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Applying to texas schools?

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

  1. Daydreamer2008

    Daydreamer2008 7+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    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

    riceman04 10+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2005
    Los Angeles
    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

    afterthought 7+ Year Member

    Jan 12, 2006
    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

    sweetcorn 2+ Year Member

    May 7, 2007
    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

    potato51 10+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2005
    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

    riceman04 10+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2005
    Los Angeles
    keep in mind that all those schools have linkage programs at MORE THAN ONE the number of seats available is definitely less than 10% of 200
  8. rich4k

    rich4k Member 2+ Year Member

    Jan 4, 2007
    San Diego
    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

    Anastasis caffeinated for safety Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    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 10+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    daydreamer, it's worth it.

    Think of the $$$ u'll save

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