UTMB FALL 2010 (University of Texas Medical Branch) - page 2

UTMB Fall 2010 Application period starts tomorrow Nov. 15, 2009 Who here are applying for it? Btw, there is the ATI TEAS entrance exam for FALL 2010. Anyone taken it yet? I can't seem to find the registration for it in the... Read More

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    I took the TEAS test last week with ATI and it did not include the Critical thinking portion, and when i asked the person who administered the test if she knew about the critical thinking part; she didn't, so I guess we won't have to?

    And for the interviews I think most people found out in march last year when their interviews were, however I have a friend who didn't find out about her interview until may and she still was admitted for fall 2009!

    Good luck to everyone who is applying!

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    How bad was the science part of the TEAS? I took my NET 2 months ago for and got an 89 composite, but then I found out I need to take the TEAS for UTMB. The Chem part scares me a little... :/
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    Re: References for UTMB

    Are references supposed to write and submit letters of recommendation or are they only listed in the application with their information? I've heard conflicting information.

    Online nowhere does it say they NEED to send in letters - only for schools that require it, but the SON site does not specifically mention it. OTOH, I know someone who did send in letters from references about 5-6 years ago...
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    How's the TEAS test?
    What do we need to really focus on?
    Can we use calculator?
    Any tips?

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    I took the TEAS on Tuesday. The reading has 42 questions; you read a short paragraph and then answer questions. Some of the questions deal with following directions: put an x on the square with an odd number in it, rotate the figure 90 degrees, color the square at the top, rotate 180 degrees, which of the following figures is correct. Math has 30 questions; most are fractions, addition, subtraction, ratios and some algebra. The science section covers human body science, life science, Earth and physical science and scientific reasoning; I used the Kaplan guide to study for the science part. English covers grammar, spelling, definitions, punctuation, and spelling. I used the ATI manual and online test to study along with some of the practice guides online. You are not able to use a calculator.

    How bad was the science part of the TEAS? I took my NET 2 months ago for and got an 89 composite, but then I found out I need to take the TEAS for UTMB. The Chem part scares me a little... :/
    I did the opposite. I took the TEAS first and will take the NET on Jan 6. The science part was much easier than I expected, but it does cover a wide range of material. I remember the chemistry part dealing with acids and bases, gases, solids, liquids, and atomic numbers.
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    Hi! I just signed up for this forum but have read ALL of spring 2010 and learned so many interesting things. As for the references in the application, I believe we need to list 3 but do not need them to send letters of recommendation. That is for other programs. I took the teas about a month ago and thought it was much easier than the net test. I received a 90% composite score and 86% for UTMB. I'm applying to UT-houston and UTMB. UTMB is my first choice because I keep hearing so many good things about them!
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    Does anyone know what UTMB is actually looking for? I just took the test Jan. 2 and the score sheet reads:

    Adjusted Individual Score: 78%
    Mean-National: 62%
    Mean-Program: 64.2%
    Percentile Rank-National: 91
    Percentile Rank-Program: 88

    The test didn't SEEM hard compared to the NET and HESI A-2, but I think because it didn't have a lot of questions, that affects your score more (can't get away with as many wrong with so few questions).

    But the Mean Scores confused me. I thought my score was bad but compared to the Mean scores it looks okay. What are they basing that off of? Is that really what people have been scoring? And what is UTMB even looking for? Are they looking at our overall score or at each section's score individually?

    Two of my friends took the test the same day and both made just under the Mean scores (they didn't do as well as I did when we took the NET and HESI either, though). But another girl who we don't know was talking to us after the test and she didn't tell us her score but she seemed confused too and she was asking us, "So what's considered good?" and "Do you know what UTMB wants?" I just felt so lost.
    And to think, a few months ago I was looking forward to UTMB being the ONE school I was applying to that didn't require some crazy admissions test and now they became just like every other program.

    Also -- I didn't use the ATI Study Guide. I bought the HESI Study Guide months ago and was already studying it religiously for that test so I figured it might help with the TEAS. It didn't, the TEAS seemed to be a completely different format. I wish I had bought the ATI Study Guide!
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    I agree. The Teas test seemed way easier than the NET. I made just about the same scores as you and feel the most important thing is the percentile rank for the program. You are in the top 88% of people that are applying to UTMB. As for a certain score, I've been told UTMB isn't looking for that. My sister, who is also applying to UTMB, told me she had called them about that and that it appeared that our scores might be used for the semester following us, as to set a standard or something. All and all, I think you're safe with 88% because they usually let in the top 10-15% and half those people get accepted and attend elsewhere.

    Besides the teas score they look at 3 GPA's; science GPA (Ap's, micro, chem, science elective, nutrition), prereq GPA and your overall GPA. They combine all 3 of these GPA's and that is the number they focus on. I was just told for the 2009 class a 3.2 GPA was average. So that's not bad at all.
    Good luck to you!!
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    Really? So they kind of do it like UTHSC? Cuz I know on UTLINK for UT Houston they have 3 different GPAs listed. I got kind of sad because my prereq GPA is really good and my Science is near perfect (stupid B in Chem, but the rest are As), but my OVERALL GPA from my current school is pretty low. =( But if they average it all together for UTMB it should still come out to 3.something.
    I know some people don't feel comfortable sharing their scores I can totally accept that but I think sharing them helps the rest of us better understand how the test actually works and how UTMB might be using it in the admissions process. I mean, I'd like to know if a lot of people got high 90s and I don't stand a chance or if a lot of people got around the same score, you know?

    Does anyone know how to check our application status for UTMB? For UT Houston we have UTLINK, for TWU we have Pioneer Portal, what does UTMB have?
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    Yes, it is the same as UTHSC with the GPA's. I email each school alot to know specific details. I guess I'm a tad obsessed. : ) I just really hate waiting and wondering. I don't know if my GPA's are high enough to get into UTHSC but I'm banking on UTMB. I live in between both of them and would prefer UTMB. For UTMB my science GPA is 3.66, Prereq is 3.7 and overall is 3.0. I'm taking my last class this semester, which is statistics.

    I sent my application into UTMB around Dec. 20th and still haven't received anything in the mail from them. I'm told they will send a username which allows access to your application status. Has anyone gotten a username yet? I'm eagerly waiting for mine to see if I am still needing anything to be sent in.

    If anyone doesn't mind posting there GPA's, just get an idea of what is out there, that would be very helpful.

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