The College of Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center

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.

The College of Medicine considers for enrollment individuals who have completed at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate course work. 90% of the class must be comprised of Texas residents. Applicants are screened for interview on academic performance and intellectual capacity, dedication to service, capacity for effective interactions, special life circumstances, and other compelling factors.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Filomeno G. Maldonado
Application fee $60
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted May 1 (Begins)
October 1 Application deadline
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 No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.63
Oldest MCAT considered 2008
Average MCAT scores 9.7 MCAT composite score
10.2 biological
9.6 physical sciences
9.2 verbal reasoning
M writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry mathematics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H.
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

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,148
Part-time faculty 560
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 93
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 40
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,055
Part-time faculty in clinical program 520

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $14.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 88
Principal investigators (PIs) 50
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 50

Teaching Hospitals

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

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

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
The College of Medicine has a phase based curriculum that spans 4 years. The curriculum introduces basic science concepts, followed by application of those concepts in health and disease, core clinical experiences, interdisciplinary experiences, and electives across all four years. All students have early clinical experiences and have opportunities to participate in translational research.

Medical School Ranking

#83 Best Research
#71 Best Primary Care

Research Ranking Scores

Score 33
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.7
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $14.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $12.91

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 56
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 43.3% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.63
MCAT composite score 9.7
Acceptance rate 20.4% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.8:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 633

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 633
In-state students 95.6%
Minority students 44.7%
Underrepresented minority students 14.5%
International students 0.3%
Non-traditional students 16.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Harold Whitis
Financial aid phone (979) 436-0199

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $12,350 (in-state)
Full-time: $25,450 (out-of-state)
Required fees $2,687
Room and board $13,085
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $104,390

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 81%
Students receiving loans 72%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 54%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
family practice psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 43.3% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 52.5%