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2018-2019 Texas Tech University - Lubbock

Discussion in '2018-2019 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. TXgirl12

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    Hi! Current student here. Plenty of spaces to study on (and off) campus. Syn center, study rooms, & tons of spots in the library on campus. The main building is open with badge access 24/7 for students.
     
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    Awesome, thanks for the update. We just booked an Air BnB today for a few days in December to visit Lubbock and look around. Any particular highlights we should try to hit?
     
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    This school was cool but I declined the pre-match offer, good luck prematches!
     
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    Congrats! What dates were still available?
     
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    Is one of the interviews with a med student?
     
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    I had one with a faculty member and one with and M4. I think some people have both interviews with faculty members. When you arrive, the names of your interviewers are on your schedule so you’ll be able to tell (if you have a student, there won’t be MD or PhD behind their name)
     
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    I also had one med student and one faculty. Of all of my interviewers in the cycle, the med student who interviewed me knew my application the best, but it was very conversational and relaxed.
     
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    What did y'all wear to the night-before meet and greet at Blue Star?
     
  9. NotTheOne

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    Jeans and a t shirt. Super casual
     
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    Full on suit and tie to assert my dominance
     
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    hey it worked for you, @Akela98 :highfive:
     
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    go to prairie dog town lol it's just a large open space with lots of prairie dogs. you can bring them vegetables n stuff and it's basically like feeding ducks but way better it's super cute (they might be hiding this time of year tho idk)
     
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  13. LikeAirIRise

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    Thanks. Dec 7, dec 14 and dec 19
     
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  14. biochemgirl22

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    hi everyone! im a current MS1 here so if you have any questions feel free to ask! i love the school and im really happy that I ended up here!
     
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    Dec 19th is the last interview date! just fyi if you sign up for it and need to reschedule...then outta luck (that's what adcom told me)
     
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    Hi thank you so much for offering to answer any questions!

    I was wondering what your daily schedule looks like? I know it depends on the block you are in, but on average what is your typical daily schedule?

    Also, what made you pick this school and how has it compared to your expectations so far?
     
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    For those who pre-matched, have you received an acceptance letter in the mail yet? Does the school mail an acceptance letter? Thanks!
     
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    No letter in the mail yet
     
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    About how long after you interview do you hear back from them?
     
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    Hi! Thanks for your questions. Daily schedule after anatomy is four hours of class in the morning for MS1 and then the rest of the day free. Class not mandatory bec you can stream. During anatomy I spent about 20 hours in lab and we had about 10 hours of lecture. Anatomy is the most busy but after that it calms down quite a bit.

    The only school I had ranked above tech was southwestern. Tech was my second choice because of the homey vibes and I really got the impression that they would make it a priority to take care of us. And they have. Tests are exactly what they tell us to study and they really try to guide us. Curriculum is very step focused which is awesome.
     
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    Does anyone know if any more interview invites are getting sent?
     
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    I'm not sure if they even send a letter in the mail. I prematched all the way in October and they just had the letter on the portal and nothing since.
     
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    What are some good places to stay in lubbock for med students?
     
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    someone said they received a physical letter already though I think.
     
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    I got an II yesterday morning. The only available day (for me at least) was 12/14
     
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  26. LikeAirIRise

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    How long does tech typically take to send out acceptances from the time of interview?
     
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    Unlike DO schools which often have a quick turnaround after interview, Texas MD schools tend to send out pre-match offers in a few "batches", then Match Day Feb 1, then a trickle of WL offers over the next few months.
     
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    Does anyone know how we send our Casper results because Tech isn't on the list
     
  29. LikeAirIRise

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    Ok, the match process has always confused me. So pretty much I can definitely expect to know the results Feb 1, but before then I may receive a prematch offer (assuming I rank the schools I’ve interviewed at on tmdsas) granting me acceptance to the school?
     
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    The ranking that you do is for the match process only. Any offers made to you before the match are a courtesy, so schools can let you know a little early that you have a spot.
     
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    The deadline for submitting test results to Texas Tech was November 30, so if you are trying to send them now you may have missed the deadline :(
     
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    First explanation that has made sense to me about this process. I appreciate it !
     
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    A lot of students like to stay at the EDGE. which you can park your car on campus in like 2-3 minutes from your apt which is nice. But if you want to live like 6 minutes away, you can pay about the same to live in nicer apartments like the renassiance. I personally live in a house and rent a room. In the spring the fb group will have a spreadsheet of people looking for roommates and you can easily find a house to stay in! I find it can be quieter to live in house and i generally like it better than apartment living!
     
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    I was reading reviews on the EDGE. The location is great, but some people wrote that their cars were being broken into. Is this an issue in the areas around the med center?
     
  35. biochemgirl22

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    well it's an issue in lubbock in general. That's why i reccomend living in a fairly safe neigborhood instead of apt complex.
    lubbock can be a little unsafe, not going to lie. students are afraid to walk outside to their car in the parking lot by the school at night. I usually try to go in a group. this is the reality and im just being blunt. you gotta watch your back around here. Trying to get the school to pay for more security around the parking lots at night but apparantly they aren't taking it seriously.
     
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    Do you know approximately how much a two-bedroom apartment is at Renaissance ?
     
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    Has anyone heard about scholarship information yet?
     
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    I got an email about a scholarship offer last week
     
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    Thanks and congratulations, I prematched on the 15th and I'm hoping that'll put me in a good place for a possible scholarship. Just have to wait and see!
     
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