Pre-Health Resources

Congratulations to Our Entry Year 2021 Accepted Applicants!

Upcoming events

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:

HSC at Texas Woman’s University

Date: Tuesday, April 19
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: ACT 301

TWU Career Connections events

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Pioneer Center for Student Excellence events

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Pre-Health Fairs

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!

External events

 

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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.

The competition

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.

Applicant statistics

GPA Distribution of TMDSAS Matriculants

Bar graph showing highest GPA distribution for TMDSAS Matriculants in 2019

MCAT Distribution of TMDSAS Matriculants

Bar graph showing highest MCAT distribution for 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

Common prerequisites

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.

View and print the Course Requirement Checklist


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

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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