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

In our inaugural edition of the newsletter, we provide updates for the Entry Year 2021 TMDSAS Application, application statistics for Entry Year 2019, and takeaways from the presentation at TAAHP.
Impacts Caused by COVID-19

The Texas Health Education Service (TXHES) is working closely with TMDSAS and its member institutions to develop strategies and update procedures  to respond to impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back to our newsroom for further updates.
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Changes to the EY 2021 Application

The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service would like to share the following updates to the application for Entry Year 2021.

Highlights include:

  • Demographics Section
    • Birth and Sex Options
      • This question asks an applicant’s sex and gives the option to decline to answer. Additionally, it asks the applicant’s gender identity and preferred pronouns.
  • Supporting Documents
    • Transcripts
      • Applicants will no longer send transcripts to TMDSAS at the time of submission. Instead, TMDSAS will automatically send messages to applicants once validation begins.
  • Veterinary School Applicants
    • Submission Deadline
      • The veterinary school deadline for applicants is now September 15th, 2020. Please consult the TAMU CVM website for more information.
April 2020 will also see the launch of the new TMDSAS website!
View Full List of Changes
TXHES and TMDSAS Presentations at TAAHP

TMDSAS and TXHES presented to the TAAHP membership at the yearly meeting in Galveston, TX on January 30, 2020. Below are the highlights of the presentation and key takeaways provided by the presenters.

TMDSAS Presentation
Restructuring Communications and Application Processing through Organizational Assessment

TXHES Presentation
Return of the Stats: Assessing the Health of the Applicant Pool

TMDSAS EY 2021 Application Timeline

For all deadlines and important dates, visit the TMDSAS website.

Download the Timeline
EY2019 Statistics
The following statistical reports are now available to advisors and applicants on the TMDSAS and TXHES websites.
  • The Applicant and Matriculant Statistics include Gender, State of Residency, and Age Distributions. It also includes overall GPA, BCPM GPA, and MCAT/DAT distribution and averages.
  • MCAT and GPA Combined shows the relationship between MCAT/DAT and GPA scores for applicants and matriculants, as well as a heat map indicating trends in each pool.
  • The 10-Year Trends worksheet includes total and average gender, MCAT/DAT scores, and overall GPA scores since Entry Year 2009.
View EY 2019 Statistics
Upcoming Dates
  • Mid-April: TMDSAS EY2021 Application Handbook released
  • Late April: New TMDSAS website Launches
  • May 1: TMDSAS Application Opens at 8 am Central Time
  • May 15: Offers of admission may only be extended to EY2020 applicants who are not holding a seat at another institution.
View all Deadlines and Important Dates
TMDSAS Podcast is now Inside Health Education 
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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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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