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The Republic of Texas Part VII - Chuck Norris Strikes Back

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Anastasis, May 5, 2007.

  1. Anastasis

    Anastasis caffeinated for safety Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Okay new thread! :)

    First thread of the new cycle! Whoo hoo! :clap:
     
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  3. Vvandenn

    Vvandenn Member 2+ Year Member

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  4. potato51

    potato51 10+ Year Member

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    wow, so it's officially two cycles ago that I applied.... *feeling SDN-old*
     
  5. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

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    wow..... we've come so far so fast!
     
  6. Retro Virus

    Retro Virus 5+ Year Member

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    I get my MCAT scores back wednesday, my LORs in this week, my spring grades back in two weeks, and then I'll be ready to submit my first and (hopefully, knock on wood) last Texas application. So far so good.

    ...who am I kidding? This is terrifying.
     
  7. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

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    Right behind you
    Someone needs to erect the flag once again. :)
     
  8. Pemberley

    Pemberley Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Let's see whether I do this image tag right...
    So, how long has it been since 7th grade history class? I don't remember which battle that lower one's from. *hides head in shame*
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Anastasis

    Anastasis caffeinated for safety Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Oooooo a new cycle person besides Armybound! Sweet!

    Good luck to you! :luck:

    Is that a t-shirt in your avatar? If so, you must post a link because I really really want that shirt! :)
     
  10. Retro Virus

    Retro Virus 5+ Year Member

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    Haha, sure. Here you go!

    http://www.chicpolitique.com/product?y=48
     
  11. munnabhai

    munnabhai Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    Dangit... cycle has started already. This semester went by fast. Cursed finals.
     
  12. ms_taken

    ms_taken 5+ Year Member

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    Do any of yall know if it is okay to use 2 science rec letters from last year's cycle for this year's app cycle and just add a new letter? Or should they all be updated? Thanks!
     
  13. Mardi-Bob

    Mardi-Bob HOJU 5+ Year Member

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    Battle of Gonzales... :rolleyes:
    I prefer that flag to any other. If l had my way I would fly that at our capital.
     
  14. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    you can reuse recs. I'm apparently reusing my entire pre-med committee rec, but they're adding an addendum on to it. which would be ok if the first rec didn't suck, but whatever.
     
  15. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

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    Right behind you
    At Baylor it's always better to use the committee. Of the people that I know that didn't get in this year...none of them used the committee (which is very stupid, IMHO).
     
  16. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

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    Just be sure they are dated this year, because from what I've been told letters expire one year after they are dated.
     
  17. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

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    It is the same here at A&M. Our advisor has had schools call up and ask why someone didn't use the committee, because with such a big pre-med program they expect it.
     
  18. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    that would suck. I submitted a letter that was written in 05
     
  19. Pemberley

    Pemberley Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I don't really know whether that's true... many of my schools accepted a letter from '04 -- of course, each also got 2-3 others written within a couple of months of submission.
     
  20. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

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    I scanned the TMDSAS site and didn't find anything. It may just be an A&M rule that they can't be more than 1 year old
     
  21. blackrsx

    blackrsx OMGWTF 7+ Year Member

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    yhelothar
     
  22. ms_taken

    ms_taken 5+ Year Member

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    thanks for the help! ill contact my school to see if they require the rec letters to be the current/recent year.

    just out of curiosity, did any of yall receive admission using both outdated and current rec letters? im really dreading asking my science profs AGAIN...
     
  23. 63768

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    omghi2u a/s/l?

    on a more serious note, i get to talk over the phone to filo tomorrow. not that i'm scared or anything, i just hope he doesn't tell me i'm at the bottom of the waitlist. any recent updates from college station (*ahem* aggiesarah, awesome bearer of precious tamu info) hahaha.
     
  24. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

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    Heheheh I don't actually have any :( Sorry. They are all done with classes so I haven't heard anything. My friend that went to talk to him said he was really nice about it all, but she wasn't on the waitlist so there wasn't a lot he could do or say. I did see Filo at our AED banquet (he's the advisor) and he gently teased me about not going to tamu :)

    Good luck with your phone call though! I'm crossing my fingers for you!!!
     
  25. 63768

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    21/174.

    filo to me: "if we had not had so many accepted prematch offers, you'd have been in the second round of acceptances." FREAKIN A.

    i'm happy that i'm relatively high on the list but annoyed that this whole match fiasco kept me from getting my acceptance.
     
  26. Sol Rosenberg

    Sol Rosenberg Long Live the New Flesh! 10+ Year Member

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    I'm pulling for you, man! Hang in there!
     
  27. PT2MD

    PT2MD Hold my beer... 2+ Year Member

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    Got my application submitted today. All transcripts and recommendations are on their way. MCAT this Friday. Fingers are crossed. :D
     
  28. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

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    Oh you are so close! Here's to hoping 21 people will drop out! WHOOP!
     
  29. 63768

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    hahaha i know! i'm so close. do you know if they pull people off the waitlist in sequential order or do they review all or a portion of the waitlisters when a spot opens up?

    EVERYONE DROP OUT OF TAMU PLZ! DADDY NEEDS AN MD DEGREE lol.
     
  30. DianaUT06

    DianaUT06 MS4 5+ Year Member

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    And I'm submitted :) Taking care of certification page/photos/money and transcripts tomorrow. I dread starting secondaries though...lol.
     
  31. Retro Virus

    Retro Virus 5+ Year Member

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    Geez, how are you guys so fast? I haven't even finished my finals, much less gotten my final grades on my transcript.
     
  32. DianaUT06

    DianaUT06 MS4 5+ Year Member

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    I graduated last December ;) Otherwise, I'd be in your boat.
     
  33. munnabhai

    munnabhai Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    ... much less started the d4mn ps
     
  34. future_dr_house

    future_dr_house . 7+ Year Member

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    Still roootin for ya.
     
  35. DrVanNostran

    DrVanNostran 10+ Year Member

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    Diana, did you write a new PS? I think I am just going to twink it up. I am only applying to UTH (Again) and TCOM anyways..
     
  36. aggiesarah2007

    aggiesarah2007 7+ Year Member

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    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hitting that submit button is so hard! :luck: :luck: :luck: I'll be looking for you at UTH interviews this fall :)
     
  37. DianaUT06

    DianaUT06 MS4 5+ Year Member

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    No, however I did add 2 new paragraphs towards the end that better describe my goals for the year and my philosophies on becomming a doctor. And I reworded a couple things here and there throughout my paper.

    EDIT: Oh, and I did write the 2nd optional essay on diversity which I didn't do last year.
     
  38. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    can you submit secondaries before the TMDSAS?

    I'm finished with the TTU secondary but am still waiting on grades to submit the TMDSAS.
     
  39. future_dr_house

    future_dr_house . 7+ Year Member

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    You should wait until after you submit TMDSAS. They will give you a login website and all that jazz so you can't really submit anything just yet.
     
  40. DrVanNostran

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    Thanks for the update Diana. I had the 2nd optional essay last year, so I am going to keep that and add a little more to it.

    As for my essay, I hit the charachter limit the first time lol, so my task might be harder that i thought :oops: I hope to have it submitted by this Sunday :scared:
     
  41. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    uh oh, grades are in.. no reason to procrastinate writing the optional essay & submitting anymore.
     
  42. Retro Virus

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    4690 characters is seriously impossible to work with. I feel like TMDSAS is asking me to write an essay on what I want to do with the rest of my life and why on the back of a napkin and then send it to them. :thumbdown:
     
  43. Anastasis

    Anastasis caffeinated for safety Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    :laugh: I totally felt the same way! :laugh:

    Because I'm done and I doubt anyone could really copy my PS, if anyone is searching for ideas, they're welcome to read my statement.
     
  44. myKuduSlewaZulu

    myKuduSlewaZulu Kiss my 6 glutes Ike 7+ Year Member

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    No joke. My rough draft was about twice that. After I condensed it and tried putting it into TMDSAS, it was still 14 lines too many. Being as I was close to the deadline, I sat there and chopped/rewrote it to fit. I left a few typos in just for good measure. Don't forget, if there is any blank space beneath your essay in the box, for the love of God delete it!
     
  45. PT2MD

    PT2MD Hold my beer... 2+ Year Member

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    Keep rewriting. I typed mine in the text-box then cut/pasted into word to check for errors. You'll get it...
     
  46. SnowTown

    SnowTown SNOW BABY!!! 10+ Year Member

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  47. eternalrage

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    Crap I missed the birthing of this cycle's first thread...
     
  48. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    submitted :)

    I sure hope they don't judge us by the attractiveness of our photo.

    the only stuff you mail to Tech for the secondary is the certification page and fee, right?

    are you guys putting together real essays for the A&M secondary? I see they allow 3000 characters but I felt like the questions didn't necessarily need a very long essay to answer them. each of my responses is basically 1-2 short paragraphs.
     
  49. NCF145

    NCF145 Not Politically Correct 7+ Year Member

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    Brevity is the key my friend.
     
  50. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    always the way I thought of it as well. I would just hate to have my application dismissed because I failed to write a thorough essay or something.

    always second guessing myself when my future is at stake :)
     
  51. Mardi-Bob

    Mardi-Bob HOJU 5+ Year Member

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    l avoided writing any more essays then absolutely necessary. In fact essays are one reason l didn't finish some of my secondaries. No interviewer ever asked me why l didn't fill out the optional essays.
    l just see essays as the second place for applicants to embellish the truth a bit.( resumes being the first place.) :D
     

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