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EY 2022 TMDSAS Applications by the Numbers - October 1 

Take a look at how Entry Year 2022 compares to other application cycles. All numbers below represent applications started and submitted as of October 1, 2021 and on the same date for each application cycle represented.

All Applicants

Total Application Numbers for October 2021

Comparing EY2021 to EY2022, there is a decrease of 265 applications started to TMDSAS. While this is not quite as high as the historic numbers seen in the previous cycle, they are still above average over the past 5 years. 

When it comes to submitted applicants, there are 143 fewer total applications than the same time last year. This gap has been closing as the application deadline draws closer. Here are the groups driving these changes:

Dental Applicants

Total Dental Application Numbers for October 2021

Year over year, dental applications started have remained steady, with 16 more applications started than last cycle. 

Submitted applications as of October 1 show 19 fewer submitted applicants than last year. This differences in trendlines between the applications started and the applications submitted seem to point to a last-minute surge in submitted applications later in the cycle. 

Medical Applicants

Total Medical Application Numbers for October 2021
While year over year growth in the medical applicant pool has decreased by 714 applications started and 528 applications submitted over the same time last year, this year's submitted pool is still higher than the 5-year average.

Historically, the last month of the application cycle yields a significant increase in applications, and that appears to be the case again this year.

Veterinary Applicants

Total Veterinary Application Numbers for October 2021

The application deadline was on September 20, and the historic growth in applications started also appeared in the applications submitted group.

Total applications started increased by 403, or 27%. The total number of veterinary applications submitted in EY 2022 is 1268, which is 341 more than last year or a historic 37% increase! 

The next update will include the year-end totals for dental and medical applicants. 

Enrique Jasso

About the author: Enrique Jasso, Jr. is the director of the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) and Communications and Outreach Strategist for the Texas Health Education Service (TXHES) where he also supports the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP). Enrique directs the application service, digital production, and communications teams, which engage the pre-health community to produce educational and support resources for aspiring health professionals via the Inside Health Education newsroom. Enrique holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Sam Houston State University and a B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.

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About the author: The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) is the centralized application processing service for applicants to the first-year entering classes at all of the public medical, dental, and veterinary schools in the State of Texas.

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