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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Repo Man, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. Repo Man

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    Hi folks, first post here, so excuse me if this has been beaten to death previously. Anyway, a friend of mine (clearly not a reliable source) mentioned to me that Texas med schools either have separate application procedures than the rest of the country OR different accreditation procedures after med school graduation (I can't remember which). He mentioned something along the lines of going to school in Texas won't put me on par with the rest of the country. Is there any merit to this? Bizarre, because I haven't heard this before from anyone else, and I'm starting to worry because I'm seriously considering some schools in Texas...
     
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    There is a sticky QA thread about the Texas system at the top of this forum, you can get a lot of information there.

    Yes, TX schools have a separate application system, called TMDSAS, and if you want to apply out of state you'll have to fill out AMCAS separately (this is the app for the rest of the country).
     
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    Thanks, mate.
     
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    You have to apply thru the TMDSAS for all Texas schools except for Baylor College of Medicine.

    There's no merit to that statement. That could just be your friend's regional bias talking.
     
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    ridonkulous.
     
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    My new favorite word. :)
     
  8. armybound

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    come join in on the fun! applications are open now..
     
  9. riceman04

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    Quick question:

    I am filling out the TMDSAS right now (the work, honors, etc. section). When filling out any work related activities should we give a desciption of what the job entailed or is just typing the position sufficient?

    Thanks
     
  10. armybound

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    I don't think they give you enough space to really describe the position.

    I just filled it out in such a way that it's obvious that it was healthcare related and what the setting was, e.g. Scott & White Memorial Hospital surgical ICU, medical technician, 6/2003-6/2004; 20 hrs/wk

    I figure if they want to know more they can interview me :)

    Though I was wondering if I should add a short description of the research we're doing in the lab I work in
     
  11. Anastasis

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    If you have the room it wouldn't be a bad idea. I added a discription of anything where I wasn't otherwise using up all the space (like in the honors section).
     
  12. riceman04

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    Awesome, thanks Texans!!!!!!!...gosh I feel so odd being a OOS applicant


    The stars at night are big and bright:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: deep in the heart of Texas
     
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    :thumbdown:
     
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    Awww I'd have figured you would have residency by now. :(
     
  15. riceman04

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    Nope, I don't want it...I am in Pennsylvania right now paying city and state taxes, have super strong ties to Texas (both sides of the fam from Texas...and most family still lives there...I will be there in a few weeks actually), and I am a California resident, who even paid Cali state taxes just so that I could keep my residency there

    My sister (who lives in Houston) says I am being a typical Taurus by keeping my residency in a state that shows no real love to its residents
     

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