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  1. fickled

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    Man that's disappointing but thanks for getting back to me with an answer.
     
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  2. Throwaway5129

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    Have they made acceptance offers to any OOS applicants yet?
     
  3. You already know me

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    Is there a facebook group for the class of 2023 yet?
     
  4. jarednogeek

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    I don’t think so, I’ve been looking out for one too. Probably waiting til match to make one.
     
  5. esob

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    I think a lot of schools wait til the match. I know Tech is doing that as well.
     
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    pre-match just now! Interviewed november 30th.
     
  7. wallawalla3

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    Just prematched here! My interview was early November
     
  8. theexceller

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    Pre-matched today as well!!! Interviewed early November
     
  9. skeletor2018

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    Just prematched, my interview was in late October but they didn't have my CASPER results before the initial prematch day (they emailed me to ask about it when they were reviewing candidates). 3.90 GPA, 521 MCAT.
     
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    Congrats you guys! So excited for you all! :woot:
     
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    Did anyone happen to ask during their interview day how students are selected to do rotations in Houston? That was one thing I was really excited about for UTMB but I’ve been hearing only a small number of students actually get it and they’re randomly selected:/
     
  12. FutureMD_4

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    Does anyone know how UTMB gives out scholarships? Do you have to apply or are you offered it?
     
  13. jarednogeek

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    I was told they send the scholarship applications starting in January to your utmb email. However I believe they wait until the deadline to hand them out as there’s not a first come first serve aspect
     
  14. wallawalla3

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    Accepting an admission offer here (prematch offer) this early isn’t binding, correct ?
     
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    Correct
     
  16. applicanttt12345

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    I am having some trouble choosing how to rank utmb vs long school of med in my rank list. I am currently looking to do emergency med, but that could easily change. Also, I would like to match outside of texas for residency. I am impressed by utmb's step scores, but both schools seem to match well. Also I know that utmb does pass fail based on a curve and was wondering if this causes stress among students. Does anyone have any insight??
     
  17. DaktaD

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    Also trying to decide between these two. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  18. Eurycea

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    It's worth mentioning that Long has a dedicated emergency med rotation during third year, which is still pretty uncommon. Take a look at the match list for the past few years, the school is pretty EM- heavy I'd say.

    For me SA vs galveston was a pretty easy choice as well, especially once you start looking into cost of living.
     
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  19. futuremd6936

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    Can someone remind me if Long SOM is pass/fail?
     
  20. DaktaD

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    Not really. They have the honors/high pass/pass/fail system
     
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  21. Lomology

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    Essentilly A/B/C/F but rebranded. I believe they do change the cutoff %s for each distinction but it's essentially graded.
     
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  22. Eurycea

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    This is correct, the cutoffs have been changed slightly. It's worth mentioning there's no curve, so 100% of the class could feasibly get an A. Most people wind up with A's and B's.
     
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  23. DaktaD

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    Has anyone received the Certiphi email for the background check? Wondering when those start
     
  24. Lomology

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    I could be mistaken, but that might only be for AMCAS schools? I know UTSW told us that our links for background checks wouldn't go out until like June and that they'd be done through Castlebranch.
     
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  25. DaktaD

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    ooh gotcha, you're probably right. Just wanted to make sure I was on top of everything
     
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    any info for OOS still hoping for acceptance?
     
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    Can someone remind me if UTMB is truly pass fail, or if there is some sort of curve/internal ranking system?
     
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    I believe the students were saying it was high honors/honors/pass/fail on the interview day
     
  29. jd&turk

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    I definitely remember them mentioning pass / fail, I don't recall honors distinction being mentioned however. That's not to say it isn't so, though.
     
  30. wysdoc

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    it's H/HP/P/F. Test scores are reported to students in % or numerical, end of course goes by these letter grades.
     
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  31. applicanttt12345

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    Which one did you find to be cheaper cost of living?
     
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    So for grading essentially Long and UTMB are the same except UTMB uses a curve??
     
  33. Goals101

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    Has anyone sent over their transcripts electronically? If so, did you just have it sent to the enrollment services email?
     
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  34. wysdoc

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    Send your updated transcripts to TMDSAS and they will distribute them to all your schools.
    If you have been accepted to and have decided on UTMB and are meaning to send your final transcripts, wait until they instruct you about where to send them.
     
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  35. Eurycea

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    San Antonio by far.

    To answer your other question, I am not sure how grading works at UTMB. Long does not curve their grades to fit a distribution- you get the grade you earn
     
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    I'm almost certain UTMB is just P/F but with a curve, not H/HP/P/F
     
  37. wysdoc

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    #587 wysdoc, Jan 13, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Are there any current students that can message me? I've pre-matched and want to ask a few questions before we have to submit out rank orders Friday. Highly considering putting UTMB #1.
     
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    Did everyone who prematched receive the criminal justice email? I noticed a few of you have already sent it over. I haven’t received an email yet so I’m a bit curious about this.
     
  40. IJustCantWaitToBeAnMD

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    It was at least in our acceptance letters. I'm not sure if I got an email either. Either way, I'm waiting until after match to fill it out depending on how I end up ranking/matching.
     
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    Was it attached with the acceptance letter you received in the mail or via email? For both I only received an acceptance offer.
     
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    @houston2017 is a current MS1 or if you PM me I might be able to answer
     

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