
     
  21. DreamPursuer

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    I received a secondary earlier today as well! For those of you prewriting, the essays are all the same from the 2016-2017 cycle.
     
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    Thanks for the update

    @gyngyn here are the essay prompts for Texas Tech (Lubbock) for 2017-2018
    1. As a medical school that is focused on primary care with some emphasis on rural health, we are interested in the areas our applicants are considering of practicing. Please indicate the area(s) of medicine you are interested in and briefly describe your significant activities for each respective interest. Please list them individually in a bulleted format in the text box provided below. If you are interested in something other than primary care, please indicate your interest in the OTHER category.
    F-MAT (Family Medicine Acc. Track)
    Practicing in an underserved area
    Interested in rural health
    Medical Research
    Medical Academics
    Primary Care
    Border Health
    Public Health
    Other

    2. List your activities (completed, current or planned) related to the selections made in question #1.
    3. Have you experienced any academic road bumps in your academic career (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.)? (Y/N)
    4. If so, please explain your circumstance:
    5. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown (500 words or less)?
    6. In 500 words or less please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, type of practice --- clinic, hospital, both, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.)
    7. (Optional) If you are applying to the MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, JD/MD or FMAT program(s), please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself)
    8. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities (500 words or less).
    9. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties?
    10. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school, to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine?
    11. Are you applying to FMAT?
    a. Marital Status
    b. Town and State(s) you lived in from birth to age 18
    c. Are you a current student of TTUHSC SOM?
    d. What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program (300 words)?
    e. What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program (300 words)?
    f. What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties (300 words)?
     
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  23. Akela98

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    Is the best way to answer question one to list responses in this format:

    Interest
    - Relevant info

    Interest 2
    - Info
     
  24. wysdoc

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    yes that would end up the clearest for the reader
     
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  25. eljefemdfuturo

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    For the "medical academics" section, do you all think it's appropriate to list experiences in which we've taught/tutored others?
     
  26. agingscientist

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    Yes, I'm going to include my experience teaching in the sciences.
     
  27. vivax

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    Does anyone know what they are looking for/the point of the hometown essay?
     
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    Also does it have to be the exact city I indicated as my hometown on TMDSAS? Because I immigrated as a child and put a foreign city as my hometown but it is not my city of residence (that I've lived most of my life) in Texas... Which should I write about? Again I feel like knowing what they want out of this essay would help me decide lol
     
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    Not sure, but I am guessing they want something that shows you would fit their mission (rural, West Texas, etc), hope that helps!
     
  30. vivax

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    Thanks. Yeah I'm not gonna worry about it too much. It's such a trivial question that I don't think it's as important to provide a nontrivial response.... lol
     
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    OOS II Today!
     
  32. tryingtobeanasiandoc

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    Congrats! When did you submit your secondary/transmit primary?
     
  33. awalkingcow

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    Thanks! Submitted the primary mid-late May and secondary the day it came out (~4 days ago?).
     
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    Nice! I submitted yesterday. Do you mind sharing stats? :)
     
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    Congrats!!! Do you by chance know the Interview dates?
     
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    LizzyM ~67
     
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  37. hahapencil

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    LizzyM: 75+
     
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  38. vivax

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    Woah. 8/4? So early. Do they not offer alternative dates?
     
  39. wysdoc

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    @vivax, those who get their applications in early have lots of chances to interview. Of course there will be more interview dates offered as time goes on. Wouldn't summer be a great time to go on interviews so you won't miss classes?
     
  40. vivax

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    i'm out of state for most of the summer due to other summer plans (and will be flying back in literally a week after 8/4 lol). but i just read in previous threads that it's not hard to reschedule. but yes otherwise you're right summer is ideal!
     
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    To those with OOS II's - do you have Texas ties, and how extensive?
     
  42. DreamPursuer

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    Nice!!! A quick turnaround by the adcom!
     
  43. nerdsrope4lyfe

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    Hey has your school submitted letters? or is it possible to get II without letters?

    Thanks & congrats duuude
     
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  44. hahapencil

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    I went with individual letters, but I had everything in
     
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    Alright, thanks for answering! gluck
     
  46. FoodisGood163

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    II here just now! IS applicant and everything complete as of 6/20
     
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    Congrats! What were your stats if you don't mind sharing? :)
     
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    Sure! 3.74 cGPA, 3.71 sGPA, 508
     
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    Nice!! Did you tick any of the boxes, eg. having West Texas ties or anything? Everything was completed for me 6/21 :/
     
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    Aye!!! Congrats to you!!!
     
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    Congrats!!! Did you get an email or did it come up on the portal?
     

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