Just wanted to start something for everybody who is applying for the Texas schools (besides Baylor, who is on AMCAS). Kind of feel alone when everybody and their dog is working on AMCAS and I'm working on the TMDSAS, which is very much the same but has its differences . . . For starters, does anyone know how much answering the optional statement will help in the grand scheme of things? Additionally, is anyone willing to look over the personal statement for this one, which has a prompt: a. In your own words, explain your motivation to seek a career in MEDICINE. Discuss your philosophy of the medical profession and indicate your goals relevant to the profession. (Limited to 62 lines and 80 characters per line) I know it's very much the same to what I'll be writing for the AMCAS, but it would be nice to have someone looking over my shoulder to tell me whether or not I've strayed away from the prompt, as opposed to the PS for AMCAS, where there is no prompt to stray from, though you need to stick to your theme, whatever that may be. That is all.