AMCAS for CWRU PETP and UTSW MSTP

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  1. ninebillion

    ninebillion Senior Member
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    Two questions, both related to the AMCAS...

    First, for Case Western's Physician-Engineer Training Program (http://bme.cwru.edu/petp), the description of the application process makes no mention of filling out the AMCAS or applying to Case's medical school. It seems like the entire admissions process is run by the BME department. Is this really the way it works, or does anyone know if I need to apply to the medical school as well? I think the PETP is separate from MSTP, but the relationship is somewhat confusing to me.

    Second, for UT-Southwestern, the MSTP admissions web site asks applicants to include UTSW on the AMCAS. I am also filling out the TMDSAS to apply to other Texas medical schools, and if I'm not admitted to UTSW's MSTP, I'd like to list UTSW as my first choice for the Texas match. Do I need to include UTSW on both the AMCAS and the TMDSAS, or just one of the two? Will TMDSAS suffice for MSTP?

    Thanks a whole lot -- hope this wasn't confusing.
     
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  2. mentoz

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    This year, UTSW MSTP continued to conduct interviews after UTSW medical school completed it's MD-only interviews ... there's a deadline for MD-only interviews b/c UTSW has to send in it's decisions to TMDSAS for the match .. if you end up having to interview after the MD-only interviews have ended, you'll interview for the UTSW MTSP without the med interview part (like I did) .. in that case, putting UTSW as your first choice on the TX match would be pointless b/c you didn't get a medical interview so you're not even considered in the first place .. however I would say go ahead and put it as a first choice if you're already filling out TMDSAS (you'll eventually have to fill it out if you don't get into the MSTP, as I've been told from the office, and you'll get an extension to turn it in .. however I'd assume that you'd be waitlisted for the MD-only portion b/c UTSW MSTP, at least this year, doesn't have results until late February**, way after the TX match day) ..

    ** --- UTSW conducts first round interviews and you're notified if you've become a finalist soon after that ... it conducts second round interviews in Mid-Feb/Late-Feb and the committee deliberates the same weekend as the second round interviews and acceptances are given out almost immediately

    another reason to go ahead and put it as a first choice is if you do get rejected early on (and let's all hope you don't), you'll be considered for the MD on time ... so best bet is to finish all your applications early and interview early .. (i didn't finish my applications until very late, submitted it on 9/11)

    call the MSTP office to verify anything I've said .. they'll be happy to answer questions ..

    you DO need to include UTSW on your AMCAS and on TMDSAS as they are separate .. UTSW MSTP will need your AMCAS application of course :)
     
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  3. noy

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    CWRU's PETP is now a subset of the MSTP - apply like any other MSTP and assert your interest in the PETP. As I am aware, its just a different funding source, but it does have a unique final goal - more clinically oriented than the 'basic science' approach of the MSTP. Although it may be possible to apply just to the PETP, I have only heard of MSTP applications. They will know right away if your slant is engineering.

    Either way, you need to gain admission to the med school, as you will be getting an MD degree.

    Talk to Roger Marchant if you have questions, he is a great guy and quite accessable.
     

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