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Subscribe to the TMDSAS Podcast if you plan on applying to a public Texas medical, dental, or veterinary school! In this podcast, we’ll explore the TMDSAS application in greater detail by connecting with the admissions experts who are ready to help. Each episode will be tailored to focus on different parts of the application all meant to help you, the applicant, be seen by admissions committees. This podcast is produced and managed by the TMDSAS Office in Austin, TX. You can reach us directly at podcast@tmdsas.com. Follow us at facebook.com/tmdsas, Twitter @tmdsas and @tmdsassupport, and at www.tmdsas.com.

Subscribe to the TMDSAS Podcast if you plan on applying to a public Texas medical, dental, or veterinary school! In this podcast, we’ll explore the TMDSAS application in greater detail by connecting with the admissions experts who are ready to help. Each episode will be tailored to focus on different parts of the application all meant to help you, the applicant, be seen by admissions committees. This podcast is produced and managed by the TMDSAS Office in Austin, TX. You can reach us directly at podcast@tmdsas.com. Follow us at facebook.com/tmdsas, Twitter @tmdsas and @tmdsassupport, and at www.tmdsas.com.
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Subscribe to the TMDSAS Podcast if you plan on applying to a public Texas medical, dental, or veterinary school! In this podcast, we’ll explore the TMDSAS application in greater detail by connecting with the admissions experts who are ready to help. Each episode will be tailored to focus on different parts of the application all meant to help you, the applicant, be seen by admissions committees. This podcast is produced and managed by the TMDSAS Office in Austin, TX. You can reach us directly at podcast@tmdsas.com. Follow us at facebook.com/tmdsas, Twitter @tmdsas and @tmdsassupport, and at www.tmdsas.com.

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Episodes

51- Journal Your Way to Success

8/9/2019
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The benefits of journaling are often touted for personal growth, developing meaning from experiences, and even serving as a stress-relieving practice. Unfortunately, there are limited resources to help pre-health students begin journaling and customizing the experience to their needs. Shannon Gutheil, a health professions coordinator from UT Austin's Health Professions Office, talks about how journaling can help pre-health students organize their thoughts, develop habits, and serve as an...

Duration:00:26:22

50 - The "TMDSAS Task Force" Answers Your Most Commonly Asked Questions

7/19/2019
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Welcome to episode 50 of the TMDSAS Podcast! Thanks to y'all as we reach this milestone - we're excited for the next 50+ episodes! On this episode, we sit down with the "TMDSAS Task Force" comprised of: The group answers commonly asked questions regarding coursework, technical issues, and supporting documents. Here are the timestamps for when we discuss each topic: Coursework Questions Technical Questions Supporting Documents Questions ---------- Join our online communities to receive...

Duration:00:36:55

49 - Non-Traditional Roadmap to Professional School: Forging Your Own Path

6/27/2019
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"Not all who wander are lost" We conclude the Roadmap to Professional School series with this episode for Non-Traditional Students. Where an undergraduate pathway is relatively clear-cut, non-traditional applicants have the added challenge of forging their own path to professional school. However, by forming a "coalition of support," understanding holistic review, leveraging the application in your favor, and using available resources, you will find that this journey doesn't have to feel...

Duration:00:24:42

48 - Senior Roadmap to Professional School: From Interviews to the TMDSAS Match

6/21/2019
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Mr. Fernando Vasquez from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine offers excellent advice for seniors in the application process on preparing for the interviews, identifying your top schools based on how their mission aligns with your priorities, and the admissions timeline. Here are some important links we refer to in this...

Duration:00:47:00

47 - Junior Roadmap to Professional School: It's Application Time! Get your MCAT, Letters, Essays, and Learn How to Select Schools

5/20/2019
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We continue on the Roadmap to Professional School with what Juniors should be doing to prepare. Laura Olivas, Senior Director of Admissions at the Texas Tech University HSC - Paul L. Foster SOM at El Paso share valuable advice on how to prepare for the MCAT, selecting evaluators, writing your essays, and customizing your application to the schools you’re most interested in to stand out in the admissions review. ---------- Links from the discussion: 34 - Planning Your Next Steps: Preparing...

Duration:00:22:13

46 - Sophomore Roadmap to Professional School: Paving the Way to a Well-Rounded Application

1/22/2019
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Continuing with the Roadmap to Professional School series, LeTanya Neely (Director of Student Recruitment and JAMP Coordinator at the UTMB at Galveston) shares how sophomores can continue paving their way to build a competitive application. -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools, and advisors. TMDSAS HubTMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants If you have any questions...

Duration:00:29:49

45 - Freshmen Roadmap to Professional School: Finding Meaning through Personal Reflection

11/30/2018
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In the first episode of the Roadmap to Professional School series, Dr. Scott Wright (Executive Director of TMDSAS, JAMP, Texas Health Education Service - Research Center and Advising Network) discusses key areas freshmen should focus on mastering. Here are some key points: -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. TMDSAS HubTMDSAS Non-Traditional...

Duration:00:36:37

44 - How Admissions Committees Review Non-Traditional Students' Applications

10/19/2018
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In the final episode of this series, Dr. Felix Morales and Mr. Filo Maldonado, admissions deans at the Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine and the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, respectively, discuss best practices for non-traditional applicants. Learn how to tell your story in a meaningful way for review by an admissions committee and focus your efforts to leverage your experiences in the admissions process. -------------- Episode Notes: Connect with a Volunteer...

Duration:00:13:37

43 - The Role Letters of Evaluation Play in the Admissions Process

10/12/2018
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Admissions deans Mr. Maldonado (Texas A&M COM) and Dr. Morales (Texas Tech HSC-SOM) discuss how they assess letters of evaluation (LOE) and what role these letters play in the admissions process. Learn about the influence an evaluator has with an admissions committee, and why you need to give serious deliberation to whom you select to write your letters of evaluation. An important guide you should share with your evaluators is the "Guidelines for Writing a Letter of Evaluation for a...

Duration:00:17:35

42 - Reframing the Essays for Admissions Committee Review

10/4/2018
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Applicants take great care with writing their essays by teaming up with advisors and mentors that can help with their writing, but how does the admissions committee look at this section? Dr. Morales and Mr. Maldonado discuss how they review essays in an application, list areas that are assessed in the essays, and give advice on how to brainstorm your response to the prompt inquiring how you can contribute to the diversity of the class. Mr. Maldonado discusses how 15 Core Competencies come...

Duration:00:23:52

41 - What Your Activities Tell the Admissions Committee

9/28/2018
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In this minisode, admissions deans Mr. Filo Maldonado from Texas A&M COM and Dr. Felix Morales from Texas Tech Univ HSC-SOM discuss how the [Activities] section of the application comes into play in the review process. They offer tips on how to plan these activities, and what you should include in your [Activities] section to address admissions committees' criteria. Learn about how your activities add a dimension to your application beyond the academics. -------------- Join our online...

Duration:00:10:44

40 - Processing at TMDSAS with the Academic Evaluation Team

7/5/2018
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In this episode, we catch Alanna and Nichole to learn more about Academic Evaluation at TMDSAS, and what steps an applicant can take to avoid processing delays when it comes to coursework. We learn about how an application gets processed, how to use the new Course Listings to help you code your courses correctly, and we cover FAQs applicants have about Academic Evaluation in general, including how to appeal a decision for how a course is coded. -------------- Join our online communities...

Duration:00:29:48

39 - Let's Talk About Texas Residency

6/8/2018
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In this episode, we talk to the resident Residency Specialist at TMDSAS, June Atley, and TMDSAS Director, Matthew Meeks. We discuss how the TMDSAS Application determines residency, define common terms related to residency, and we review the top 4 types of residency cases that come through the TMDSAS office. For more information about Texas Residency and how it pertains to the TMDSAS Application, visit the Residency pages below: Click on your application type to visit the Residency page...

Duration:00:23:50

38 - Applying Early and Why It Matters to TMDSAS Applicants

5/25/2018
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Just about every guest on the podcast has talked about the importance of applying early through TMDSAS. When is "early?" Follow along as we explore the data on why applying early to TMDSAS is just as important as test scores, GPA, and getting awesome evaluations. Check out the data slides we discuss here: Why Applying Early Matters to TMDSAS Applicants -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from...

Duration:00:07:46

37 - Forging Your Own Path with Dr. Irene Lazarus from Santopia

5/18/2018
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Dr. Irene Lazarus, former JAMP student and host of the Santopia podcast, joins us to discuss her experiences as a medical student and the journey to get there. We discuss how the program helped her reach her goal of becoming a doctor and attending UT Southwestern. Today’s episode is the first where we will explore different pathways after graduating from professional school. Our first guest is Dr. Irene Lazarus; she was a JAMP student who attended UT Arlington and later UT...

Duration:00:30:57

36 - "Thinking about Re-Applying? Start here." with Dr. Deb Beck

4/24/2018
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Dr. Deb Beck leads the Health Professions Advising Office at the University of North Texas and joins us on the podcast to help address concerns for re-applicants. We discuss the "Four-Legged Stool" that represents the four main areas of your application: Grades/GPA, Test Scores, Volunteer Work, and Shadowing/Healthcare Experiences, and how to evaluate yourself in each of these areas. We also add a "Fifth Leg" to the stool with Communication Skills - we want to make sure the metaphorical...

Duration:00:39:14

35 - Leveraging the Core Competencies in Your Favor

4/6/2018
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When you think about a school's mission statement, it often reads like a fluff piece. However, we explore how the mission/vision/values statements for professional schools have common threads that are linked to Core Competencies. Don't forget that the role of the admissions committee is to find applicants who support their mission/vision/values. In this episode, we’ll focus on the defined medical school core competencies as they provide a framework that nicely overlaps with the desired...

Duration:00:18:04

34 - Planning Your Next Steps: Preparing Your Marketing Campaign

11/17/2017
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Interviews are in high gear right now, and will continue until the TMDSAS Match (learn more about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeoLLjkKvng&t=4s). If you haven’t heard from a school, don’t despair! There’s still time! Here are the 3 steps to figuring out your next move in the application cycle: Research the schoolsResearch the ProfessionPractice for your interviews -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive...

Duration:00:19:21

33 - Strategies for Managing Stress with Ms. Shannon Gutheil

9/23/2017
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Ms. Shannon Gutheil from the UT Austin Health Professions Office shares some strategies that can help future healthcare professionals manage stress and anxiety. Learn how the five finger breathing exercise can be implemented in your daily routine, and start thinking about how you can begin practicing mindfulness to help you be present and ready for your patients. -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information...

Duration:00:16:23

32 - Entry Year 2018 TMDSAS Applicants Statistics and Processing Times with Mr. Matthew Meeks

9/14/2017
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Mr. Matthew Meeks, Director of TMDSAS, joins us on the podcast again to discuss some application statistics, the status of application processing, and we identify the top 5 schools that feed into the medical schools as of the Entry Year 2017. -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. TMDSAS HubTMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants If you have any questions...

Duration:00:20:15