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Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Enrollment is limited to applicants with at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate course work. The State requires 90% of the class be comprised of Texas residents. A holistic applicant review process considers academic performance, intellectual capacity, dedication to service, capacity for effective interactions, life circumstances and other factors to yield a diverse pool of students.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Filomeno G. Maldonado
Application fee  $60
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  May 1 (Begins)
October 1 (Ends)
Secondary application required  Yes
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
July 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  2
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  No
Early decision application period  N/A
Early decision plan notification date  N/A
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July


MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
Oldest MCAT considered  2010
Median MCAT Scores  29 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
10 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
M writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology physics
English biochemistry
organic chemistry mathematics
inorganic (general) chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.6:1
Full-time faculty  1,201
Part-time faculty  1,080
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  100
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  40
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,101
Part-time faculty in clinical program  1,040

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $30.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  138
Principal investigators (PIs)  74
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  74

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Austin Lakes Seton Medical Center Williamson
Austin State Hospital Seton Shoal Creek Hospital
Baylor University Medical Center St. David's Healthcare Partnership
CHRISTUS Spohn Health System  
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center L.P.
Cedar Park Medical Center  
Central Texas Veterans Health Care System L.L.P.
College Station Medical Center St. Joseph Health System
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas St. Joseph Medical Center
Driscoll Children's Hospital - Children's Medical Center of South Texas St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
Memorial Hermann Family Medicine Residency and Physicians at Sugar Creek Tarrant County Hospital District
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital System The Methodist Hospital
Scott & White Clinic - College Station The Physicians Centre
Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Scott & White University Medical Center - Round Rock University Medical Center Brackenridge

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

Basic science is taught via an integrated systems-based curriculum. M1&2 include clinical experiences and skills. M3&4 require clinical work in I.Med., Surgery, Peds, Ob.Gyn., Fam.Med, Psych, Sub. Abuse, Critical Care, Emer. Med, Acting Internship, Jurisprudence, and electives. Evidenced Based Med, Palliative Care, Systems Based Practice, Humanities and Professionalism are taught in all 4 years.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  154
Step 1: Percent passing  95%
Step 1: Average score  222
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  121
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  235

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  34
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $30.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $25.20

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  44
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.0
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  44.0%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.70
MCAT total score  29
Acceptance rate  19.6%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.6:1
Total medical school enrollment  767

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Kay Egbert
Financial aid phone  (979) 436-0199



Full-time: $12,780 (in-state)
Full-time: $25,880 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $3,624
Room and board  $13,756
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $103,880

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  79%
Students receiving loans  72%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  50%
Students receiving work study  0%



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