rune2h

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May 2, 2019
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Below are the secondary questions for 19-20. @PapaGuava @Matthew9Thirtyfive
1. Select your area(s) of interest (please check all that apply). For each selected area, please list related activities; completed, current or planned. There is a 100 word limit for each selected area:​

  • Practicing in an underserved area
    • Rural health
    • Medical Research
    • Medical Academics
    • Primary Care
    • Border Health
    • Other (please describe below)
1. Have you experienced any road bumps in your academic career? (low academic performance, dropping, retaking, or failing courses, etc.)​
1.1 If yes, please explain your circumstance. (300 words or less)​
2. What do you like or dislike most about the area you are from; your hometown? (300 words or less)​
3. Please describe what you would see as the "ideal" practice for you. (Where, what type of practice - clinic, hospital, specialty, who would be your patients, etc.). (300 words or less)​
4. If you are applying to a dual degree program, please briefly describe your motivation to pursue this program and any other pertinent information. (e.g. research interests, steps taken to prepare yourself) (350 words or less)​
5. Have you experienced any hardship or adversity; personally or professionally?​
5.1 If yes, please share your experience with us.​
6. Are you applying to FMAT?​
6.1 What is your marital status?​
6.2. What town and state(s) have you lived in to age 18?:​
6.3. What motivates you to participate in the FMAT program? (300 words or less)​
6.4. What experiences have you had that would prepare you for this intensive program? (300 words or less)​
6.5. What, in your opinion, distinguishes Family Medicine from other medical specialties? (300 words or less)​
7. Please tell us about your favorite recreational/leisure activities. (300 words or less)​
8. Do you consider yourself from West Texas or as having West Texas ties?​
8.1 If yes, what town or county did you reside in, or what other factors would you cite? (100 words or less)​
9. Have you participated in any special programs offered by a medical school to help prepare yourself for medical school and a career in medicine?​
9.1. If yes, what was the name of the program and where was this program hosted (sponsoring school)? (200 words or less)​
 
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Etopn23

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Dec 24, 2010
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I am having a problem submitting their secondary. The hardship essay won't save and I can't complete it. Does anyone else have this problem?

Edit:
This is a known problem and they are working on it.

Edit 2: Fixed. Thanks Mr. Luis Perez with TTUHSC IT. You're a boss.
 
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llanoestacado

5+ Year Member
Aug 31, 2013
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Hey everybody! Just dropping in to say good luck to everyone applying. I'm a (soon to be) MS4 here, so if you have any questions about the school or Lubbock, feel free to ask. Best of luck!
 
May 7, 2019
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Transmitted 5/23 but still haven’t received a secondary. Only TMDSAS school that hasn’t sent me a secondary yet.
 

wysdoc

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Jan 21, 2016
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Transmitted 5/23 but still haven’t received a secondary. Only TMDSAS school that hasn’t sent me a secondary yet.
@LizardBoy TTU is one of the schools that says they send out secondaries "by invitation" so not everyone will get one. For TTU it's not just your stats but whether you fit their mission/goals. Keep the prose flowing on those other Texas schools while you wait ;)
 
Jan 5, 2018
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@LizardBoy TTU is one of the schools that says they send out secondaries "by invitation" so not everyone will get one. For TTU it's not just your stats but whether you fit their mission/goals. Keep the prose flowing on those other Texas schools while you wait ;)
I thought they were one of the schools that sent it to all applicants
 
May 7, 2019
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This year’s MSAR indicates by invitation. Now I don’t know what their screen criteria are, could be a stats bar or could be mission related.
I actually just looked it up on MSAR. It states that the secondary is submitted by invitation but that it is sent to “all applicants applying to TTUHSC of Medicine-Lubbock.” So anyone who applies should receive a secondary.
 
May 14, 2019
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2. Of the activities listed in your primary application, identify 3 that you consider to be the most meaningful in your pursuit of a medical career and explain why. (300 words or less)
I tried calling them now, but no reply.... does this mean 300 words for all 3 activities or 300 per activity?
 
May 15, 2019
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2. Of the activities listed in your primary application, identify 3 that you consider to be the most meaningful in your pursuit of a medical career and explain why. (300 words or less)
This question never appeared in my secondary? Is this true for anyone else?
 
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texasvandy

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2. Of the activities listed in your primary application, identify 3 that you consider to be the most meaningful in your pursuit of a medical career and explain why. (300 words or less)

This is on TMDSAS. Why would a school ask the same question?

They do give you lot more space though.
 
Sep 12, 2018
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My secondary also does not have the most meaningful question. Looking at last year's thread, it seems like it was a secondary question before, but I am thinking they took it off this year when TMDSAS incorporated the most meaningful experiences part to the primary app.
 
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BonesAndBourbon

Facts > Feelings
Nov 14, 2018
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Lone Star State
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Medical Student
Has anyone started getting interview invites from this school?
It is still exceptionally early in the cycle. At this point, schools are likely just beginning their application review process (and that's if they are starting early). It will likely be another month or two before II's start going out to applicants.
 
May 15, 2019
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It's been down for me the past couple days, and it doesn't seem to be an issue with my browser. I might try e-mailing them today.
I logged onto it a couple days ago and the site indicated that they were going to do maintenance on the evening of the 10th. Might be that they're not finished yet?
 

Who_Knows

2+ Year Member
Jan 18, 2017
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Is the secondary portal down for anyone else?
I am able to access the portal, and my work was saved. However, I can't pay the secondary fee. When I click proceed to pay I get an error message that says "Failed to obtain a ticket from Touchnet."

Guess they don't want my money.
 
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Jun 7, 2019
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I'm having the same "Failed to obtain a ticket from Touchnet. " problem here when I try to pay the fee.

Their portal has been really finicky so far.
 
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May 30, 2018
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Seeking advice re; the hardship/adversity question. In my primary, I touched & expanded upon my family's financial difficulties (being on gov't aid, food stamps, uninsured, etc.) I don't want to be redundant in answering the hardship prompt but I'm hesitant to leave it blank because I have experienced hardship. Suggestions appreciated!
 

krish2012

2+ Year Member
May 16, 2017
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Pre-Medical
Still not able to submit the secondary, has anyone had any luck?
 
Jun 7, 2019
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Pre-Medical
From the "Welcome" Page-


Thank you to everyone who alerted us to the problem with the payment system. Our personnel have identified the root cause and are working toward a resolution. To be notified as soon as the problem is resolved, please send an email to [email protected] and type, "Payment Resolution Notification" in the subject line. We will email the address you used to request the notification once the payment error has been resolved.

Cheers
 
Apr 8, 2018
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Pre-Medical
So because the payment page is down, does this mean no one has been able to submit a secondary app yet?
 
Mar 18, 2019
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No one has been able to submit a secondary since around June 10th. That is when the website began having issues.
So basically if they were to fix it today and we submit immediately, it would be like we submitted June 10 (as far as where your application is in the queue). Unless you don't pay right away. Then people who finished their secondaries after you may actually submit before you. This is a messy situation. Hopefully the site doesn't immediately crash after they fix it due to high volumes of submissions.
 
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Who_Knows

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Jan 18, 2017
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So basically if they were to fix it today and we submit immediately, it would be like we submitted June 10 (as far as where your application is in the queue). Unless you don't pay right away. Then people who finished their secondaries after you may actually submit before you. This is a messy situation. Hopefully the site doesn't immediately crash after they fix it due to high volumes of submissions.
Pay it and submit now. The website is working. It may crash after they send out an email regarding the fix.
 
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clutchtho

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Jun 10, 2016
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Hey everybody! Just dropping in to say good luck to everyone applying. I'm a (soon to be) MS4 here, so if you have any questions about the school or Lubbock, feel free to ask. Best of luck!
Hi! My question is regarding the first question on the secondary. It says
1. Select your area(s) of interest (please check all that apply). For each selected area, please list related activities; completed, current or planned. There is a 100 word limit for each selected area:

  • Practicing in an underserved area
    • Rural health
    • Medical Research
    • Medical Academics
    • Primary Care
    • Border Health
    • Other (please describe below)


i was wondering if there is any disadvantage about NOT checking off each of them in your opinion. I am fine with any of those but I was thinking about just writing about the ones most important to me not all of them. But now I'm struggling to decide whether omitting say rural health or border health would be a detriment or if i was to check all of them it would come off as trying too hard to write what they want to hear lol
 
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Jun 9, 2019
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Hi! My question is regarding the first question on the secondary. It says
1. Select your area(s) of interest (please check all that apply). For each selected area, please list related activities; completed, current or planned. There is a 100 word limit for each selected area:

  • Practicing in an underserved area
    • Rural health
    • Medical Research
    • Medical Academics
    • Primary Care
    • Border Health
    • Other (please describe below)


i was wondering if there is any disadvantage about NOT checking off each of them in your opinion. I am fine with any of those but I was thinking about just writing about the ones most important to me not all of them. But now I'm struggling to decide whether omitting say rural health or border health would be a detriment or if i was to check all of them it would come off as trying too hard to write what they want to hear lol
If you haven't participated in an activity that directly relates to the area (nor plan to), I probably wouldn't force it
 
Nov 15, 2017
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I am trying to submit my application but the payment isn't working again. Is anyone else experiencing something similar?
 
Nov 15, 2017
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Mine processed a few days ago. Are you getting the message failed to obtain ticket from Touchnet?
No. I will enter all my payment information in and click continue and it will just take me back to the secondary "application fee" page.
 
Sep 18, 2018
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That is different than the problem we were experiencing. I would logout and then go back in and try again. If that doesn’t work, send them an email.
 
Jun 18, 2019
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How serious should the hardship be to answer yes to their adversity question? Is it a place to talk about any challenge or is it reserved to talk about true hardship?
 
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