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Anther Question regarding schools...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Intrepidation, Jul 29, 2001.

  1. Intrepidation

    Intrepidation I wear PASG underwear 7+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    In various other posts, people talk of applying to 16 of the 19 colleges. Then they list them. TCOM never appears. Others say the applied for all except ones in Texas and Oklahoma. I, a wannabe TCOM, have become recently filled with doubts regarding such posts. What makes TCOM seemingly inferior. If you do not view it as inferior, what is the logic that will let you apply to every other DO school in the country except it? Please fill me in on what i am missing. Thanks
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  3. themedic

    themedic Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    Los Angeles
    perhaps it is that all texas medical and dental schools have a separate admissions service and procedure....some people may feel it is not worth the extra effort.

    best of luck in whatever you decide.

    see :)
  4. BooBooBear

    BooBooBear Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    San Diego
    TCOM for a variety of reasons is at the top of my short list. As such, I went there and spoke with the Asst Director of Admissions. So here is the scoop.

    TCOM like all the dental and medical schools in Texas is part of the Texas system and not a part of the ACOMAS system. Why? Maybe they like it better that way; maybe it is just a Texas thing... remember the Alamo?

    Anyway. It costs about $120 to apply to the Texas system (for one school), and an additional $10 or so for each additional school. Texas has 7 medical schools I believe. Most nonresidents don't apply there because it IS additional cost AND Texas has what Icall the 90% rule.... Texas state law says that 90% of all accepted students must be Texas residents. So it makes the remaining slots a bit more competative. :eek:

    Because TCOM is outside the "normal" loop, you don't hear so much about it. Me personally? I loved the Fort Worth area; the school was top shelf; and the people I met which included the Dean (little did I know) were friendly and engaging people. :D

    If you are interested in TCOM, do your research AND visit the school (if possible). If it is on your list, drop a school at the bottom (that you really didn't want to attend, anyway) and pay the small price. I hope this info helps. :cool:
  5. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Personally, I didn't want to hastle with a different form of application. I was also under the impression that they are likely to take Texans in rather than out of staters... ;)

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