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texas fresh start - when to move and where to take classes

user007

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I'm currently a CA resident, but plan to move to Texas to become a resident, and take advantage of their academic fresh start. Most likely I will find a job there and work min of 1 year.

My question is, does it matter to the adcoms of the Texas medical schools how long you've been a resident of the state? Assuming I will qualify as a resident - i.e. employed and lived there 13 months without taking any classes.

I'm considering the option of going to a local state college in CA and re-doing my premeds. This will enable me to live at home (free rent) and continue to work at my current job. It will take about 2 years, but it will ultimately let me save up money to move to Texas and pay partially for medical school. Or the alternative is to move to Texas asap, find work, and take classes later, but the end result will be that I won't be able to save as much, if at all. So the difference is 1 year vs 3 years of living in Texas.

Cost is a big consideration, but ultimately I don't want to do anything that may significantly hurt my chances. I was wondering will any of these choices matter to adcoms during the application process - again, given that I will count as a Texas resident for the application process?

If anyone has done this or have a friend who has or has any insight on the matter, suggestions or feedback would be most appreciated. Thanks.
 
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user007

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Hey there, I think it was you who suggested this to me a while back. Thanks for letting me know back then.

As for my original question, it wasn't about how to go about invoking the academic fresh start in texas, but which scenario would favor admissions more, or would there be no difference.

Scenario One:
Premeds redone in California state college.
Lived and worked 1 year In Texas, and became a resident.
Invoke academic fresh start via community college, and finish one course

Scenario Two:
Worked in Texas for 1 year, and became a resident.
Lived a total of 3 years in Texas, redoing premeds in Texas state college.
Invoke academic fresh start via community college, and finish one course

Is there any difference in these two scenarios for admissions to Texas med school? Or will it be about the same to them, and they don't care how long you've been a resident (1 year vs 3 year) nor where you took your premeds (in CA or Tx, given both school is equally comparable).
 
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Equestrian

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I think the confusing part is that you put the words "fresh start" in the title of the thread - when what you're really looking for feedback on is establishing residency. Maybe you could edit the name of the thread to see if that garners additional responses? I live in MA and unfortunately can't give you any knowledgeable feedback on your question. However, if I were on a TX adcom, and comparing two applicants with identical stats, I'd give preference to the one who'd lived in TX longer and/or the one I thought would continue to reside in TX after med school. Hope this helps!
 
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