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


In the first episode of the Roadmap to Professional School series, Dr. Scott Wright (Executive Director of TMDSAS, JAMP, Texas Health Education Service - Research Center and Advising Network) discusses key areas freshmen should focus on mastering.

Here are some key points:

  1. The application to medical, dental, or veterinary school begins on Day 1 of college!
  2. During the transition from high school to college, you'll want to learn how to learn deeply. Making good grades does not equal learning.
  3. Take Gen Chem as soon as possible to stay in line with the sequence of courses.
  4. College is about growth and development. Reflect on why you're pursuing the activities you're doing, what you're getting out of the experiences, and how this will make you a better healthcare professional.
  5. Build your network. Engage with professors, TAs, peers, and health professions advisors.
  6. Keep a record of your activities and what you take away from these experiences.
  7. Think positively! You're on this road for the long haul.

Join our online communities to receive early access to the podcasts, ask questions and receive information directly from TMDSAS, professional schools and advisors.

  • The TMDSAS Hub is open to all applicants in the EY2019/2020 cycle. 
  • The TMDSAS Non-Traditional Applicants group is open to all applicants who identify themselves as non-traditional and would like to connect with other applicants.

If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, reach us at podcast@tmdsas.com.

The TMDSAS Podcast is a proud affiliate of the MededMedia network.

 

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About the author: The Texas Health Education Service amplifies TMDSAS and JAMP’s missions 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, and supporting efforts by advisors and professional schools to reach students and enrich the applicant pool.

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