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Got the call at 4:25, accepted off the waitlist! OS, no Lizzy M score, interviewed 2/1. I think the dean said there are 4 more spots that they are trying to fill, but that could refer to only out of state. Still shaking
No Lizzy M score? You can look that up. Also, there is no way that the dean told you the amount of spots left to fill. I’m sorry, but this is a serious thread and stop posting spam
 
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No Lizzy M score? You can look that up. Also, there is no way that the dean told you the amount of spots left to fill. I’m sorry, but this is a serious thread and stop posting spam
same thing has happened in previous years, I don't think its spam. Deans could easily say. Fingers crossed UTSW or other T20s have more WL movement and open up some more spots though. Still got 13 days left in this game
 
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Wow lol, literally never seen this much movement in one day ever. Baylor was being really conservative before but seems like they are pulling really aggressively post May 1 to fill the class up.
 

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I got in on May 1! My interview was in September and I basically lost hope, didn't sent any LOIs or updates. Thought it was a joke when I answered the phone since I didn't have the number saved or anything. Beyond excited to attend.
@elderberrypie What a nice surprise! Can you PM me your details about prior match for my Texas Roundup posts?
 
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I would not use the size of the FB group to speculate how many people have been accepted. I'm a current MS1 and our page is like 2/3 upperclassmen!

Congratulations to all receiving offers! Welcome to Baylor!!! To those who have yet to hear back, remember that BCM is very slow and methodical in the way they send out offers. I know it is a painstaking wait, but continue to be patient! You have made it this far and you never know what might happen. If anyone has any questions about the Baylor/Houston life, myself and other current students that float around here will be happy to answer them. Feel free to post them here or shoot me a PM.
 
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I would not use the size of the FB group to speculate how many people have been accepted. I'm a current MS1 and our page is like 2/3 upperclassmen!

Congratulations to all receiving offers! Welcome to Baylor!!! To those who have yet to hear back, remember that BCM is very slow and methodical in the way they send out offers. I know it is a painstaking wait, but continue to be patient! You have made it this far and you never know what might happen. If anyone has any questions about the Baylor/Houston life, myself and other current students that float around here will be happy to answer them. Feel free to post them here or shoot me a PM.
Trying to decide between UTSW & Baylor. What made you decide Baylor & what do you love about it?
 
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Hey guys,

So I know that we have to send in our final transcript directly to the office of admissions but do we also have to send in our final transcript to AMCAS?
 
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Trying to decide between UTSW & Baylor. What made you decide Baylor & what do you love about it?
A few things that I considered when making my choice to attend BCM, and some other things that I think are really cool about it:

1) Curriculum/Testing schedule. I think Baylor has really nailed the 1.5 preclinical year thing. Yeah, it's technically 'accelerated' from the traditional 2 year preclinicals, but it doesn't feel like we are at breakneck speed. Don't get me wrong, it's med school and it's challenging, but I haven't felt like the speed has been outrageous. Another bonus: we have tests roughly every 2 months during MS1. From what I remember, this is different from many other schools which are on an every 4-6 week testing schedule, roughly speaking. Not having tests looming over my head constantly every few weeks has been clutch.

2) TMC. It's very large and there's lots of stuff in it, i.e. there's no shortage of research/shadowing/mentorship here. The TMC also has some of the best hospitals around (TCH comes to mind, a place where we do lots of rotations) and some of the most interesting hospitals around (hang out in the Ben Taub ED for like an hour and you'll understand what I mean). One of the best clinical experiences in the country.

3) People like med students here. Once you have 'bcm.edu' at the end of your email address, people will help you. This means that cold emails to PI's, people to shadow, etc., don't get left on read. I kid you not I had a faculty member (who I cold emailed lmao) with whom I am beginning some research say to me last week "You're a Baylor student so you can ask just about anyone for help and they will help you, even if they have no idea who you are." Pretty dope if you ask me.

4) Peer to peer teaching/support. This is arguably the coolest part of being an MS1 at Baylor. Your upperclassmen will spend dedicated time with you every week teaching you the high yield stuff for anatomy. There will be practice anatomy practicals set up for you on Fridays so you can simulate the real deal before it actually happens. I know 'collaborative' is a buzzword thrown out at like literally every med school interview day ever, but there are tangible, structured things here at BCM that show for it.

5) Baylor students historically and continue to crush Step 1. I think there are a variety of reasons for this, but there is a really solid track record of very high Step 1 averages for the past decade or so.

These are just a few reasons that came to mind. Baylor is a really exciting place to be and tbh I wouldn't want to be anywhere else for med school. Definitely consider the things that are most important to you, but I hope this helps. Feel free to ask any other questions you have!
 

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Hang in there, folks...BCM can be worth the wait! Our daughter was accepted OOS in early May, 2012, AND offered a 50% merit scholarship. Seems like some number of OOS acceptances are after May 1. She went on to score in the 93rd percentile on both Steps, and truly had her choice of specialties. She chose Ortho at a very good program...she was their first choice in the Match. She will sub-specialize in Adult Reconstructive (Hip and Knee). She LOVES it! :love:


BCM was the best thing that might have happened to us as a family. Forget this idea of best value among just private medical schools...it saved us CONSIDERABLY over our lone in-state public medical school (albeit we did not wait to see if they might have proffered some late scholarship $ also).

Houston is a plus as a location...lots to do with all of your free time! :1giggle: Some of the other top medical schools are in lesser locations. (If you are accepted OOS, I can offer some advice about buying a condo to establish residence.)

Agree with the well-expressed overview sentiments by creamyJ just above. Cannot beat the 18-month pre-clinical regimen...seems like BCM initiated that. And the collegial, supportive atmosphere is clearly in evidence.

Hey, getting accepted in May is just as good as October, except for the angst of waiting. When you show up for classes, nobody knows WHEN you were accepted. And thereafter, BCM's excellent education will lead to top shelf average Step 1 scores (sometimes # 1 in the nation) and excellent matches. The process WORKS. :luck:
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[I have watched, and commented, here for 8 years or so, off and on.]

Hang in there, folks...BCM can be worth the wait! Our daughter was accepted OOS in early May, 2012, AND offered a 50% merit scholarship. Seems like some number of OOS acceptances are after May 1. She went on to score in the 93rd percentile on both Steps, and truly had her choice of specialties. She chose Ortho at a very good program...she was their first choice in the Match. She will sub-specialize in Adult Reconstructive (Hip and Knee). She LOVES it! :love:


BCM was the best thing that might have happened to us as a family. Forget this idea of best value among just private medical schools...it saved us CONSIDERABLY over our lone in-state public medical school (albeit we did not wait to see if they might have proffered some late scholarship $ also).

Houston is a plus as a location...lots to do with all of your free time! :1giggle: Some of the other top medical schools are in lesser locations. (If you are accepted OOS, I can offer some advice about buying a condo to establish residence.)

Agree with the well-expressed overview sentiments by creamyJ just above. Cannot beat the 18-month pre-clinical regimen...seems like BCM initiated that. And the collegial, supportive atmosphere is clearly in evidence.

Hey, getting accepted in May is just as good as October, except for the angst of waiting. When you show up for classes, nobody knows WHEN you were accepted. And thereafter, BCM's excellent education will lead to top shelf average Step 1 scores (sometimes # 1 in the nation) and excellent matches. The process WORKS. :luck:
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I would like to 2nd the idea presented here about buying a condo to establish residence for those coming from OOS. I ended up dropping my Baylor acceptance, but when I was considering it still, I crunched some numbers on a condo and it's definitely worth the purchase if you can put together the down payment! Do not sleep on such an opportunity, and if you can, make the purchase early so you start paying in state tuition MS2.
 

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I would like to 2nd the idea presented here about buying a condo to establish residence for those coming from OOS. I ended up dropping my Baylor acceptance, but when I was considering it still, I crunched some numbers on a condo and it's definitely worth the purchase if you can put together the down payment! Do not sleep on such an opportunity, and if you can, make the purchase early so you start paying in state tuition MS2.

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Absolutely! Seems like you needed to have R.E. titled in Texas (or marry a Texas resident! :) before matriculating for MS1 in order to qualify as in-state by MS2. That would then save you perhaps $39k (based on prior data) over MS2-MS4.

There are surely some starter-home-priced condos ~ a 15-minute bus ride away...$1.20 per day at the student rate...safe enough. You CANNOT realistically park around BCM/TMC...way too expensive, even for carpooling.

You could get a 2-BR condo and rent the other BR to a fellow student for, say, $750/mo. You might be able to ride the little limited-access public transportation train...many hospital employees seem to.
 
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Texas resident here, will my name be pulled from waitlist even if i don't have an acceptance from any other texas school?

I know it's supposed to be only if you have one from another texas school they cant accept you, but the way Dr. Vallejo worded it during the interview day made it seem like they were just removing everyone from texas after May 15th.
 

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Texas resident here, will my name be pulled from waitlist even if i don't have an acceptance from any other texas school?

I know it's supposed to be only if you have one from another texas school they cant accept you, but the way Dr. Vallejo worded it during the interview day made it seem like they were just removing everyone from texas after May 15th.
@meseeksc137 you should still be on the WL as you have no other Texas acceptances. Baylor generally doesn't reject people but just makes an announcement sometime in June that "our class is complete".
 
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Hey everyone, thanks for all the support throughout the cycle. Especially, @medhope516 @sarahishappy123 @Twelvehens24 @wysdoc @treesnm3s @TempuraOreos, and many others this year. Sad to report that despite my greatest efforts, I didn't achieve an acceptance here, but happy nonetheless with the overall outcome of the cycle. Wishing us all the best over the next 4 years! :)
 
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Have accepted students received any communication from Baylor recently? The lack of communication is making me worry I forgot to do something required
 

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Have accepted students received any communication from Baylor recently? The lack of communication is making me worry I forgot to do something required
no communication here. The facebook page says we should expect an email from them within the next week to set up our BCM emails

Make sure to check the class of 2023 on bcm's website for some upcoming deadlines (whitecoats / immunizations / orientation)
 
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Have accepted students received any communication from Baylor recently? The lack of communication is making me worry I forgot to do something required
you're all good homie. the only thing to worry about at this point is making sure you're on top of getting immunization records/titers done if you need to AND ordering your white coat. make sure you set up your bcm email (you'll get an email from student affairs this week on how to do this) bc you'll get some important info sent to you there. most administrative stuff will be done at orientation, but keep an eye on the facebook group for info on what to expect in the next couple months!
 
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