U of Texas schools

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  1. Acro Yali

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    Are you sure about the U of T schools accepting California residents (or any of the out-of-state residents)?
     
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    All the UT schools (Galveston, Houston, San Antonio, Southwestern) allocate 90% of the spots (~180 people out of ~200) for Texas residents, and the remainder for highly qualified out-of-state students. This is something that is controlled by the state legislation. Texas Tech is usually 100% Texas residents, but they do accept students from the eastern part of New Mexico (not that this does a CA resident any good). I'm not sure about Texas A&M, but I would guess it is also mostly TX residents.
     
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    I applied to san antonio, dallas, and texas tech and was offered interviews to all three and matched at dallas...so there is some hope for california residents!
     
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    From what I remember, all of the UT schools, with the exception of Southwestern, are 95-99% Texas residents. Southwestern and Baylor take a significant number of out of state students, but no more than 20% of the incoming class. I know there are a few Californians at both Baylor and Southwestern.
     
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    Getting into a Texas school has more to do with ties to the state than anything else. With very few exceptions, you have to have lived in Texas and gone to college elsewhere or lived elsewhere and come to Texas for college to get an interview. The UT schools' #1 mission is providing physicians to the state of Texas, so keep that in mind. They want to hear that YOU WILL PRACTICE IN TEXAS!!! The guy from SoCal who went to school at UT-Austin and wants to settle in Texas with a 3.5 GPA and 27 MCAT will get in. The guy from SoCal who went to Stanford with a 3.8 GPA and 36 MCAT and doesn't know where he wants to practice will be rejected (possibly waitlisted). Sounds strange but the UT schools (with the exception of Southwestern) are only interested in one statistic, number of doctors they are providing for Texas. Baylor is a completely different story and everything above does not apply. I can't stress it enough: PUT IN YOUR APPLICATION THAT YOU WANT TO PRACTICE IN TEXAS. Applying to a bunch of out-of-state schools is a negative on your application but not a deal-breaker.
     

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