Pre-Medical Studies

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The minimum admission requirements for medical schools in Texas and throughout the United States include an earned bachelor’s degree with the following: 16 semester hours of introductory and advanced biology; 8 semester hours of general chemistry; 8 semester hours of organic chemistry;  4 semester hours of biochemistry; 3 semester hours of English composition; 3 semester hours of either math statistics or calculus; and 8 semester hours of general physics. For the student who intends to finish a baccalaureate degree in four years and afterward enter directly into professional school, the pre-medical curriculum, Medical College Admission Test scores, and supporting application materials should be submitted by the end of the junior year of college. Students should further know that an impressive overall grade point average (3.65+) and relatively high MCAT score (30+) do not guarantee acceptance. Medical school admission committees are increasingly interested in applicants who have participated in significant research, volunteer, and shadowing activities that reflect a genuine concern for others and the potential for leadership in the profession.  To learn more about preparing for a career in medicine, review the following curriculum suggestions, professional resources, and virtual links to medical schools in Texas.

Curriculum Suggestions pre-medical program of study

Professional Resources

Texas Medical and Dental School Application Services
https://www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas/
American Medical College Application Service
https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/applying-medical-school-amcas/
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/


 Medical Schools in Texas
Baylor College of Medicine
The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center