@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 waitTransmitted 5/23 but still haven’t received a secondary. Only TMDSAS school that hasn’t sent me a secondary yet.
I thought they were one of the schools that sent it to all applicants
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.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 tried calling them now, but no reply.... does this mean 300 words for all 3 activities or 300 per activity?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)
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.Has anyone started getting interview invites from this school?
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?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 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."Is the secondary portal down for anyone else?
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.No one has been able to submit a secondary since around June 10th. That is when the website began having issues.
Pay it and submit now. The website is working. It may crash after they send out an email regarding the fix.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.
Hi! My question is regarding the first question on the secondary. It saysHey 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!
If you haven't participated in an activity that directly relates to the area (nor plan to), I probably wouldn't force itHi! 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