Are you interested in a career in the health professions or biomedical research?
Admissions staff from UNT Health Science Center will visit TWU to share information about graduate and professional programs in osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, pharmacy, physical therapy, and biomedical research! Come hear about all of these great programs and get answers to your admissions questions. Pizza will be provided! To RSVP in advance for this event, please visit:
Date: Tuesday, April 19
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: ACT 301
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At a pre-health fair, you can meet admissions representatives, get application tips, and learn about your future career. Whether you are pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-PA, there is a fair for you!
- ChooseDO Virtual Medical School Fair: April 14
- AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair: April 19
- Podiatric Medicine Virtual Fair: April 21
- ADEA GoDental Virtual Fair: May 24–25 (registration link coming soon!)
- Optometry Virtual Fair: June 2
- ChooseDO Virtual Medical School Fair: June 22
- PA Diversity Recruitment Virtual Fair: July 23
- University of Houston College of Pharmacy Info Session: April 22
- Baylor College of Medicine Diversity Admissions Symposium: April 23, application deadline March 25
- PA Virtual Shadowing: April 23
- CASPA Prep Panel with NSBPA: April 24
- Texas Health Education Service Applicant Webinars: March 16-April 25
- SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Info Session: April 25
- SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Info Session: May 19
- Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Doctor on Call: May 23
The road to professional school
Admission to the health professions can be a rigorous and complex process. The College of Arts and Sciences is here to assist you in navigating your path to professional school with the following helpful tips and resources. For additional information or to schedule an advising appointment, contact one of our pre-health advisors.
Admission to professional programs is highly competitive. Many factors are taken into account, including college GPA, test scores (MCAT, DAT, etc.) and clinical experience. Acceptance rate statistics for medical and dental schools based on GPA and MCAT/DAT scores can be found below. Other professional programs hold similar outcomes.
- Texas Medical School Statistics
- Non-Texas Medical School Statistics
- Texas Dental School Statistics
- Non-Texas Dental School Statistics
GPA Distribution of TMDSAS Matriculants
MCAT Distribution of TMDSAS Matriculants
Data drawn from the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service website at tmdsas.com.
Steps for success
The following are just a few of the actions you can take to strengthen your prospects:
- Maintain a strong GPA of 3.7 or above.
- Take advantage of opportunities that offer hands-on patient care.
- Gain job shadowing experience that pertains to your desired field.
- Be active in community service organizations that allow you to interact with diverse communities.
- For medical and dental school applicants, participate in research.
- Seek out leadership roles in your extra-curricular activities.
- Take full length, timed practice tests at least four months ahead of the actual admission test date. Plan to take the test twice in order to achieve the best score possible.
- Compose a thoughtful and persuasive personal statement. Request that an advisor or faculty member review the statement and offer feedback.
Texas medical schools
- UT Southwestern Medical School- Dallas
- Texas A&M Health Science Center- College Station
- UT Medical Branch School of Medicine- Galveston
- Baylor College of Medicine- Houston
- UT Health Science Center at Houston- McGovern Medical School
- Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center- Lubbock
- UT Health San Antonio- Long School of Medicine
- UNT Health Science Center- Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine- Fort Worth
- Texas Tech Health Sciences Center at El Paso- Foster School of Medicine
- UT Austin Dell Medical School
- UT Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
- Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine
- University of Houston College of Medicine
- University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine
While it’s important to research and find out exactly what your specific school is looking for, many schools have a common set of courses that are required for entry. Despite what you may have been told, a science degree is not required for entry into many medical schools. In fact, choosing a major that will allow you to excel and maintain a great GPA is what is commonly recommended.
To be considered for admission to medical school, a total of 90 semester hours of undergraduate work in a fully-accredited college in the United States must be completed prior to enrollment. It is your responsibility to check each medical school’s website to ensure that your coursework will fulfill the required pre-requisites. Science courses for non-science majors are not applicable to departmental/major requirements. View the TMDSAS prescribed course listing for Texas Woman’s University>>
Medical and dental school application services
- TMDSAS: Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service (Texas public medical and dental schools)
- AMCAS: American Medical College Application Service (Texas private medical schools and out-of-state U.S. medical schools)
- AACOMAS: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (Osteopathic medical schools)
- AADSAS: Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (Out-of-state dental schools)
What is JAMP?
The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education. Visit our JAMP page to learn more>>
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