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In the TMDSAS Podcast, we explore the application in greater detail by connecting with the admissions experts who are ready to help.

Each episode is tailored to focus on different parts of the application all meant to help you, the applicant, be noticed by admissions committees.

Welcome to the TMDSAS Podcast!
Trailer 2 min 29 sec

All Episodes

Here's what to expect when medical acceptance offers go out starting October 15. We'll also go over what Pre-Match offers are, the ranking, and Match and what this means for Texas resident and non-Texas resident medical applicants. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Oct 11

51 min 28 sec

Have you ever wanted to ask your applicant liaison about your coursework, or PCR? Residency, or curious about the application processing? In this session, you will get to ask our Applicant Liaison, Breanna anything you would like to know about your application. Breanna will also share some insights that applicant liaisons would love for you to know! ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Oct 11

57 min 21 sec

In this Office Hour session, we will have a short tutorial on how and where to keep up with your application, your supporting document statuses, and TMDSAS processing times. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Sep 30

27 min 10 sec

TMDSAS Office Hours Q&A with Dr. Joel Robles, the Associate Director for the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP). We ask Dr. Robles questions about JAMP and learn how to prepare and apply to this unique program. To familiarize yourself with the program, you can visit https://www.texasjamp.org/ ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Sep 28

38 min 15 sec

There is no greater engineering challenge than to improve human health. You may have heard the saying: "If you want to go fast, go alone but if you want to go far, go together." Together the integration of Medicine and Engineering can take healthcare farther. Join Dr. Felix Morales from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine and Dean Dr. Al Sacco from the Texas Tech University College of Engineering as they share the vision for the new Medicine and Engineering program. Links referenced: Medicine and Engineering Lab Facilities

Aug 13

43 min 8 sec

Questions about entering coursework into the application have been among the most commonly asked this cycle.   Join the TMDSAS Communications Specialist, Zuleima Melendez, as she breaks down the process and helps you finish this section of the application.   Links referenced: TMDSAS Application Handbook: https://www.tmdsas.com/PLAN/references/application-handbook.html Course Listings Page: https://www.tmdsas.com/PLAN/references/COURSE_LISTINGS/index.html Prescribed Coursework Definitions: Dental: https://www.tmdsas.com/PLAN/dental/start-your-app/coursework/coursework-definitions.html  Medical: https://www.tmdsas.com/PLAN/medical/start-your-app/coursework/coursework-definitions.html Veterinary: https://www.tmdsas.com/PLAN/veterinary/start-your-app/coursework/coursework-definitions.html 

Jul 15

45 min 1 sec

PO Ryan Evans shares how the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program lifts the financial hurdle from so many students interested in pursuing the health professions. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jun 10

51 min 24 sec

"Your test prep begins when you take courses that cover topics assessed in the admissions tests." Petros Minasi and Jessica Peterson from Kaplan Test Prep walk us through how the DAT and MCAT create questions using the "languages from your science courses." While the advice to prepare early and being ready for your test are covered, we discuss larger issues like building your stamina for your test and establishing good habits to support your preparation (and the marathon of your application!).  Links Discussed: Get Started on MCAT (AAMC): https://students-residents.aamc.org/app.../taking-mcat-exam/ Get Started on DAT (ADA): https://www.ada.org/.../education.../dental-admission-test TMDSAS Dental Stats: https://www.tmdsas.com/.../Final-Statistics-Report-Dental... TMDSAS Medical Stats: https://www.tmdsas.com/.../Final-Statistics-Report... Kaplan's DAT Page: https://www.kaptest.com/dat Kaplan's MCAT Page: https://www.kaptest.com/mcat ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Apr 28

1 hr 10 min

Dr. Kate Dayton and Dr. Kathryn Horn discuss the inaugural class of University of Houston College of Medicine and share how unique learning communities help customize the journey for their medical students. We dig into their curriculum to understand how UH COM stands on its own among other medical schools. Links referenced: Learning Communities White Coat Ceremony UH COM Curriculum Curriculum Timeline ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Apr 23

1 hr

We're joined by health professions advisors to address your questions about preparing for the application. The "year of COVID" has affected everyone's plans, and pre-health students were not exempt. Clinical experiences were canceled, classes moved online, and timelines shifted. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Apr 15

1 hr 2 min

Welcomes one of the newest TMDSAS member institutions: the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine!   Learn about what makes SHSU-COM unique with the admissions team. We also discuss their admissions process and how applicants can align their application to the mission of the school.   ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Apr 13

59 min 29 sec

Join us in welcoming Baylor College of Medicine to TMDSAS on their first Courage Session! Admissions dean Dr. Karen Johnson and her team address your questions about the school. Links referenced in the video: TXHES - How to Prepare for Virtual Interviews: https://www.txhes.com/newsroom/articles/20.09-prepare-virtual-interviews.html Baylor College of Medicine Admissions: https://www.bcm.edu/education/school-of-medicine/m-d-program/admissions Baylor College of Medicine Scholarships and Loans: https://www.bcm.edu/education/financial-aid/scholarships-loans?fbclid=IwAR3Atnc8dPaHYWPAljIglZFChBIK3CMVXXTX_pr7mhwS02GZSxDzFayCwGI Baylor College of Medicine Curriculum Pathways: https://www.bcm.edu/education/school-of-medicine/m-d-program/curriculum/pathways?f[…]d=IwAR2j6grnsCgsOw1qDr3gJBmCFPkQ3hZpNT8DsdoqSJTNaRcoVoIqP_8XAME

Mar 12

1 hr 5 min

Want to know more about what it's like to be an OB/GYN? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Nwegbo-Banks as we learn about her pathway to medicine through Texas JAMP, her experiences in medical school and in residency, and how virtual platforms allow her to reach patients beyond the walls of her clinic. About Dr. Nwegbo-Banks: Peace Nwegbo-Banks, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist at Serenity Women's Health & Med Spa in Pearland, Texas. Dr. Nwegbo-Banks completed her bachelor’s degree in biology and minor in chemistry at the University of North Texas in Denton, graduating summa cum laude. She earned her medical degree at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in College Station, Texas, and pursued her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at The Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Nwegbo-Banks has her certification in robotic surgery with the da Vinci System and fundamentals in laparoscopic surgery. In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Nwegbo-Banks is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at UT Physicians, affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Texas Medical Association, the Society of OB/GYN Hospitalists, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. In her spare time, Dr. Nwegbo-Banks enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, running, lifting weights, yoga, leisure reading, and listening to R&B. Find Dr. Nwegbo-Banks at https://www.instagram.com/dr.nwegbobanks/ About Serenity Women's Health and Med Spa: https://www.serenity-women.com/provider/peace-u-nwegbo-banks-md-facog

Mar 2

50 min 21 sec

Our colleagues at the Tour for Diversity in Medicine join us for a special panel of physians who share their experiences as physicians in Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the #BIPOCinMed series. Our panel includes: Dr. Alden Landry Dr. Minerva Arenas Dr. Brandon Henry Dr. José Cruz About Tour for Diversity in Medicine: Conceived by former medical student leaders, Tour for Diversity in Medicine is a grassroots effort to educate, inspire, and cultivate future minority physicians and dentists. Current trends in racial and ethnic health care disparities are widely documented and a major focus of many recent federal and state health policy changes. One frequently discussed solution is the need to increase the number of minority providers. Follow Tour4Diversity at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tour4Diversity/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tour4diversity  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tour4diversity/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Tour4Diversity  ---------- Links: Connect with the Tour for Diversity in Medicine mentors at: http://tour4diversity.org/mentors/ Information on the SHPEP (Summer Health Professions Education Program): http://www.shpep.org/ The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)-http://national.lmsa.net/  The Student National Medical Association (SNMA)-https://snma.org/ ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Nov 2020

1 hr 2 min

Our colleagues at the Tour for Diversity in Medicine join us for a special panel of physians who share their experiences in medical school and as pre-med students as part of the #BIPOCinMed series. Our panel includes: Dr. Nathan Lott, Dr. Brandi Kaye, Dr. Janelle Chavez, Dr. Corey Shy, Dr. Love Anani. About Tour for Diversity in Medicine: Conceived by former medical student leaders, Tour for Diversity in Medicine is a grassroots effort to educate, inspire, and cultivate future minority physicians and dentists. Current trends in racial and ethnic health care disparities are widely documented and a major focus of many recent federal and state health policy changes. One frequently discussed solution is the need to increase the number of minority providers. Follow Tour4Diversity at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tour4Diversity/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tour4diversity  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tour4diversity/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Tour4Diversity  ---------- Links: Connect with the Tour for Diversity in Medicine mentors at: http://tour4diversity.org/mentors/ Information on the SHPEP (Summer Health Professions Education Program): http://www.shpep.org/ The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)-http://national.lmsa.net/  The Student National Medical Association (SNMA)-https://snma.org/ ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Nov 2020

1 hr 6 min

There's no doubt that medical enhancements are happening at a fast pace. With new technologies emerging quickly, tomorrow's doctors need to be well versed in a wider variety of toolsets to merge the practice of medicine with technological advances. Dr. Andrew Robbins explains the EnMed (Engineering & Medicine) program at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and the opportunities it offers its "physicianeers." Learn about the admissions process for the program, and what you can do to be a competitive applicant for this exciting field. Applications for Entry Year 2021 will be accepted until December 1, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Nov 2020

51 min 34 sec

Interviews for professional school are scary enough - and now they're virtual!   Do you know what you need to do to prepare or what to expect? Join us for a live podcast where we discuss the interview day, best practices for interviews, and what the schools are doing to make sure technology doesn't get in the way of your success. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Oct 2020

36 min 8 sec

Dr. LaTanya Love from the McGovern Medical School shares how changes to the admissions cycle due to COVID-19 should not derail aspiring physicians. We discuss what medical school looks like in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, and how applicants can use leverage the application to address unique situations. Links referenced: McGovern Medical School Diversity Resources ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Oct 2020

55 min 58 sec

We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine joining TMDSAS! Dr. Perry shares some excellent insights for applicants curious about attending medical school in El Paso and some exciting news on the horizon as the campus continues to grow and serve the State of Texas. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Oct 2020

1 hr 5 min

UTMB is the oldest medical school in Texas, but there's no indication that it's slowing down. Join us as we learn about the school, some exciting programs for students and interdisciplinary education, as well as what impacts applicants can expect for the admission cycle during the COVID-19 pandemic. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Oct 2020

59 min 56 sec

We meet with the Admissions & JAMP Medical School Coordinator, Ms. Gaby Loredo, to discuss the changes to the admissions cycle at The UT Austin Dell Medical School. Our discussion also includes information on what applicants can expect on the secondary application. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Sep 2020

57 min 20 sec

In this Courage Session, Mr. Filo Maldonado joins us from the Texas A&M College of Medicine to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the admissions cycle. We talk about the interview season and what delaying the TMDSAS Match means for applicants.s   Recorded live on Facebook on July 2, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Sep 2020

1 hr 15 min

Enrique and Dr. Beck from the Texas Health Education Service share special considerations for what students can expect as they continue to prepare for professional school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  While many traditional opportunities may not be available as we all work together to flatten the curve, there are plenty of opportunities you can take advantage of to help your neighbors and build a resume that shows your commitment to helping others.  This episode was recorded live on June 11, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Sep 2020

59 min 56 sec

Dr. Ralph Cooley shares the unique benefits students at the UT Health School of Dentistry at Houston have, and how interdisciplinary education thrives in the heart of the largest health complex in Texas. We also explore the changes that have happened this application cycle (and incoming class) in response to COVID-19. Recorded live on Facebook on June 4, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Aug 2020

1 hr

Dr. Mike Kennedy joins us to discuss the differences of osteopathic vs. allopathic medicine (but most importantly all the ways they are the same), and we dig into what the changes to this application cycle mean for applicants. Recorded live on Facebook on June 18, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Aug 2020

1 hr 6 min

Dr. Felix Morales joins us to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare and the admissions process into medical school. We also discuss implications for current and future medical school students as telemedicine becomes more prevalent.  Recorded live on Facebook on June 10, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Aug 2020

1 hr 5 min

Mr. Paul Hermesmeyer and Dr. Joel Robles discuss the opportunities and services the Joint Admission Medical Program provides its students. Learn about the application process, program benefits, and how JAMP assures you have a spot in one of the participating Texas medical schools. To learn more about JAMP, visit www.texasjamp.org.  Recorded live on Facebook on June 17, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Aug 2020

1 hr 16 min

We're excited to welcome the admissions team from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso - Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine to reveal everything that's gone into establishing the first new dental school in Texas in decades. Recorded live on Facebook on May 28, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jul 2020

58 min 1 sec

The admissions team at The UT Southwestern Medical School offers advice on how students can adjust their plan amid COVID-19 impacts to the pre-health experience. With so many activities cancelled or limited, there are still plenty of opportunities to keep moving forward with your preparation. Recorded live on Facebook on June 3, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jul 2020

1 hr 2 min

During this week's Courage Session, we have a team-up of two admissions from our dental schools: Dr. Barbara Miller - Texas A&M University College of Dentistry Dr. Kay Malone - UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry Dr. Miller and Dr. Malone offer insights into how the admissions process for dental applicants has been affected by COVID-19, and how pre-dental students can best prepare for the rigors of dental school.  Recorded live on Facebook on May 27, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jul 2020

1 hr 5 min

Join the TXHES team as we discuss the changes to the TMDSAS Application Timeline caused by COVID-19. With the delayed application deadline, schools will have additional flexibility to interview applicants whose applications may be adversely impacted by delays such as cancelled test dates, late letters of evaluation, or other unforeseen circumstance. View the deadlines: https://www.tmdsas.com/PLAN/references/deadlines.html This session was recorded live on May 13, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jul 2020

1 hr 7 min

In this episode of the Courage Session, we welcome Dr. Judianne Kellaway from the Long School of Medicine. We discuss impacts to the admissions process caused by COVID-19 as well as the use of CASPer and the new video interviews implemented for this admissions cycle. This session was recorded live on May 6, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jul 2020

1 hr 4 min

In this episode, we discuss the meaning behind the name "Courage Sessions," our live Q&A sessions where we invite professional schools to address applicant concerns and questions. This session was recorded live on April 22, 2020. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions about preparing for professional school, and receive information directly from TMDSAS/TXHES, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jul 2020

1 hr 12 min

Entry Year 2021 is a different application cycle. Your journey to professional school is a marathon, and we are here to help with #CourageSessions. We'll bring on professional schools, advisors, and TMDSAS staff to address your questions about the application and impacts caused by COVID-19. This week, we welcome the TMDSAS Coordinator and TMDSAS Senior Academic Evaluator and Resource Manager to address your questions about the application for entry year 2021.

May 2020

1 hr 4 min

Have some unique experiences you're hesitant to share in your application? Re-frame them - there's almost always some trait or characterstic that connects back to being an effective healthcare provider. John Fierst, assistant director of academic advising at Rice University, walks us through some common examples of experiences how they align with the qualities and attributes schools look for in applicants. --------- Links: 2020 APPLY Magazine: https://www.txhes.com/support/apply-magazine.html

Apr 2020

22 min 34 sec

We're excited to welcome Liz Feezor to walk us through how to organize your experiences and attributes in preparation for your essays. We discuss how to reflect on what your Ikigai, or reason for being, is and align this practice to the competencies schools expect to see in your application. To reach Liz Feezor on any step of the essay writing process, you can reach her at hello@lizfeezor.com. Follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bylizfeezor/.    

Apr 2020

23 min 55 sec

We're pleased to introduce our new Executive Director at TXHES, TMDSAS, and JAMP, Matthew Meeks! Listeners will recognize Mr. Meeks as the former director of TMDSAS; he brings his expertise and leadership to help guide us into the next chapter of the organization. We also discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on the TMDSAS Application cycle, and learn about how the member institutions are working together to help applicants.  Here are links we reference: TMDSAS and TXHES Newsroom: https://www.txhes.com/newsroom/updates/tmdsas-covid-impacts-ey21.html EY 2021 TMDSAS Application Timeline: https://www.txhes.com/newsroom/articles/20.03-tmdsas-timeline.html

Apr 2020

25 min 47 sec

When thinking about wellness, we're flooded with ideas of working out, eating healthier, and practicing mindfulness. However, for a healthcare provider, wellness is a paramount lifelong practice that can help reduce burnout and enhance the quality of life. Our guests this episode include: Dr. LaTanya Love, Pediatrician and Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, Admissions, and Student Affairs Hanna Ghirmay, Director of Student Wellness Hannah Uhlig-Reche, MD/MPH 4th year medical student Dr. Mani Singh, McGovern Medical School graduate We discuss the McGovern Wellness Instagram; you can follow them at https://www.instagram.com/mcgovernwellness/.

Mar 2020

26 min 53 sec

Dr. Judianne Kellaway, associate dean for admissions and outreach at the Long School of Medicine in San Antonio, TX joins us to discuss how their school uses the CASPer assessment.  We go into some detail about many aspects of the CASPer, so here are some links to help you continue your research: CASPer website (https://takecasper.com/) How CASPer Works (https://takecasper.com/about-casper/) Dr. Kellaway also discusses the Standardized One Way Video Interview pilot they are starting this application cycle. Please keep an eye out if you receive an invitation to participate and help Long SOM with developing this aspect of the application.

Feb 2020

25 min 5 sec

Robert Dahl, UTMB MS1, shares his insights (and stories) on how to bring your best self to the interview day. Some of the key points are to: Create an interview day routine Keep good notes to reflect on Talk to people at the school - is this where you want to be for four years? Robert references some resources and previous episodes of the podcast. Here are some links: Roadmap to Professional School: Seniors with Mr. Vasquez: http://insidehealtheducation.com/48-senior-roadmap-to-professional-school-from-interviews-to-the-tmdsas-match Journaling for Success with Ms. Gutheil: http://insidehealtheducation.com/51-journaling-your-way-to-success Pre-Med Playbook by Dr. Ryan Grey: https://medicalschoolhq.net/the-premed-playbook-guide-to-the-medical-school-interview/

Dec 2019

30 min 9 sec

New name. Enhanced mission.  As of today, the TMDSAS Podcast will be re-branded as the Inside Health Education Podcast! In this episode, Enrique explains how Inside Health Education will continue to bring you information directly from admissions officers, advisors, and TMDSAS with an added focus toward addressing the needs of future healthcare providers. Visit the Texas Health Education Service at www.txhes.com. ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. Inside Health Education is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Dec 2019

4 min 21 sec

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 activity log to help keep everything in one place.  ---------- Links: Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll (book) Bullet Journal Companion App "How to Bullet Journal" (video) "Journal Your Way to Success" article written by Enrique Jasso Jr, M.A.  ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Aug 2019

26 min 23 sec

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: Nichole Castillo, Academic Evaluator Brendan Tyler, Application Support Specialist Cherry Gonzales, Operations Specialist 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 Entering AP Credit (3:48) Entering Dual Credit (6:48) Semester vs. Quarter Hours (7:58) Whether a course was "Last Time Taken" (10:02) Technical Questions Making Changes after Submitting (12:41) FERPA Regulations (15:19) Why It's Important to Save Often (16:25) Copying and Pasting into the Application (17:10) Downloading a PDF of the Full Application (18:51) Accessing and Using the PCR (19:27) Issues with the Chronology (21:07) Current vs. Planned Activities (22:08) Don't Open Multiple Tabs/Windows (25:09) Supporting Documents Questions Supporting Docs Defined (25:56) Supporting Document Processing Times (26:20) Tracking Your Documents (27:09) Documents Needed for Transmitting to Schools (27:49) Documents Needed for Interview Invites (28:21) Planning Your Transcripts Timeline (28:41) Electronic Transcripts (30:42) Foreign Transcripts (33:15) Contacting TMDSAS (34:43) ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jul 2019

36 min 56 sec

"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 isolating.  ---------- Links referenced: Pre-Med Years Session 343: Mila’s 17-year Long Journey to a Medical School Acceptance: https://medicalschoolhq.net/pmy-343-milas-17-year-long-journey-to-a-medical-school-acceptance/ Find an Advisor from NAAHP: https://www.naahp.org/student-resources/find-an-advisor ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jun 2019

24 min 40 sec

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 episode: TMDSAS Application Timeline: https://www.tmdsas.com/Forms/ApplicationTimeline.pdf "Holistic Review in the Medical Admissions Process and What It Means for You" from the 2019 APPLY Magazine by Mr. Filo Maldonado: https://www.tmdsas.com/Forms/ApplyMagazine2019.pdf#page=11 Episode 34: Planning Your Next Steps: Preparing Your Marketing Campaign: http://tmdsaspodcast.libsyn.com/34-planning-your-next-steps-preparing-your-marketing-campaign  Episode 36: "Thinking About Re-Applying? Start Here!" with Dr. Deb Beck: http://tmdsaspodcast.libsyn.com/36-dr-beck-on-using-the-four-legged-stool-to-help-reapplicants  Pre-Med Years Session 335: "Rebounding from Two Low MCAT Scores to Gain an Acceptance": https://medicalschoolhq.net/rebounding-from-two-low-mcat-scores-to-gain-an-acceptance/ The TMDSAS Match video: https://youtu.be/UeoLLjkKvng  ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jun 2019

47 min 4 sec

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 Your Marketing Campaign http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/6571011 35 - Leveraging the Core Competencies in Your Favor http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/6571009  AAMC Guidelines for Writing a Letter of Evaluation for a Medical School Applicant https://www.aamc.org/download/349990/data/lettersguidelinesbrochure.pdf ---------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

May 2019

22 min 15 sec

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. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Jan 2019

29 min 50 sec

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: The application to medical, dental, or veterinary school begins on Day 1 of college! During the transition from high school to college, you'll want to learn how to learn deeply. Making good grades does not equal learning. Take Gen Chem as soon as possible to stay in line with the sequence of courses. College is about growth and development. Reflect on why you're pursuing the activities you're doing, what you're getting out of the experiences, and how this will make you a better healthcare professional. Build your network. Engage with professors, TAs, peers, and health professions advisors. Keep a record of your activities and what you take away from these experiences. Think positively! You're on this road for the long haul. -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Nov 2018

36 min 39 sec

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 Advisor The National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) provides a free service to applicants who do not have an advisor. Volunteer advisors are available to help applicants. If you are interested in this support service, email volunteer.advisor@naahp.org. Please indicate the undergraduate school that you are attending, or have graduated from and when you graduated. In addition, please indicate which particular health profession you are interested in, and in what State you currently reside. Your questions will be forwarded to a volunteer advisor and that individual will respond to you directly. -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Oct 2018

13 min 36 sec

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 Medical School Applicant," which outlines the areas medical schools seek in an LOE.  -------------- Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors. The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle.  The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants. If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com. The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

Oct 2018

17 min 35 sec