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Applying to texas schools?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Daydreamer2008, May 8, 2007.

  1. Daydreamer2008

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    I'm a CA resident debating if I should apply to any of the TMDAS schools, I haven't received my MSAR yet, so wanted to see if anyone thought it was worth a shot.
     
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  3. riceman04

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    Do you have any connections to Texas?

    I am a CA resident and am applying to 3 U. Texas schools (at least I think I am) and Baylor...but only b/c I attended Rice, both sides of my family are from Texas, and my sister attended UT Houston.

    If it were not for that, I would leave TMDSAS completely alone
     
  4. afterthought

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    By state law, public med schools in Texas can only accept 10 percent OOS'ers. Also by state law--this one I don't understand--OOS'ers that get a scholarship of $1000 or more can pay in-state tuition. Most schools automatically award OOS'ers at least $1000 so they can take advantage of this.

    Baylor can accept more OOS, 30% I think. The scholarship rule doesn't apply, but lots of people buy condos their first year to establish residency and then pay in-state tuition for the last 3.

    Maybe some of that info's helpful.
     
  5. sweetcorn

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    I moved to Texas last fall to work, and applied to all the TMDSAS schools. I am in the non-resident pool since I have lived here less than a year. I got interviews at 4 schools, received 2 acceptance offers, and was waitlisted at the other 2. I don't know how big a factor my living in Texas was, but I'd say it's worth a shot if you have a competitive application. You can't beat the tuition deal, and its not too expensive to apply to all the schools. I was also impressed at every school I interviewed at. I think I would have been happy at any of them.
     
  6. potato51

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    Yes. Most of the schools here have 200+ class sizes, so while there's a 10% OOS rule, there's still a good number of seats available for non-Texans.
     
  7. riceman04

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    keep in mind that all those schools have linkage programs at MORE THAN ONE school...so the number of seats available is definitely less than 10% of 200
     
  8. rich4k

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    I'm reapplying and considering TX schools. I know about the TMDSAS, but I also saw TX schools available on the new 2008 AMCAS. Can you use both?
     
  9. Anastasis

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    You use AMCAS only if you're applying for the MD/PhD program at those schools. If you want to apply only MD, you need to use TMDSAS.
     
  10. YupGypsy

    YupGypsy Banne*d for Tr*olling

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    daydreamer, it's worth it.

    Think of the $$$ u'll save
     

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