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  • Drycreek3189
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    When I was still working, and that was several years ago, I was staying in College Station every other week. I had occasion to drive by A&M lots of times. I was amazed at the lack of white male students that I would see on the campus during (I’m guessing) class change. Many Indians (not the Sitting Bull kind), Muslims, Africans, etc., but not many white boys. That’s anecdotal, and not scientific, but I passed by there a lot going to Caldwell.

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  • boy wonder
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    I just read an article about the “prestigious “ UCLA Mecical school class where 50% couldn’t pass a basic medical exam. DEI definitely requires lowers standards.

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  • HogHunter34
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    I'm thankful my son is at LaTech Engineering. It's not a woke program at all and is very challenging. Taking Cal 3 he was making exam grades in mid upper 70's and was still above average in the class as the class average was in upper 60's.
    They push these kids hard on hands-on projects right out of the gate as freshman which is unique in my opinion as most schools focus on the prerequisite and fundamentals of engineering the first two years and push off major hands-on projects until Jr/Sr year.
    Oh and he is several of other white males in the program. I don't know the ethnicity breakdown but several in his class from Monroe area.

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  • TwoHighways
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    I feel fortunate to have gotten in at tech. One of two interviews I received when I applied. Graduated last week. There were elements of the curriculum that I didn’t feel had any place in learning clinical medicine.

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  • PondPopper
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    Originally posted by dustoffer View Post
    Too much use of the word "deserve" as in "they deserve it". Our society sucks.
    Yep. Just look what this mentality has gotten us in the form of a VP and a press secretary. A couple of bonafide idiots!!
    This country is deliberately being set up to fail, at every level, with this PC garbage. And it’s working perfectly.
    Last edited by PondPopper; 05-25-2024, 11:45 AM.

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  • dustoffer
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    Too much use of the word "deserve" as in "they deserve it". Our society sucks.

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  • RiverRat1
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    Originally posted by Razorback01 View Post
    Yep, our son graduated from UT (yuck) in 2016 with a BS In Chemistry, and again from UT (yuck) with a Dr of Pharmacy, both times he was one of the few light skinned/ American born/ American name and even male grads. I would have hated to have been the MC as I couldn't pronounce 95% of the names.
    I don't care if 100% of students are the same race as long as they all were the smartest/brightest people. Now if he was one of the few white skinned people because other white skinned people got passed over for others with lower grades that's a problem.

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  • kurt68
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    Originally posted by RiverRat1 View Post

    So inform us (if you know). How much does race factor into getting accepted? How does it work exactly?
    I could not tell you, but what I know is you have to get an invitation to interview, then interview with the admitting committee individually, impress them. Most lean left. I believe it’s on a grading system, then best score gets you in. This is my thinking, I’m not speaking on behalf of the school. You might impress one or more, but not others. I see the students the first 4 months of their career. I house their first patients. The students are diverse and grateful for the opportunity to be there. All kinds of backgrounds.

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  • Razorback01
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    Yep, our son graduated from UT (yuck) in 2016 with a BS In Chemistry, and again from UT (yuck) with a Dr of Pharmacy, both times he was one of the few light skinned/ American born/ American name and even male grads. I would have hated to have been the MC as I couldn't pronounce 95% of the names.

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  • RiverRat1
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    Originally posted by kurt68 View Post
    I work at a medical school in Houston, 29 years on. UT Houston medical school accepts 240 students each year. We get ~ 6000 applications per year. We are one of the largest classes at a medical school. By Texas law, 90 % of students have to be Texas residents. Baylor Med School across the street is private, they can admit who they want. 240 students out of 6000 applicants, it's very hard to get in. One thing I tell every person that wants to go to med school, is to volunteer, that's one big thing they look for here. Community service.
    So inform us (if you know). How much does race factor into getting accepted? How does it work exactly?

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  • kurt68
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    I work at a medical school in Houston, 29 years on. UT Houston medical school accepts 240 students each year. We get ~ 6000 applications per year. We are one of the largest classes at a medical school. By Texas law, 90 % of students have to be Texas residents. Baylor Med School across the street is private, they can admit who they want. 240 students out of 6000 applicants, it's very hard to get in. One thing I tell every person that wants to go to med school, is to volunteer, that's one big thing they look for here. Community service.

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  • dustoffer
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    Originally posted by dosrobles View Post

    My son is going through it now. Applied twice and by the numbers should be a walk in. He finished graduate school this year and will give it 1 more shot on my dime. Another option is to let the military put you in. There ar advantages and disadvantages. G-d bless yours and mine for doing something I couldn’t and chasing their dreams.
    The military Health Professions Scholarship program is the way to go IMO—although payback is several years.

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  • samj
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    After all is said and done, this career plan will enable himself to be in a bit more open environment. Allowing him to perhaps experience more than numbers, and math. I would like for him to venture into sales, with an engineering background.
    However, moving universities was simply not an option, to guarantee the M.E. degree. He loves College Station.
    Sam J.

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  • Man
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    Originally posted by samj View Post
    It is not just medical school. My son who had never made less than straight A's in his high school career will be a senior at A&M and was told by the advisors 3 years ago, "You ain't gettin into Mechanical Engineering white boy. You better change your degree plan." So he will be graduating with a degree in Industrial Engineering in the fall. With a rich family heritage at A&M I wanted to drive to college station and burn the F....... place down!
    Sam J.
    If somebody would have told my son that, and thats what my son wanted to do....rest assure after the dust settled my son would be a Mechanical Engineer.

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  • friscopaint
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    The hiring standards for Fire Departments have gone in the crapper for quota's over quality, it's an absolute joke.

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