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University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic 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.

Applicants are evaluated on a variety of characteristics such as performance in course work, test scores, motivation, socioeconomic background, interview scores, letters of evaluation and ability to contribute to the diversity of the class. Only selected applicants are invited to campus for interviews. At least ninety-percent of the incoming class must be from the Texas resident applicant pool.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Joel Daboub
Application fee  $150
AMCAS application accepted  No
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 15 (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  Yes
Early decision application period  May 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  September 15
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  July

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.63
Oldest MCAT considered  2010
Median MCAT Scores  28 MCAT total score
9 verbal reasoning
9 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
O writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry mathematics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  D.O./Ph.D., D.O./M.P.H., D.O./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  7
Combined college/M.D. program URL

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?  Frequently
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

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.5:1
Full-time faculty  426
Part-time faculty  1,247
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  81
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  60
Full-time faculty in clinical program  345
Part-time faculty in clinical program  1,187

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $9.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  47
Principal investigators (PIs)  47
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  76

Teaching Hospitals

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

Bay Area Corpus Christi Medical Center Houston Methodist Hospital
Charlton Methodist Hospital John Peter Smith Hospital
Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital Methodist Medical Center
Driscoll Children's Hospital Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
Good Shepherd Medical Center San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

Four-year program curriculum

The TCOM curriculum is a hybrid model that includes early student clinical exposure and application based learning theory. Using interactive clinical learning sessions, students receive the best of case based, problem based, systems based, and traditional medical education curriculum.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  184
Step 1: Percent passing  90%
Step 1: Average score  214
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  110
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  98%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  230

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  214
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  528
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  84
Level 2-CE: Number examined  159
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  522
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  84
Level 3: Number examined  152
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  553
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  84

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.5
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions)  $9.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands)  $23.05

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  55
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  2.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  64.2%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.63
MCAT total score  28
Acceptance rate  17.0%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  0.5:1
Total medical school enrollment  907

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Joseph Sanchez
Financial aid phone  (800) 346-8266



Full-time: $13,078 (in-state)
Full-time: $28,766 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $5,944
Room and board  $16,346
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $126,618

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  84%
Students receiving loans  78%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  66%
Students receiving work study  4%



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