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Is UTMB Selective?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bluesTank, May 7, 2007.

  1. bluesTank

    bluesTank Zombie

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    How hard is it to get into UTMB Galveston?

    I am dying to go there, and I apply this summer, so I was just wondering what the chances are. If I got in there, I would be the happiest person in the world (for various reasons), I'm just not sure how picky they are.

    Any comments?
     
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  3. TexPre-Med

    TexPre-Med Banned
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    I would say its on the more difficult side of the 100-some med schools. Not impossible, but you need good scores and a TX residency.
     
  4. Critical Mass

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    The admissions data are fairly similar to the other UT schools sans Dallas. Texas residency with a 30 plus MCAT will give you decent odds assuming that your grades don't harbor any red flags.
     
  5. Sol Rosenberg

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    Your 3.9/30, coupled with the fact that you are a URM should get you into UTMB. But, there are so many other variables in this process that there are no guarantees. Best of luck.
     
  6. aggiesarah2007

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    I agree you have a pretty good shot, but you MUST apply early. You seem to have strong ec's, so hopefully you've written a stellar ps. Just prep with OPSA's help for the interviews, let them know you want to be there, but also don't forget about the other schools. There is a thread where they posted the numbers from this years different match. (search texas match numbers I think). That will give you an idea how this year went. Good luck!
     
  7. scgroat

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    Are you kidding! Let me massage your ego a bit. You should be competitive at any school in Texas, including Southwestern and Baylor. But you already know that. Nonetheless, I guess we all sometimes seek the approval of others by asking questions we already know the answers to. As for getting into a particular school, there is no guarantee. It doesn't have to with the school's stats, though. It's just that there is no such thing as a back up school. They died out in undergrad. One word of warning, sound like a human being in your personal statement. That's the only thing that could go wrong.
     
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    MCAT >30, GPA >3.4 and Texas Resident and you're a shoe-in.
     
  9. Anastasis

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    Oh man - you're so wrong it's not even funny. Do you know how many people with scores above that didn't match this year? Scores and grades alone won't make any school a sure-thing.

    OP: Yeah, UTMB is somewhere in the middle as far as Texas schools go. I think you should be fine. (Just a word to the wise though: Go into this process with an open mind. UTMB was my first choice going in and I ended up really disliking the school. I had a bad experience there. Before I even started applying I thought I would hate Baylor and I ended up loving it. I think sometimes you don't know til you actually visit a school. Even UTSW, which I railed about before interviewing, I found tolerable once I got there, probably because Potato51 is just such a cool guy.)
     
  10. rowdyrock

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    I'm with Anastasis on this one. A LOT of people with similar stats got burned this year. Not that 30 and 3.4 would keep you from getting in--its just makes it more of a crap shoot.

    But OP should be fine
     
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    UTMB rejected me outright, so obviously they've got their heads on straight ;)

    But seriously, you have a good shot - just apply early.

    She doesn't lie.
     
  12. YupGypsy

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    Why are you dying to go there?

    And Anesthasias, why was UTMB your first choice? What changed your mind?
     
  13. Sol Rosenberg

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    Though not my top choice, UTMB was initially very high on my list (higher than UTSW, where I ended up.) For me, it was Galveston, itself, that was the big turn-off. Seems like a truly miserable place to spend 4+ years.
     
  14. Anastasis

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    Uh, that's the most interesting spelling of my username I've ever seen ;)

    I really liked the curriculum at UTMB at first glance but like Jota, I just discovered I really didn't like UTMB. Plus I didn't get the "gut reaction" I was looking for at UTMB. Don't get me wrong, it's a great school, it's just not for me.
     
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    Couldn't agree more... MCAT = 35, GPA = 3.63, Texas Resident.... Waitlist
     
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    OP is probably halfway through his residency by now :p
     
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