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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by TXKID, Aug 3, 2001.
Has anyone recieved any invites for an interview in TX?
I don't think they start until mid to late August.
A friend of mine has an invite from TCOM for early August.
When did your friend receive notification of his interview? How much time does he have to prepare?
Not certain. We were talking thru email, so I am not certain as to when she officially got the interview. If memory serves, it is either today or tomorrow, and she told me about it a couple of weeks ago.
I just got an interview invite in the mail from UTMB Galveston for 8/17.
I'm an out of state applicant so I guess I feel lucky just to get this far. Of course, they might not discriminate against out of staters until the final review process.
Is there any UTMB med students out there who would be willing to take me in for the night of 8/16 (thursday)?
If so, shoot me off an email me and thanks in advance.
baylor..what was the initial processing date of your tmdsas app?
I just got an interview invite from UT Houston. It's scheduled to be on 8/30, and I'm already nervous! My processing date was 7/27. This really caught me off guard because they haven't even received my letters of rec yet. Is this normal? I wonder if it was maybe a mistake!
Congrats on securing an interview Baylor!
Well, my bubble has just officially burst. My friend just told me not to get too excited about getting an interview at UT Houston because she said that they interview about half of the applicants (if not more.) Oh well, I guess it's still *some* progress in this whole frustrating process. I'm not complaining-- far from it.
Yeah I think UTMB interviews a very large number of people also.
I knew all along it would be an especially big longshot for me. At least you're a TX resident.
I looked at the UTMB incoming class last year and there were a whopping 5 out of state people (out of 200 total) who matriculated there. Also, none of those 5 were from my state.
The website said they typically interview 75-100 out of state people every year.
Oh well, its worth a shot. At least I wont have to buy a plane ticket and can stay with a med student hopefully.
In that case, extra kudos to you Baylor! Getting an interview as an out-of-state applicant is quite an accomplishment. Good Luck, even though I'm sure you won't need it.
baylor & praying4MD-
Congrats to you both. praying4MD, I thought I would give you a warning: They are filming the sequel to Hopkins 24/7 at UT-Houston this year, so they may have cameras at your interview session and may ask to interview you to ask you about the application process. A "friend" of mine from Baylor said the only reason they were sharing their anatomy lab with us for the first block was to get a little "air-time" for Baylor, too.
praying4md, when I was applying for med school I looked at the number of applicants and the number of interviews. I too noticed that UT-houston interviews a large number of applicants. For this reason I almost didn't apply to uth because I thought if they interview so many people there is no way I am going to get in. Later I decided it would only cost a little bit more to apply to uth so it wouldn't hurt. Well, guess where I am at....ut-houston. If you get nothing else you will get interview experience.
Socialistmd you're a first year right? I hope you had fun at retreat. I don't know who you are, but I was one of the people at the student affairs table during orientation. I felt bad because I wouldn't let people have there stuff until they turned in all the surveys. I just hope all the first years don't think I a pissy person. Have fun!
Ah yes, I remember you. You were the one who told me I only had to make a copy of the sheet from someone else rather than doing the program myself. I am pretty sure I am one of the first people you told. Tall, brown hair kind of in a mess (I am in serious need of a trim). I was wearing a navy blue polo shirt and khacki pants and I had on my glasses. Does that help you figure out who I am?
Dr. Gunn explained the large number of applicants as selecting the best of the best. That does not mean UT-Houston only takes those with "top scores," but they take the best overall applicants; one of the main reasons I like the school so much. It is very laid back and we are all a big family. I have yet to meet anyone who strikes me as a cut-throat and the number of "gunners" is very, very low (I have only met two people who I am pretty sure have the gunner mentality).
That's my plug for now.
Jennifer & Socialist: Thanks for the encouragement and kind words. If you have any good advice about interview techniques there or even some inside information about the school, I'd love to hear it. I've heard nothing but good things about the environment, the students and the quality of education there. Well, I need not look any further to see the quality of students. Uh, does flattery get me anywhere?
BTW Socialist, that those cameras are there to film the sequel to Hopkins 24/7 is just a cover story. There are always papparazzi hanging out to catch a glimpse of Tom's girl. Oh, the troubles of being rich and famous-- I told them no publicity, but they never listen.
That whole print out the acedemic guidelines webpage is lame. There is no way you are going to read it right then anyways. Last year and this year some of the group leaders just printed out a bunch of sheets.
Your description helps, but i don't think I'll recognize you. Say Hi if you see me. I hope white coat and tech skills went well.
We have a few gunners in my class, but I haven't noticed a backstabbing going on.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Dude, I don't know where you're getting this kind of absurd information. The Baylor community is very kind, warm-hearted, and generous. And they just don't want to look like jerks on national TV.
To all those getting TX interviews:
Did those schools have your letters of rec before offering you an interview?
My app has been processed and sent out but my letters have not been sent yet.
I wouldn't worry too much about how many people UTMB or Houston interview. What really matters is what you make out of YOUR interview. Just make sure you make a great impression - one that sticks in their minds. The med schools are just trying to get a large a pool of great candidates as possible/managable. Good luck and have fun.
MSI Texas Tech
MacGyver, Are you sure? I was under the impression that TMDSAS would not send out your application until it was complete. Which would mean that TMDSAS would have to have received your letters of rec before passing it on to any of the TX med schools. I could be wrong, but I don't think so since I received a call shortly before my application was processed from someone at TMDSAS telling me they needed my Committee letter or two letters of rec before they could send out my app. You might want to check with them: (512) 499-4785. They're very amenable on the phone, and someone picks up the phone after two rings, not after a twenty minute wait. Nothing like AMCAS.
Anyone have info on Southwestern?
As a general trend, for UTMB, at least, the earlier you interview, it seems, the better your chances are. They *say* it doesnt matter, but almost everybody in prematric with me had interviewed in August or early/mid September. Good luck to everybody! Baylor21 - I *might* be able to set you up with a friend - let me see if he's in town, ok? Or check the frat houses, they're pretty cool. Or UTMB can set you up with someone random. Good luck!
Just wondering if TMDSAS sends a application summary to applicants once their applications have been processed. I was processed about ten days and have heard nothing. Since I live in Austin I would think any such info would have made it to me by now.
Yes TMDSAS sends a letter and a one page summary of your app on the day it is transmitted to the med schools.
also, they dont necessarily wait for your letters either. I know a few people who havent submitted letters yet who have already had their apps transmitted by the TMDSAS.
Thanks for the offer, but I have already made other arrangements. I think I'm as ready as I can be, I'm just dreading walking in the heat with a full blown suit on. Oh well, I'm looking forward to the trip.