Interview day starts around 11:30 - 12 from what I remember and they assign your interview times.Got an II on 8/14, OOS. Does anyone know if we have to sign up for a specific time during the day for the interview or is it just confirm the interview date and that is it?
Had McGovern today. Texas Medical Center is amazing. Have Baylor next month. Excited to head back to Houston. Isn't Baylor AMCAS so isn't the earliest for them October?BCM was everything I dreamed it would be. #1 on my list, fingers crossed for good news in November
It says call them if that happens!Has anyone who has received an interview heard anything about staying with a student host? On the website it says you would hear back 10 days before your interview but there's less than 10 days until mine and I've heard nothing
~~~~~Consider Baylor the strong, silent type...
Their last interview date is in February. A bit later after TMDSAS match excitement dies down they will send out a few WL offers until their final merciful email in June announcing kindly that their class is complete. (Yes I know they are not a TMDSAS school). I haven't heard of them sending rejection emails at all.
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I'd gone through the past few years of posts and was wondering when we'd see something from you this year~~~~~
AFAIK from multiple years of observing, the above is all on point about BCM. Every year, there is much gnashing of teeth about how SLOW (methodical) their acceptance process is. But they seem to be satisfied with it, and it generally helps lead to classes that are # 1 (or close to it) in Step averages among all U.S. medical schools. Trust me, it could be May (especially OOS) before you get accepted...but it is worth the wait.
As to staying with a student host, that seems like a winner. Hotels nearby are rather expensive...many stay near the TMC to visit patient relatives in the hospital complex. You can surely learn good info from a student, and they are glad to host you.
I will later re-post some earlier detailed advice that applicants have seemed to find helpful. Our daughter is now a 3rd year Ortho resident (still the most male-dominated specialty) in a very good program. She attended BCM 2012-2016 and smoked the Steps. As a family, we remain indebted to BCM for the quality of her educational experience, especially relative to the net cost. She found the faculty to be engaged and caring. It was FAR LESS EXPENSIVE than our lone IS public school might have been.
While I didn't bring luggage, other people did and yes! There is a room where you keep all of your things during the day and other people left their suitcases and backpacks there - it's the room where you start your day at and eat lunch, get the opening remarks, and go back to after every interview for your tours and suchPeople who have already interviewed--what did you do with your luggage during the day? Is there a place to put it???