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    Episode 8: TMDSAS Corner: Getting Started on Your Application

    Episode 8: TMDSAS Corner: Getting Started on Your Application

    Anne shares the fastest way to start your registration for the TMDSAS application and walks us through all the ways to get a hold of someone when you need help.

    Cherry shares some advice for re-applicants to help them get registered for this application cycle.

    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

    Episode 7: TMDSAS Talks with Mr. Filo Maldonado from the Texas A&M College of Medicine

    Episode 7: TMDSAS Talks with Mr. Filo Maldonado from the Texas A&M College of Medicine

    Mr. Filo Maldonado from the Texas A&M College of Medicine joins us today to talk about his journey toward becoming the associate dean of admissions, and how his experiences have helped him connect with students.

    We gain wonderful insight into the admission process and what holistic review looks like at the Texas A&M COM. Mr. Maldonado also clears the air on a common admission myth, and offers advise to applicants who are planning out their personal statement/essays.

    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

    Episode 6: TMDSAS Corner - The 10 Things You Need to Start your TMDSAS Application

    Episode 6: TMDSAS Corner - The 10 Things You Need to Start your TMDSAS Application

    Anne, Cherry, Alanna, Matthew and Enrique team up to give you "The 10 Things You Need to Start your TMDSAS Application"

    With the application opening in less than two weeks, students will want to know what they need in order to fill out their application.


    The 10 things you need to apply are:
    1) High School Rank
    2) College Transcripts
    3) Evaluators' Information
    4) List of All Activities
    5) Test Scores
    6) Photo
    7) Essays/Personal Statements or Narrative
    8) Permanent Resident Card or Visa Stamp in Passport (If non-US citizen)
    9) Application Fee - $150
    10) A Careful Eye

    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

    Episode 5: TMDSAS Talks with Dr. Adriana Segura from UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry

    Episode 5: TMDSAS Talks with Dr. Adriana Segura from UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry

    Dr. Segura from the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry walks us through how she became the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and why she's called San Antonio home for 15 years.

    We dig into what a dental school's curriculum looks like, and she connects how dental prerequisite courses line up with dental school coursework.

    Dr. Segura also takes on a common admission myth, and tells us what holistic review looks like for a dental school.

    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

    Episode 4: TMDSAS Corner: Meet the Staff

    Episode 4: TMDSAS Corner: Meet the Staff

    In this episode of TMDSAS Corner, we meet Anne, Cherry, and Alanna - the three staff members who answer incoming calls/emails/messages to TMDSAS.

    Throughout the season, we will continue to check in with them to discuss:

    • Common stumbling blocks that prevent applications from being transmitted to schools quickly
    • The tips and tricks that let you hit the submit button faster
    • Application processing status updates

    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

    Episode 3: TMDSAS Talk with Dr. LaTanya Love from McGovern Medical School

    Episode 3: TMDSAS Talk with Dr. LaTanya Love from McGovern Medical School

    Dr. LaTanya Love talks to us about her journey to the McGovern Medical School, how the school's curriculum reflects that it is in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and she shares her expertise to debunk a popular admissions myth.

    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

    Episode 2: TMDSAS Corner with Mr. Matthew Meeks, Director of TMDSAS

    Episode 2: TMDSAS Corner with Mr. Matthew Meeks, Director of TMDSAS

    We join Mr. Matthew Meeks, Director of TMDSAS, to discuss what's ahead for the office, share some advice for applicants in the coming cycle, and addresses a common admissions myth: gaining Texas residency.


    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

    Episode 1: TMDSAS Talk with Dr. Kellaway from UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine

    Episode 1: TMDSAS Talk with Dr. Kellaway from UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine

    Dr. Judianne Kellaway is the Associate Dean of Admissions at the UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine.

    We talk with Dr. Judianne Kellaway, associate dean of admissions at the UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine (formerly UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine).

    Dr. Kellaway shares her journey as an ophthalmologist and associate dean of admissions, talks about the curriculum at the Long School of Medicine, and tackles a common medical admission myth.

    NOTE: Our apologies about the clinking sounds towards the last part of the episode. The room we had commissioned was being cleaned. We'll do better in future episodes!

    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

    Welcome to the TMDSAS Podcast!

    Episode 1: TMDSAS Talk with Dr. Kellaway from UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine


    Welcome to the TMDSAS Podcast!

    I'm your host, Enrique Jasso, Coordinator of Research, Advising Services, and Digital Media for the Texas Health Education Service in the TMDSAS Office.

    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.

    We’ll venture across the state to talk to TMDSAS-participating institutions to learn more about what makes them unique, and we’ll go across the hall at the TMDSAS office in Austin to get advice for applicants directly from the TMDSAS staff.

    So if you are preparing to apply to medical, dental, or veterinary school in Texas, make sure to subscribe to our podcast on iTunes to stay up to date with us, follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/tmdsas and Twitter @tmdsas and @tmdsassupport.

    If you have any questions or comments about today's podcast, you can reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

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