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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by simpleton, Aug 29, 2001.

  1. simpleton

    simpleton Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I am not from Texas but want to go there for medical school because I have family members out there. Anyone else in similiar situation and waiting for interviews (or already have them). I am a little worried that I might be looked over. Does anyone have an interview scheduled for UTSA?? Thanks for replies in advance.
     
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  3. Hopkins2010

    Hopkins2010 Banned Banned

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    I'm not sure if the TX schools screen for interviews based on residency, if they use that when making final admissions decisions, or both.

    I'm a non TX resident with 1 TX interview so far (UTMB Galveston).
     
  4. lilycat

    lilycat Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    UTSW seems to be the most friendly public Texas school to out-of-staters. Beyond that it would be Baylor, which is private, but still makes up the majority of it's class with TX residents b/c of this financial deal with the state.

    I would strongly recommending writing a letter to the schools you are applying to clearly stating why exactly you want to attend med school in Texas -- this may make them take your application more seriously. If you do get rejected, I would consider trying to appeal the decision, and make sure that they were aware of your ties to the state.
     
  5. Georgey

    Georgey Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't disagree with any of the previous posts. However, keep in mind that Texas state law requires that all Texas school (except Baylor) admit not more than 10% of their applicant pool from out-of-state. In fact, if you look at the MSAR, Texas Tech and Texas A&M hardly have any out-of-state students. That may be something you want to consider when applying. Good luck.
     

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