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2017-2018 University of Texas - Austin (Dell)

Discussion in '2017-2018 Allopathic School Specific Discussions' started by gyngyn, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. biochemgirl22

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    Thanks for posting! Congratulations! [emoji324]
     
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  3. Why worry about Step scores? Step is 99.9999% about you as a student and .0001% about the school. Almost everywhere in Texas has a 99% pass rate which means they adequately prepare students for it, so if you're really worried about Step then just make sure you study for Step a lot!
     
  4. BlackOrthoSurg

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    Lol. Tbh. I currently have them ranked as number 1 but I'm yet to see UTSW so it's hard to know if my opinions may change
     
  5. Fair enough homie. You'll do great wherever you are.
     
  6. fouracle

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    I don't necessarily think that's true. Why is Baylor step average so much higher than everyone else's, including many prestigious OOS schools? Is it really that the students are smarter?
     
  7. Eh, they aren't tremendously higher IMHO. Would love to see a Confidence Interval for it. Besides, it would be a stretch to say that any school's Step scores are causally related to their curriculum. Far more likely it has to do with the type of students they recruit.
     
  8. eljefemdfuturo

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    Maybe not causally, but research is showing that earlier clinical experience-->higher step scores. Baylors scores are probably higher than most because of a combination of the factors mentioned, but I do believe that the curriculum will have an impact on step scores.
     
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  9. Fair enough!
     
  10. BlackOrthoSurg

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    And the Baylor thing is actually interesting. They've been doing the 18 month curriculum for like 20yrs and they've had so much success with it that lots of schools just started doing it. They consistently score top 3 Nationwide which cannot be attributable to only the students they admit. Another interesting case is UTMB that have raised their step by switching from professors setting their individual exams to shelf NBME exams thoroughout preclinicals. So many ways to go about doing it
     
  11. BlackOrthoSurg

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    Since this is Dell's thread, I would mention that under the radar, there is a **** ton of interest about Dell's 1 year pre-clinicals; like does it even make sense, how can it be done effectively, can it be scaled to larger classes and what kind of step scores will it produce. So lots of med school deans are going to be looking out this year and next as the Dell kids begin to take their step to see how they do. Because it's been shown that regardless of how great your admit class is, the quality of teaching/curriculum will show in the step scores. Now it is possible that Dell's first step scores will be an outlier but no one can know till a few years at least. For now it will either justify them or raise a lot of questions about their approach.
     
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  12. Yeah I'm pretty curious, as well. Duke has been doing it for years now, though. They aren't exactly pioneering the program.
     
  13. BlackOrthoSurg

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    But that's n=1, which doesn't really convince anyone. It's like how you have schools like Baylor that has been doing the 18 month thing for two decades but it has taken so long for so many programs to slowly begin to switch.
     
  14. Yup! I agree. I might be biased too because I don't care about Step scores (going for primary care)
     
  15. natre_

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    Has anyone here still not receive a secondary? :(
     
  16. biochemgirl22

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    Me. [emoji137]
    Trying to keep hope but idk.
     
  17. Asaeed90cc

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    +1


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  18. biochemgirl22

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    Apparently they hand out secondaries even as late as October and November


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  19. Carmiche

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    Is there a recommended amount of time in which I'm supposed to complete the secondary? Didn't see anything specified, but I may have glossed over it.
     
  20. fouracle

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    I don't remember there being one. I waited quite a while.
     
  21. pinkydodo123

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    I received a video application... has anyone else gotten it
     
  22. biochemgirl22

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    Did you just get the invitation to complete it today? Congrats![emoji324]
     
  23. pinkydodo123

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    I got it yesterday... but it sounds like a secondary except it's an online interview? I haven't seen anyone else talking about it so I'm a bit lost lol...I'll probably do it tomorrow
     
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  24. biochemgirl22

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    Yup! That's the secondary [emoji322][emoji846][emoji4]! When did your file transmit?
     
  25. scroll up on this thread to see what others have said, and look on Dell's instruction page too. You need a laptop or computer with webcam to do this. Dress nice and sit in front of a non distracting background. You will be given a question and will have a short time period to record your video response, then and there. Good luck!
     
  26. pinkydodo123

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    OHHH. So it's still only just the Secondary..I think it was back in the beginning of June.
     
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  27. BlackOrthoSurg

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    Note that you can also use your phone if you want to relax that way..makes it like a FaceTime
     
  28. Samavs41

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    Too risky. High chances that I use "lowkey" or finish an answer with "You feel me, fam?"
     
  29. BlackOrthoSurg

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    Lol..low-key is my weakness. Don't know how to stop inserting it in conversation
     
  30. ModelMedMan

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    secondary invite on 9/14, TMDSAS transmitted on 8/3. IS, 518, 3.98
    If anyone is still interested bout that stuff
     
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  31. biochemgirl22

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    Thank you for posting! I had started to lose hope about getting a secondary at Dell. I transmitted a little after you so maybe I have a chance of hearing back for a secondary still. Congratulations on your success :)
     
  32. FutureMD2107

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    This may have Ben answered already but can't remember after reading so many posts. Is there a social or any other events the night before the interview?
     
  33. almostMD2015

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    Yeah there's a student-run social at a nearby bar the night before from 6:30-8:30ish. You should get an email about it close to the date of your interview. Usually within a week or so before it.
     

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