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Build an application that gets noticed by professional schools. Subscribe if you plan on applying to dental, medical, podiatry or veterinary school!We guide you through the pre-health journey by connecting with the admissions experts, application support, and advisors who share first-hand insights. … read more

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97 - Welcome to The UT Tyler School of Medicine!

July 15th, 2022


UT Tyler SOM is ready for your application! Learn about the newest medical school in Texas during this session and learn what it takes to craft a …

96 - Welcome to The UT RGV School of Podiatric Medicine

July 15th, 2022


UTRGV SOPM is ready to review your application to podiatry school! Join their admissions team as we learn more about the first school of podiatry in …

95 - Veterinary Schools Panel

July 14th, 2022


The veterinary school admissions officers address your questions about applying to veterinary school. Learn about best practices and what happens …

94 - Medical Schools Panel

July 14th, 2022


The medical school admissions deans address your questions about applying to medical school. Learn about best practices and what happens behind the …

93 - Dental Schools Panel

July 14th, 2022


The dental school admissions deans address your questions about applying to dental school. Learn about best practices and what happens behind the …

92 - Medical Acceptances, Pre-Match Offers, and Ranking

October 11th, 2021


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 …

91 - TMDSAS Office Hours AMA with Applicant Liaison Breanna

October 11th, 2021


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 …

90 - TMDSAS Office Hours: Keeping Up With Your Application

September 30th, 2021


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 …

89 - TMDSAS Office Hours with JAMP

September 28th, 2021

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 …

88 - Engineering the Future of Healthcare with Texas Tech HSC SOM

August 13th, 2021


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 …

87 - Your Questions about Entering Coursework into the TMDSAS Application with the TMDSAS Support Team

July 15th, 2021


Questions about entering coursework into the application have been among the most commonly asked this cycle.   Join the TMDSAS Communications …

86 - Funding your Health Education with the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

June 10th, 2021


PO Ryan Evans shares how the Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program lifts the financial hurdle from so many students interested in …

85 - Conquer Your Admissions Test: Courage Session with Kaplan Test Prep

April 28th, 2021


"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 …

84 - University of Houston College of Medicine is More than Just Another Medical School in Houston - Courage Session

April 23rd, 2021


Dr. Kate Dayton and Dr. Kathryn Horn discuss the inaugural class of University of Houston College of Medicine and share how unique learning …

83 - Courage Session: Ask an Advisor

April 15th, 2021


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 …

82 - Courage Session with Sam Houston State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

April 13th, 2021


Welcomes one of the newest TMDSAS member institutions: the Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine!   Learn about what makes …

81 - Courage Session with Baylor College of Medicine

March 12th, 2021


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 …

80 - Courage Session with Dr. Peace Nwegbo-Banks (OB/GYN)

March 2nd, 2021


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 …

79 - Courage Session with Tour for Diversity in Medicine: Being a Texas Doctor

November 20th, 2020


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 …

78 - Courage Session with Tour for Diversity in Medicine: Applying to Texas Medical Schools

November 20th, 2020

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 …

77 - EnMed (Engineering & Medicine) at Texas A&M College of Medicine

November 6th, 2020


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 …

76 - How to Prepare for Virtual Interviews

October 22nd, 2020


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 …

75 - Courage Session with McGovern Medical School

October 6th, 2020


Dr. LaTanya Love from the McGovern Medical School shares how changes to the admissions cycle due to COVID-19 should not derail aspiring physicians. …

74 - Courage Session with TTUHSC El Paso Foster SOM

October 2nd, 2020


We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine joining TMDSAS! …

73 - Courage Session with The UT Medical Branch at Galveston

October 1st, 2020


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 …

72 - Courage Session with Dell Medical School

September 24th, 2020


We meet with the Admissions & JAMP Medical School Coordinator, Ms. Gaby Loredo, to discuss the changes to the admissions cycle at The UT Austin …

71 - Courage Session with Texas A&M College of Medicine

September 4th, 2020


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 …

70 - Adjusting Your Plan in Uncertain Times

September 1st, 2020


Enrique and Dr. Beck from the Texas Health Education Service share special considerations for what students can expect as they continue to prepare …

69 - Courage Session with UT Health School of Dentistry at Houston

August 19th, 2020


Dr. Ralph Cooley shares the unique benefits students at the UT Health School of Dentistry at Houston have, and how interdisciplinary education …

68 - Courage Session with University of North Texas HSC - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM)

August 17th, 2020


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 …

67 - Courage Session with Texas Tech HSC School of Medicine

August 13th, 2020


Dr. Felix Morales joins us to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected healthcare and the admissions process into medical school. We also …

66 - Helping Texans Build a Pathway to Medical School with the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)

August 7th, 2020


Mr. Paul Hermesmeyer and Dr. Joel Robles discuss the opportunities and services the Joint Admission Medical Program provides its students. Learn …

65 - Courage Session with TTUHSC El Paso Hunt School of Dental Medicine

July 31st, 2020


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 …

64 - Courage Session with UT Southwestern Medical School

July 29th, 2020


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 …

63 - Courage Session with Texas A&M College of Dentistry and UTHSCA School of Dentistry

July 27th, 2020


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 …

62 - How the Application Timeline Changed for EY2021

July 24th, 2020


Join the TXHES team as we discuss the changes to the TMDSAS Application Timeline caused by COVID-19. With the delayed application deadline, schools …

61 - Courage Session with Long School of Medicine

July 22nd, 2020


In this episode of the Courage Session, we welcome Dr. Judianne Kellaway from the Long School of Medicine. We discuss impacts to the admissions …

60 - Why "Courage Sessions?" with TXHES

July 20th, 2020


In this episode, we discuss the meaning behind the name "Courage Sessions," our live Q&A sessions where we invite professional schools to address …

59 - Courage Session with TMDSAS

May 11th, 2020


Entry Year 2021 is a different application cycle. Your journey to professional school is a marathon, and we are here to help with #CourageSessions. …

58 - Identifying Transferable Skills in Your Experiences with John Fierst

April 28th, 2020


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, …

57 - Finding Your Ikigai (Reason for Being) with Liz Feezor

April 21st, 2020


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 …

56 - Meet the New TXHES Executive Director, Matthew Meeks and Learn about TMDSAS' COVID-19 Response

April 14th, 2020


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 …

55 - Making "Wellness" More than a Buzzword at McGovern Medical School

March 6th, 2020


When thinking about wellness, we're flooded with ideas of working out, eating healthier, and practicing mindfulness. However, for a healthcare …

54 - How Long SOM in San Antonio Uses CASPer

February 21st, 2020


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 …

53 - Interview Day Tips from Robert Dahl, UTMB MS1

December 20th, 2019


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 …

52 - Introducing the Inside Health Education Podcast

December 12th, 2019


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 …

51- Journal Your Way to Success

August 9th, 2019


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 …

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

July 19th, 2019


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, …

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

June 27th, 2019


"Not all who wander are lost"

We conclude the Roadmap to Professional School series with this episode for Non-Traditional Students. Where an …

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

June 21st, 2019


Mr. Fernando Vasquez from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine offers excellent advice for seniors in the application process on …

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

May 20th, 2019


We continue on the Roadmap to Professional School with what Juniors should be doing to prepare. Laura Olivas, Senior Director of Admissions at the …

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

January 22nd, 2019


Continuing with the Roadmap to Professional School series, LeTanya Neely (Director of Student Recruitment and JAMP Coordinator at the UTMB at …

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

November 30th, 2018


In the first episode of the Roadmap to Professional School series, Dr. Scott Wright (Executive Director of TMDSAS, JAMP, Texas Health Education …

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

October 19th, 2018


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 …

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

October 12th, 2018


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 …

42 - Reframing the Essays for Admissions Committee Review

October 4th, 2018


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 …

41 - What Your Activities Tell the Admissions Committee

September 28th, 2018


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 …

40 - Processing at TMDSAS with the Academic Evaluation Team

July 5th, 2018


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 …

39 - Let's Talk About Texas Residency

June 8th, 2018


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 …

38 - Applying Early and Why It Matters to TMDSAS Applicants

May 25th, 2018


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 …

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

May 18th, 2018


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 …

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

April 24th, 2018


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 …

35 - Leveraging the Core Competencies in Your Favor

April 6th, 2018


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 …

34 - Planning Your Next Steps: Preparing Your Marketing Campaign

November 17th, 2017


Interviews are in high gear right now, and will continue until the TMDSAS Match (learn more about it here:

33 - Strategies for Managing Stress with Ms. Shannon Gutheil

September 23rd, 2017


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 …

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

September 15th, 2017


Mr. Matthew Meeks, Director of TMDSAS, joins us on the podcast again to discuss some application statistics, the status of application processing, …

31 - Considerations for Non-Traditional Dental Applicants with Dr. Barbara Miller

August 22nd, 2017


Dr. Barbara Miller from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry joins us again to discuss considerations for non-traditional applicants to dental …

30 - "Is Academic Fresh Start Right for You?" with Mr. Matthew Meeks

August 18th, 2017


Mr. Matthew Meeks answers questions from the Non-Traditional Applicants Facebook Group about Texas' Academic Fresh Start program, and how it applies …

29 - Stand Out in Your Application by Being the Best YOU! with Dr. Judianne Kellaway

August 15th, 2017


Dr. Judianne Kellaway from the Long School of Medicine joins us again to talk about the unique challenges facing different non-traditional …

28 - Transforming Your "Gap Year" into an "Enrichment Year" with Dr. David Jones

August 4th, 2017


Dr. David Jones realigns our thinking about "gap years" and why they should be regarded as "Enrichment Years". We also discuss time management, …

27 - "Is Post-Bac Right for You?" with Ms. Anderson and Mr. Rainey

August 3rd, 2017


Ms. Shirley Anderson and Mr. Doyen Rainey are advisors at The UT Dallas Health Professions Office. They join us to talk about how applicants can decide if post-bac coursework is a viable option, and how life experiences …

26 - Academic Considerations for Non-Traditional Applicants with Ms. Lesley Riley

July 28th, 2017


Ms. Lesley Riley, Director of the UT Austin Health Professions Office, walks us through some of the academic considerations a non-traditional applicant needs to consider when thinking about applying to medical, dental, …

25 - Finding Non-Traditional Applicant Resources with Dr. Karen DeOlivares

July 27th, 2017


Dr. Karen De Olivares, Director of the Health Professions Advising Center at The University of Texas at Dallas, joins us to discuss the first steps non-traditional applicants need to consider when thinking about a …

24 - Leverage Life Experiences in Your Application with Dr. Latanya Love

July 21st, 2017


Dr. Latanya Love from the McGovern Medical School joins us once again on the podcast to support non-traditional applicants. We discuss how applicants …

23 - Introduction for the Non-Traditonal Applicant Series

July 20th, 2017


Now that we’ve met the admissions deans at the TMDSAS participating schools, we’re moving into a new series that aims to help a population of …

22 - Meet the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

July 14th, 2017


As the only Veterinary School in Texas, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine stands out on its own. In this panel discussion, we discuss …

21 - Meet The UT Southwestern Medical Center

July 10th, 2017


We discuss The UT Southwestern Medical Center curriculum, student progress, and how to excel in the interview process. Our panel of guests includes:

20 - Meet Mr. Joel Daboub from The UT Austin Dell Medical School

June 20th, 2017


Mr. Joel Daboub tells us about The UT Austin Dell Medical School's mission and how it connects to the curriculum by integrating community health …

19 - Common Application Questions

June 16th, 2017


Anne and Cherry talk about some of the most common questions that have come into the TMDSAS inbox in the past month. We discuss releasing test scores, and application delays caused by applicants waiting on supporting …

18 - Meet Dr. Jeffrey Rabek from the UT Medical Branch at Galveston

June 12th, 2017


Dr. Jeffrey Rabek from the UT Medical Branch at Galveston joins us in this episode to discuss Texas' first medical school. Dr. Rabek's work in …

17 - Meet Dr. Barbara Miller from the Texas A&M College of Dentistry

June 9th, 2017


Dr. Barbara Miller tells us about how the Texas A&M College of Dentistry offers a robust experience for future dentists in Dallas, TX. We also …

16 - Meet Mr. Paul Hermesmeyer from the Joint Admission Medical Program

June 7th, 2017


Mr. Paul Hermesmeyer, Director of JAMP, talks about how this program has helped Texas' economically disadvantaged population forge their way into …

15 - Meet Dr. Felix Morales from the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

May 30th, 2017


Dr. Felix Morales tells us about his journey from Fort Stockton, Texas to the role of associate dean of admissions at the Texas Tech HSC SOM.

He …

14 - Meet Dr. Schydlower from the Texas Tech HSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso

May 25th, 2017


In this episode, we meet Dr. Schydlower, admissions dean for the Texas Tech HSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso. Dr. Schydlower tells us …

13 - Texas Med/Dent Roundup Kickoff with Dr. Scott Wright

May 23rd, 2017


Dr. Scott Wright tells us about the Texas Med/Dent Roundup happening this October in San Marcos, TX. The event will have keynote speakers Dr. Jen …

12 - Meet Ms. Betty Monfort From UTRGV School Of Medicine

May 14th, 2017


Ms. Betty Monfort from the UTRGV School of Medicine joins us this week to talk about the newest medical school in Texas. We learn about her path to …

11 - Meet Dr. Robert Spears from the UT School Of Dentistry at Houston

May 10th, 2017


Dr. Robert Spears at the UT Health Houston School of Dentistry joins us to discuss dentistry education and how this school's mission aligns with …

10 - Meet Dr. Scott Wright, Executive Director Of TMDSAS

May 4th, 2017


Dr. Scott Wright, Executive Director of the Texas Health Education Service, TMDSAS, and JAMP, tells us about his roles as an admissions officer at a …

9 - Meet Dr. Mike Kennedy From UNTHSC - Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine

May 1st, 2017


Today's guest, Dr. Mike Kennedy, from the UNTHSC - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, addresses common applicant questions about osteopathic …

8 - Getting Started on Your Application

April 25th, 2017


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 …

7 - Meet Mr. Filo Maldonado From The Texas A&M College Of Medicine

April 24th, 2017


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 …

6 - The 10 Things You Need to Start Your TMDSAS Application

April 20th, 2017


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 …

5 - Meet Dr. Adriana Segura from UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry

April 18th, 2017


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 …

4 - Meet the TMDSAS Staff

April 13th, 2017


In the episode of TMDSAS Corner, we meet staff members who answer incoming calls/emails/messages to TMDSAS. Throughout the season, we will continue …

3 - Meet Dr. LaTanya Love from McGovern Medical School

April 9th, 2017


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 …

2 - Meet the Director Of TMDSAS, Mr. Matthew Meeks

April 1st, 2017


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.


1 - Meet Dr. Kellaway from Long School of Medicine

March 31st, 2017


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

Welcome to the TMDSAS Podcast!

March 28th, 2017


Welcome to the TMDSAS Podcast! Meet your podcast host, Enrique Jasso, Coordinator of Research, Advising Services, and Digital Media at the TMDSAS Office in Austin, TX! Listen to what we'll be bringing you with the …

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