The Advisor Newsletter from the Texas Health Education Service (TXHES) and the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) provides updates and resources to support advisors for the health professions.

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In this newsletter, we'll focus on:
Thanks for everything you do to support our future healthcare professionals!
New! Have a Question or Concern You'd Like Us to Ask the TMDSAS Member Institutions?
We've recently partnered with TAAHP to focus on improving the pre-health advisor experience. We've now implemented a feedback form to will bring your concerns to the TMDSAS member institutions and share feedback in the next newsletter. Responses may be included in next month's newsletter.

We're excited to hear from you! If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know using the form below.
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New! "You Are Here" 📍How Late is Too Late to Submit An EY2021 Application? 

A commonly asked question at TMDSAS and in our online communities has been around the subject of when it's "too late" to apply. With the extension of the admissions timeline, the message of "applying early" has taken a back seat. The new norm sees schools making some major adjustments and extending their interview season.

Read Roadmap of Important Dates
New! Applying to Veterinary School? Know the Deadlines!

Are your veterinary applicants confused about the timeline for applying to Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine? Do they know how to plan for when the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine joins TMDSAS? This is just for them!

Deadlines for Veterinary Applicants

In case you missed it - we had a Veterinary Week on the Courage Sessions with the veterinary schools! Watch the recordings:

Courage Session with the
Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine

Courage Session with the
Texas Tech University
School of Veterinary Medicine
New! Preparing Your Students for Virtual Interviews
In many ways, preparing your students for virtual interviews remains largely the same.

However, advice about wearing the right type of shoes has shifted to making sure you have good lighting for you camera.

Here's what we've learned from our member institutions and AAMC about preparing for virtual interviews.
Read about Virtual Interviews
New! Here's How the EY2021 Numbers Compare to Other Years (September Update)
Applicants to TMDSAS schools have increased for each application type (dental, medical, and veterinary). Combined applicants to TMDSAS have increased 15%, and submitted applications are 18% higher than last year.
See Application by the Numbers
Connecting Schools and Empowering Applicants in Uncertain Times
The purpose of the Courage Session Live Q&A is to support students preparing to apply and offer member institutions an opportunity to address applicant questions. 

Since there have been many impacts caused by COVID-19 in the 2021 cycle, it is important that each applicant be aware of changes to admissions test dates, the updates to the Application Handbook, and changes in application deadlines. These updates are outlined in our newsroom.

Upcoming Session

  • September 24 - AAMC's FIRST team (Financial Information, Resources, and Tools). We'll address financial best practices for all professional school students!
New! Watch recordings of past Courage Sessions on our Youtube Channel!
View More Courage Sessions
Questions about the Application? Ask TMDSAS Office Hours!
Not sure how to answer a question on the application? Trying to figure out what the next step is for submitting? 

Ask the TMDSAS Office Hours team during their live Q&A session held weekly on the
TMDSAS Facebook page.
Inside Health Education  Podcast
On the podcast, we have collaborated with admissions deans and officers to get accurate and pertinent knowledge out to applicants. Our catalog includes: comprehensive discussions from professional school curricula, admissions test preparation, and academic and non-academic planning for a career in the health professions.

New episodes include:
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TMDSAS EY 2021 Application Timeline & Upcoming Dates
September 15
Veterinary Applicant Deadline for Texas A&M CVM
Evaluation Form deadline for Texas A&M CVM 

October 15
Medical Schools Begin Extending:
  • Pre-Match Offers (Texas Residents only)
  • Offers of Admission (Non-Texas Residents only)
October 30
Application Deadline for Dental and Medical Applicants

For all deadlines and important dates, visit the TMDSAS website.
Download the Timeline
Join Our Collaborative Online Communities

For applicants interested in applying to TMDSAS member institutions.

TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants
For non-traditional students interested in applying to TMDSAS member institutions.
About Texas Health Education Service

Texas Health Education Service amplifies TMDSAS' and JAMP'S mission to serve students, collegiate advisors, and professional schools in Texas by:

  • Providing students with accurate educational resources to enhance their preparation for a career in the health professions
  • Supporting efforts by advisors and professional schools to reach students and enrich the applicant pool
Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 2175 | Austin, Texas 78768 | Phone: 512-499-4785 | Fax: 512-499-4786
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