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texas residency

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mttam, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. mttam

    mttam 5+ Year Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    I understand that texas medical schools have a separate application process and this system is only for texas residents.

    are texas schools closed to oos students? how difficult is it to get residency in texas?
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  3. potato51

    potato51 10+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2005
    Texas schools are open to OOS applicants via a system called the TMDSAS. On average OOS applicants comprise ~10% of acceptances.

    And no, you don't have to be an extremely competitive applicant to get accepted to a Texas school.
  4. TheAmazingGOB

    TheAmazingGOB It ain't easy bein' white 5+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    If you are OOS, make sure you apply as early as possible as most TMDSAS schools start interviewing in August and are done in December.
  5. Bertelman

    Bertelman Maverick! 7+ Year Member

    Feb 11, 2006
    Had a Cooch
    Residency in TX is not necessarily competitive compared to other states (e.g. Cali). However, TX grads tend to stay in TX for family reasons. As mentioned, there is only one private school in TX; all others are required to admit 90% in-state. Thus, with the exception of Baylor, 90% of med school grads have family in TX. Many choose to stay.
  6. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    it actually looks pretty easy to become a Texas resident. Here is a link to the education code

    Bottom of page 10 says what I think you'll need to know. it looks like you must be "gainfully employed in Texas for 12 months preceding registration" and then you have to stay a Texas resident. You could ask a school about it.

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