Pre-Health Resources

Congratulations to our EY2022 accepted applicants!

The pre-health advising team at TWU would like to extend our congratulations to our students and alumni who were accepted to professional schools in Entry Year 2022.

Click here to view TWU's 2022 accepted applicants.

Attention EY2023 applicants!

Medical, dental, and PA application services are now open. You can reach out to prehealth@twu.edu for advising and application support. The deadline for requesting a TWU letter of recommendation packet for EY2023 has passed. If you have questions about how to request individual letters of recommendation for your applications, please email us to ask..

Upcoming events

TWU Career Connections events

September 20, 2022
Fall 2022 TWU Career Expo

September 27, 2022
TWU Graduate & Professional School Fair

November 7, 2022
Interviewing 101

November 29, 2022
CV vs Resume

Pioneer Center for Student Excellence events

September 30, 2022
Coffee and Alumni Conversations with an Oncology Nurse

November 10, 2022
Internships Roundtable:  Health and Human Services Agencies

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!

September 22, 2022
Pharmacy School Virtual Fair

September 24, 2022
Veterinary Career Fair

October 12-13, 2022
AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

December 7, 2022
ChooseDO Virtual Medical School Expo

External events

August 25 or September 28, 2022
Virtual Physician Experience hosted by Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

September 30, 2022
Your Path to Medical School hosted by the AAMC

Thursdays in October
Virtual Mini Medical School hosted by Texas A&M School of Medicine

October 26, 2022
Financing Your Medical Education hosted by the AAMC

October 28, 2022
UTMB Physician Assistant Program Virtual Open House

November 5-11, 2022
Health Professions Week

Students in labcoats working on an assignment

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.

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 most professional 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 professional 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 school's admissions requirements 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

Common 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>>

Page last updated 8:04 AM, September 16, 2022