The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of North Texas 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.

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 $55
AMCAS application accepted No
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 1 Application deadline
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 Yes
Early decision application period May 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date September 15
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) July

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.59
Oldest MCAT considered 2008
Average MCAT scores 9.1 MCAT composite score
9.7 biological
8.8 physical sciences
8.8 verbal reasoning
O writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology physics
biology/zoology mathematics
English demonstration of writing skills
organic chemistry general chemistry
inorganic (general) chemistry

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 Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program 7
Combined college/M.D. program URL http:/​/​www.​hsc.​unt.​edu

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

(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 0.5:1 – Low
Full-time faculty 400
Part-time faculty 533
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 68
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 19
Full-time faculty in clinical program 332
Part-time faculty in clinical program 514

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $18.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 80
Principal investigators (PIs) 42
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 54

Teaching Hospitals

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

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

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

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.

Medical School Ranking

Rank Not Published Best Research
#35 Best Primary Care

(3) Ranking by Specialties

#16 in Family medicine
#15 in Geriatrics
#12 in Rural medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score N/A
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $18.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $45.83

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 66
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.6
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 65.8% – High

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.59
MCAT composite score 9.1
Acceptance rate 22.1% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 0.5:1 – Low
Total medical school enrollment 800

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 800
In-state students 94.0%
Minority students 43.9%
Underrepresented minority students 11.6%
International students 0.8%
Non-traditional students 35.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $12,186 (in-state)
Full-time: $26,804 (out-of-state)
Required fees $6,304
Room and board $15,410
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $133,559

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 88%
Students receiving loans 86%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 55%
Students receiving work study 2%

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 pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
family practice surgery – general
internal medicine transitional year
obstetrics and gynecology

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 65.8% – High
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 51.5%