Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program and MD Admissions information (2022)

  • Admissions Committee Response to COVID-19
  • MD Program Overview
  • Campus Tracks
  • Curriculum and Technical Standards
  • Dates and Deadlines

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Office of Admissions

Texas A&M University School of Medicine
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, Texas 77807-3260
Phone: 979.436.0237
Fax: 979.436.0097


Julian Leibowitz, MD/PhD, Director


Alyssa Garcia Zarco, Admissions and Recruiting Coordinator
Phone: 713.677.8403

MD Plus

Robert Carpenter, MD, Director
Johna Wright Program Coordinator
Ph. 979.436.0762

Admissions Staff

Adrian Jones, JD
Associate Dean of Admissions

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Fernando Vasquez, MA
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Vanessa Smithey, BS
Admissions Coordinator

Jillian Franke
Program Assistant &
Interview Coordinator

Admissions Committee Response to COVID-19 in 2022

Undergraduate Education Experience

The Admissions Committee will continue to exercise flexibility. The committee is cognizant of the limitations that colleges, universities, and students may be subject to, given the existing COVID-19 predicament. Therefore, it will continue to make exceptions for courses graded P/F, online pre-requisite courses, and other pertinent admissions related issues. See below for details.

Making Exceptions for Courses Graded as P/F during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Admissions Committee will accept all coursework as S/U or Pass/No Credit (NC) without condition. However, if students have a choice of graded and S/U or P/NC particularly for the medical school prerequisite courses, we strongly advise that they choose graded with credit. The committee would also strongly advise but not require that science courses (BCPM) be graded with credit if that option is available.

Online Pre-Requisite Courses

Similarly, the committee will exercise flexibility and accept prerequisite coursework and labs that applicants may have taken online in the 2020 spring, summer and fall terms (including the 2021 winter terms). It will also accept prerequisite online coursework and labs taken in the 2021 spring and fall terms.


The Admissions Committee will not forego the MCAT or CASPer requirements. However, in its review of applications, the committee will exercise flexibility with the time allowed for MCAT rescheduling and new timeline in the event of test cancellations. The Office of Admissions will require proof of a test cancellation and test rescheduling.

Letters of Evaluation and Health Professions Advisory Committee Letters

The Admissions Committee will exercise flexibility for faculty and health professions advisory committees (HPAC) that write letters of evaluation. We understand that the current COVID predicament may still affect the timing and the delivery of the HPAC and individual letters of evaluation in 2021. The Admissions Committee with accept both types of Letters of Evaluation (LOE).

Medically Related Experiences, Shadowing, Community Service, and Other Activities

The Admissions Committee understands that opportunities for medically related, shadowing and community service activities were limited in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID. It will indeed bear that in mind in its assessment of applicants applying in 2022, and it will appropriately adapt, considering and coping with variable circumstances. The committee also advises that applicants show initiative and resourcefulness in finding activities and gaining experiences, including virtual ones, that are relevant to their goal of becoming a doctor and medical school application.

MD Program Overview

Admission to the Texas A&M College of Medicine is highly selective, and only individuals who have completed at least 90 semester credit hours (or equivalent quarter hours) of their undergraduate course work at a fully accredited college or university in the United States or Canada are considered.

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The College of Medicine prefers that applicants have earned their baccalaureate degree by the time of enrollment. By state mandate, enrollment of individuals who are residents of states other than Texas may not exceed 10 percent.

General Disclosure

Notice to students pursuing programs that may lead to a professional license or certification required for employment.

The following programs may lead to a professional license or certification that is required for employment. Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect a student’s ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program. The U.S. Department of Education regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) , requires an institution to disclose whether the program will fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification for each state. The administrative departments that offer the programs have made the following determination regarding their curriculum

Doctor of Medicine Program
StatusProfessional Licensing State or Territory
Does not meetNone
A determination has not been madeNone

We recommend students contact the appropriate state licensing agency in their state or the state where they intend to work to seek the most up-to-date information about state licensure/certification requirements before beginning the program.

Cost of Attendance

Texas A&M School of Medicine prides itself of on having a low cost of attendance.

At A Glance: Class of 2026

Race/Ethnic Diversity

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program and MD Admissions information (1)

  • Asian: 35%
  • African American: 5%
  • American Indian: 0%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Caucasian: 46.1%
  • Multiple: 2%
  • Unreported: 4%

Undergraduate GPA

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program and MD Admissions information (2)

  • Range 2.61-3.19: 8.0%
  • Range 3.20-3.39: 6.3%
  • Range 3.40-3.69: 30.3%
  • Range 3.70-4.00: 55.4%

MCAT Score Distribution

Doctor of Medicine (MD) Program and MD Admissions information (3)

  • Range 498-503: 3.1%
  • Range 504-506: 10.6%
  • Range 507-509: 19.9%
  • Range 510-513: 33.2%
  • Range 514-517: 23.0%
  • Range 518-524: 10.2%


  • Underrepresented in Medicine 14%
  • Low SES 10%
  • Gender Female: 50% Male: 53%
  • Non-Traditional (Age 25+) 21%
  • Non-Traditional (1+ years since undergrad graduation) 53%
  • 1st Generation Undergrad 7.8%
  • Military Service 5.0%
  • Bilingual/Multilingual 49%
  • Earned Graduate Degree 14.2%
  • Primary Language at home not English 4.4%
  • Parent/Guardian 1.5%
  • Re-Applicant 27.0%
  • Non-Texas Residents 13.4%
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Campus Tracks

The Texas A&M College of Medicine currently enrolls 200 students per year, and distributes students across four campus tracks for clerkship training.

All students participate in an 18-month pre-clerkship phase of education before their clerkship training in one of the campus tracks. Students enrolling in the EnMed track (a fully integrated engineering and medical education curriculum) will be at the Houston campus all four years. Students on the Bryan-College Station (BCS) track participate in the AIM program, a longitudinal integrated curriculum, and will be on the BCS campus all four years.

Students on the campus tracks in Dallas and Round Rock will complete the 12 months of the pre-clerkship phase of education in BCS, and then transition to the campus tracks in Dallas or Round Rock to complete the pre-clerkship and clerkship phases of training. Students on the Houston campus track will complete 18 months of the pre-clerkship phase in BCS, then transition to Houston to complete the clerkship phase of training.

MD Tracks
Bryan–College Station (BCS) AIMAll 4 years of pre-clerkship and clerkship training will be in Bryan-College Station.
BCS & Houston Willowbrook1.5 years of pre-clerkship training will be in BCS and then students will transition to Houston for 2.5 years of clerkship training.
BCS & Dallas1 year of pre-clerkship training in BCS and then students will transition to Dallas for their remaining 3 years of pre-clerkship and clerkship training.
BCS & Round Rock1 year of pre-clerkship training will be in BCS and then students will transition to Round Rock for 3 years of pre-clerkship and clerkship training.
EnMed Track
Houston Texas Medical CenterAll 4 years of pre-clerkship and clerkship training will be in Houston.

A&M Integrated Medicine Program

Students completing all four years in Bryan-College Station will participate in the .

Through AIM, students participate in a longitudinal integrated clerkship. They work with physicians in core specialties continuously throughout the year while simultaneously following a panel of patients representing a wide spectrum of medical conditions. AIM reflects the development of enduring relationships with patients and the provision of personalized care.

MD Curriculum

MD students will participate in a 1.5-years pre-clerkship curriculum, followed by 2.5 years of clinical training. Highlights include:

  • Shortened pre-clerkship training allowing for clinical exposure prior to taking USMLE Step 1
  • Exposure to clinical electives earlier in the clinical training
  • Synthesis case-based education in the 18-months pre-clerkship training phase
  • A pass/fail/honors grading system
  • Scholarly opportunities through the Medical Scholar Research Pathway Program (MSRPP)

18-Months Pre-clerkship Curriculum

2021–1st Year (M1)–Semster 1
July 2021AugSepOctNovDec
OrientationPOMFOM 1POMFOM IITestingBreak
Gross AnatomyGross Anatomy
2022–1st Year (M1)–Semester 2
Jan 2022FebMarAprMayJun
NeurosciencePOMIntro to DiseaseCardiovascularPOMRespiratoryTesting
2022–2nd Year (M2)–Semester 3
Break &

  • Practice of Medicine 1 (PoM): Basic Clinical Skills, Medical Humanities, Ethics, Altruism and Leadership
  • Foundations of Medicine I (FOM I): Integrated Histology and Physiology
  • Medical Gross Anatomy
  • Foundations of Medicine II (FOM II): Integrated Biochemistry, Genetics and Basic Pharmacology

Clerkship Years

Year II (Second Half)

2023–Second Year (M2)–Semester 4
Jan 2023FebMarAprMayJun
OrientationLong Block 1ElectiveCOM Step ReviewUSMLE(Individual Study/Prep & Exam)Elective
Short Block 1Short Block 2Bio Stats, Pharm, Phys, Path
  • All Clerkships – 6 or 8 weeks in length
  • 8 weeks (Long Block) – Surgery, Internal Medicine
  • 6 weeks (Short Block) – Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Psychiatry

Year III

2023–Third Year (M3)–Semester 5
Jul 2023AugSepOctNovDec
Long Block 3ElectiveLong Block 4ElectiveEmpty
Short BlockShort BlockShort BlockShort Block
2024–Third Year (M3)–Semester 6
Year III (Second Half)
Jan 2024FebMarAprMayJun
ElectiveElectiveElectiveElectiveLong Block 4Elective
Career ExplorationShort BlockShort Block
  • Completion of the Six Basic Clerkships
  • Career Exploration takes place the first 14-weeks in the Spring when the M2 students are taking required basic clerkships

Year IV

2024–Year 4 (M4)–Semester 7
Year IV (First Semester)
Jul 2024AugSepOctNovDec
Session 1Session 2Session 3Session 4Session 5Session 6
EM, AI, ICU, Electives, Selectives
2025–4th Year (M4)–Semester 8
Year IV (Second Semester)
Jan 2025FebMarAprMay
Session 7Session 8Capstone & MatchSession 9Session 10Graduation
EM, AI, ICU, Electives, Selectives
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  • USMLE Step 2 Prep Course and Study Time at beginning of year
  • Emergency Medicine (EM), Acting Internship (AI), Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Electives /Selectives – some of which can be taken at other medical facilities state and nation-wide and some that can be “initiated” by the student
  • A 4-week dedicated period of time off for residency interviews

Technical Standards for completion of the curriculum

It is the policy of the Texas A&M College of Medicine that no person shall be denied admission nor graduation on the basis of any disability, provided that the person demonstrates the abilities to meet the minimum standards set forth herein. Standards are developed as criteria to achieve the Doctor of Medicine degree in preparation for post-graduate training in any of the varied fields of medicine and for licensure as a practicing physician. Further, the safety of the patient, on whom the medical education process is largely focused, must be guarded as the final and ultimate consideration. Therefore, it is not only reasonable but essential for good patient care to require minimum standards for the education of physicians.

The College of Medicine recognizes that certain student disabilities can be accommodated without compromising the standards required by the College and the integrity of the curriculum. The College of Medicine is committed to the development of innovative and creative ways of opening the curriculum to competitive and qualified disabled candidates, while protecting the care of patients.

Development of the Medical Curriculum

The faculty of the College of Medicine is charged to: devise a curriculum that provides the student with the fundamental principles of medicine, acquire the skills of critical judgment based on evidence and experience, and develop an ability to use principles and skills wisely in solving problems of disease. In designing the curriculum, the faculty introduces current advances in the basic and clinical sciences, including therapy and technology, changes in the understanding of disease, and the effect of social needs and demands on medical care. The faculty should foster in students the ability to learn through self-directed, independent study throughout their professional lives.

Finally, the faculty of each discipline should set the standards of achievement for all students in the study of that discipline. Examinations should measure cognitive learning, mastery of basic clinical skills, the ability to use data in realistic problem solving, and respect for the rights and dignity of patients. This institution has in place a system of assessment which assures that students have acquired and can demonstrate on direct observation the core clinical skills and behaviors needed in subsequent medical training.

Abilities and Skills Requisite for Completion of the College of Medicine Curriculum

In the selection of students and in their progress through the curriculum, the College of Medicine faculty is guided by standards set by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME). The faculty places strong emphasis on the academic achievements of applicants, including performance in the sciences relevant to medicine. This includes evidence of satisfactory scholastic achievement as indicated by grade point averages (GPA) and scores on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Breadth of education and life experiences are deemed important in the selection process. The faculty is equally cognizant of its responsibilities to patients who will be a part of the educational process and to future patients who will entrust their welfare and lives to medical school graduates. They, therefore, consider carefully the personal and emotional characteristics, motivation, industry, maturity, resourcefulness, and personal health required of all students so that they become effective physicians.

Because the MD degree signifies that the holder is a physician prepared for entry into the practice of medicine within postgraduate training programs, it follows that graduates must acquire a foundation of knowledge in the basic and clinical sciences that will permit the pursuit of a variety of careers in medicine.

Candidates for the MD degree must have somatic sensation and the functional use of the senses of vision and hearing. Candidates must have the functional use of the senses of equilibrium, smell, and taste so as to be able to diagnose patients' problems. Additionally, they must have sufficient exteroceptive sense (touch, pain, and temperature), proprioceptive sense (position, pressure, movement, stereognosis and vibratory) and motor function to permit them to carry out the activities described in the sections which follow. They must be able consistently, quickly, and accurately to integrate all information received by whatever sense(s) employed, and they must have the intellectual ability to learn, integrate, analyze and synthesize data.

A candidate for the MD degree must have abilities and skills in six essential areas:

    1. Observation
    2. Communication
    3. Motor
    4. Intellectual-conceptual
    5. Integrative and quantitative
    6. Behavioral and social
    7. Ethical

Technological compensation can be made for disabilities in some of these areas; but a candidate should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. The use of a trained intermediary to observe or interpret information or to perform procedures compromises the essential function of the physician and may jeopardize the safety of the patient. The six areas of abilities/skills are detailed as follows:

Observation: The candidate must be able to observe demonstrations and experiments in the basic sciences. A candidate must be able to observe a patient accurately at a distance and close at hand. Observation necessitates the functional use of the sense of vision and somatic sensation. It is enhanced by the functional use of the sense of smell.

Communication: A candidate should be able to speak; to hear; and to observe patients in order to elicit information, to describe changes in mood, activity and posture; and to perceive non-verbal communications. A candidate must be able to communicate effectively with patients. Communication includes not only speech but reading and writing. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in oral and written form with patients and with all members of the health care team.

Motor: Candidates should have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patients by palpation, auscultation, percussion, and other diagnostic maneuvers. A candidate should be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general care and emergency treatment to patients. Examples of emergency treatment reasonably required of physicians are cardiopulmonary resuscitation, administration of intravenous medication, application of pressure to stop bleeding, opening of obstructed airways, suturing of simple wounds, and performance of simple obstetrical maneuvers. Such actions require coordination of both gross and fine muscular movements, equilibrium and functional use of the senses of touch and vision.

Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: These abilities include measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis. Problem-solving, the clinical skill demanded of physicians, requires all of these intellectual abilities. In addition, the candidate should be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and to understand the spatial relationships of structures.

Behavioral and Social Attributes: A candidate must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of his/her intellectual abilities; the exercise of good judgment; the prompt completion of all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients; and the development of mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients. Candidates must be able to function effectively under stress. They must be able to adapt to changing environments, to display flexibility and to learn to function in the face of uncertainties and ambiguities inherent in the clinical problems of many patients. Compassion, integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest and motivation are all personal qualities that should be assessed during the admissions and educational processes.

Ethical Standards: A candidate must demonstrate professional demeanor and behavior, and must perform in an ethical manner in all dealings with peers, faculty, staff, and patients. Questions of breech of ethical conduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions for resolution under the Student Code of Conduct.

In determining the minimum standards for completion of the medical curriculum, the TAMHSC College of Medicine recognizes that certain disabilities can be accommodated without compromising the standards required by the College of Medicine or the integrity of the curriculum. The College of Medicine is committed to the development of innovative and creative ways of opening the curriculum to competitive and qualified disabled candidates, while protecting the care of patients. At the same time, the college recognizes the essential need to preserve the standards and integrity of the curriculum, requisite for the competent and effective physician. Since the treatment of patients is an essential part of the educational program, the health and safety of those patients must be protected at all costs. Therefore, it is not only reasonable but essential for good patient care to require minimum standards for the education of physicians.

Dates and Deadlines

Entering YearFall 2023 (orientation mid-July 2023)
Application OpensMay 2, 2022
Interview PeriodJuly 28, 2022 – February 10, 2023
MD Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2022, 5 p.m. CT
MD/PhD & EnMed Application DeadlineNovember 1, 2022, 5 p.m. CT
Rolling Acceptances PeriodOctober 14, 2022 - January 31, 2023
TMDSAS Med Schools Match DayMarch 3, 2023 (TX residents)



Texas A&M School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, Texas 77807-3260
Phone: 979.436.0237
Fax: 979.436.0097


Texas A&M School of Medicine
Office of Admissions
2401 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76508
Phone: 254.724.6480
Fax: 254.724.1517

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What is the easiest BS MD program to get into? ›

Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into in 2022
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center.
  • Mercer University School of Medicine.
  • East Carolina University.
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.
  • The University of South Dakota.
  • Augusta University.
  • University of Oklahoma.
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What percentage of MD applicants are accepted? ›

Average medical school acceptance rates are 5.5%. With an increasing number of medical school applicants every year, acceptance rates continue to decrease especially at very popular or competitive medical schools.

Can I get into medicine with ABB? ›

Applicants who meet the criteria of our Widening Access to Medicine Scheme are eligible for a lower entry requirement of ABB. Advanced Highers: ABB from Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AB to come from Biology and/or Chemistry and another science subject.

What UCAT score is needed for Medicine 2022? ›

You have to meet a cut-off score and SJT is considered as part of the interview assessment. For 2022 entry, the cut-off score was 2,430.

What is the shortest MD program? ›

Family medicine is the specialty that provides the shortest residency program in the U.S. as it only takes 3 years and possibly another year more if the resident opts to continue with the subspecialty fellowship.

Is it harder to get into an MD program than a DO program? ›

Is it easier to get in? DO programs are slightly less competitive. Firstly, the GPA and MCAT scores for DO admissions are much lower. While the medical school acceptance rates for both DO and MD are around 40-41%, the number candidates for the MD programs is much higher and therefore there is more competition.

How common is it to get rejected from medical school? ›

Every year, over 50,000 students apply to medical school, but 60% are rejected. What are the best next steps to take after a medical school rejection?

Is applying to 25 medical schools enough? ›

On the high end, we recommend you don't exceed 40 schools. However, it's not merely the size of your medical school list that matters, but also the specific programs. If your medical school list is too aggressive based on your stats, you'll want to apply to more schools to achieve the right balance.

What GPA is needed for University of MD? ›

What are the University of Maryland GPA Requirements? UMD's average GPA is 4.32. Also, you should strive for all A's to stand out. Because many of these students are taking AP or IB classes, their GPA is likely higher than 4.32.

Do I need maths for medicine? ›

What are the Grades to be achieved in A- Level Subjects for Medicine? Top most universities require that the students should score A* grade in Biology and Chemistry in the A- Level Subjects. They have to secure A grade in Physics and Maths in A- Level Subjects.

Can I study medicine without chemistry? ›

If you don't take A-Level Biology, around 19 Med Schools say they will consider you with Chemistry plus Physics or Maths as a second subject. For around 16 Med Schools, A-Level Chemistry isn't an absolutely essential requirement and they will consider you with Biology plus another science subject or Maths.

Can I get into med school with C+? ›

Getting a C+ is not a red flag for medical school.

Your poor first MCAT score is not a red flag by itself. If you've done well the second time, then it's not a red flag. If you take the MCAT back to back or even with some period in between and you get the same score, or worse, that is a potential red flag.

What is a poor UCAT score? ›

What Is A Low UCAT Score? A low UCAT score is generally below 610.

What was the highest UCAT score in 2022? ›

were interviewed (2022). The highest UCAT score was 3350.

Is 2500 a good UCAT score? ›

Anything between 2600-2700 was considered a good UCAT score in 2021.

Can I get my MD in 3 years? ›

What are Three-Year Med School Programs? Three-year MD and DO programs satisfy a demand for shorter medical school programs. They save the student a year of tuition and living expenses (as well as a year with no income), and often guarantee a spot in a specialized residency.

What is the easiest MD specialty? ›

Least Competitive Medical Specialties
  1. Family Medicine. Average Step 1 Score: 215.5. ...
  2. Psychiatry. Average Step 1 Score: 222.8. ...
  3. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Average Step 1 Score: 224.2. ...
  4. Pediatrics. Average Step 1 Score: 225.4. ...
  5. Pathology. Average Step 1 Score: 225.6. ...
  6. Internal Medicine (Categorical)
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Can I finish med school in 3 years? ›

Most schools offer a three-year track within a traditional four-year program, but some provide acceleration to all students on a particular campus (Medical College of Wisconsin in Green Bay) or even to the entire school (NYU Long Island School of Medicine in Mineola, New York).

Is MD program better than DO? ›

In the United States, an MD degree is typically more well-respected than a DO. That does not mean a physician with either degree is actually better or worse than the other. There are more MDs than DOs, and because of this standardized acceptance of MDs, they often are considered slightly more reputable.

Who makes more money MD or DO? ›

MD and DO physicians make comparable salaries when equivalent on factors like specialty, position, years of experience, and location. However, MD physicians earn higher incomes than DO physicians on average because they: Are more likely to specialize, and specialists typically have higher salaries than generalists.

DO MDs look down on DOs? ›

Do MDs Look Down on DOs? In practice, DOs and MDs work side by side and are respected equally by the majority of those in medicine. The consensus in most hospitals and residency programs is that they don't care if you're a DO or MD. They just care that you are a good physician.

Why do most med school applicants get rejected? ›

Many application are rejected from medical school because of their grades. Some schools (such as the University of California system's medical schools) screen applicants based on minimum GPA and MCAT scores during the primary application, before secondary applications are ever sent.

What happens if I don't get accepted into medical school? ›

First, it's important to remember that you can try again – in fact, most schools recommend applying at least once or twice more. Take a close look at your application and see what you can improve. Is your GPA lower than it could be?

What is the lowest GPA a medical school will accept? ›

Most medical schools set a cap at a 3.0 GPA. Generally, a low GPA is less than a school's 75th or 80th percentile. You can also review your chosen school's average GPA for accepted students. If your GPA is more than 0.3 points below that average, you can assume the school will consider it low.

How many MD vs DO schools should I apply to? ›

If you want to be a doctor, apply to both MD schools and DO schools. Increase your chances of being a physician. If you want to be a doctor and take care of patients, it doesn't matter at the end of the day if it says “MD” or “DO” after your name.

How many MD programs should I apply to? ›

On average, applicants apply to 16 schools but you need to be more strategic. Ideally, you need to apply to 8-10 schools where you are confident you have a realistic chance of acceptance.

Should I apply 50 medical schools? ›

There is no perfect number of medical schools to apply to. However, as to how many schools to consider, the recommended average is between 16 and 20 schools. Applying too few programs results in too few interviews and vice versa.

How hard is it to get into an MD school? ›

Medical schools are highly competitive. The national acceptance rate is 43 percent, according to data compiled by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Use these top 10 tips from doctors and medical students to help you prepare for your pre-health profession.

What GPA is used for med school? ›

What is a Good GPA for Med School?
Science GPA3.453.64
Non-Science GPA3.703.79
Total GPA3.563.71

What GPA to get into Harvard? ›

It is tough to get into Harvard. The university receives applications from more qualified applicants than they can accept, and most applicants have at least a 4.18GPA. Meeting GPA and SAT/ACT requirements (although these are now optional) will help you get through the first round of filters.

What type of math is used in medicine? ›

Calculus and statistics are used in the medical profession in fields ranging from measuring kidney function to analyzing medical images to diagnosing diabetes. Clearly, mathematics is vital to the medical profession.

What is the most important subject for doctors? ›

Biology. Biology is one of the most common majors for those who want to pursue a medical career, especially aspiring physicians and surgeons. According to the BLS, 48.7 percent of all physicians and surgeons employed in 2015 chose biology as their undergraduate major [1].

Which subject is best for medical? ›

Typically chemistry and biology A level are required, with some schools preferring a third related science subject. It is important to check individual requirements with each university. Pharmacology related degrees generally require A level chemistry and normally one other subject from biology, physics or maths.

Can I take medicine without doctor? ›

Taking medications without proper medical consultation can also lead to drug interactions. Some drugs react negatively when taken together with certain medicines. Some medications also counter the effect of certain drugs such as in the case of doxycycline and penicillin.

What grade do I need to be a doctor? ›

You'll usually need: at least 5 GCSEs grades 9 to 7 (A* or A), including English maths and sciences. 3 A levels, or equivalent, including biology and chemistry.

Is medicine difficult to study? ›

Studying Medicine isn't easy, and it often represents a big financial and time investment. But the benefits are definitely worth it. Medical jobs have remained attractive throughout time for a reason. There's something unique about looking after people's health and helping them recover and start living again.

Can you be a doctor with C's? ›

In general, pre-med students are advised to retake courses in which they have earned a 'C. ' In reality, one or two 'C's will not rule out medical school for anyone, especially for otherwise high-achieving students.

How many W's are too many for med school? ›

Myth 1: Having a “W” will disqualify you from medical school. FALSE: Having a “W” does not automatically disqualify you from medical school. Although it is best to not get a “W,” it can be forgiven as long as you do not make a habit of it. As a general rule of thumb, having one “W” should not be too big of a deal.

Can I get into med school with a 3.5 GPA? ›

Many medical schools require that you have at least a 3.0 minimum GPA to even apply to medical school. However, you probably need at least a 3.5 GPA to be competitive for most (if not all) medical schools.

How many times can you take the UCAT exam? ›

You can sit UCAT as many times as you like. However, you can only sit the UCAT in your final year of high school and thereafter. Furthermore, you can only sit the UCAT once a year. UCAT results are valid for one year only.

Can I take UCAT twice? ›

Can I sit the test more than once? You can only sit the test once in any test cycle and any instances of multiple testing in the same year will be treated as an example of candidate misconduct. However, there is no penalty for taking the test again in subsequent years.

Where can I get medicine with a low UCAT score? ›

Where To Apply With a Low UCAT Score
  1. Apply to medical schools with lower UCAT entry requirements.
  2. Apply to medical schools that do not take the UCAT into account.
  3. Consider applying to BMAT universities and taking the BMAT in October/November.
  4. Last resort – Consider taking a gap year and retaking the UCAT next year.
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Has anyone ever got 3600 in the UCAT? ›

The highest possible score in UCAT (which has never been achieved) is 3600. This is a sum of the maximum possible scaled score for the four cognitive UCAT subtests: UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning and UCAT Abstract Reasoning.

How many people took UCAT 2022? ›

2022 Final Test Scores

The following data is valid up to the 29 September 2022 based on 36,374 tests taken.

What is the lowest UCAT score ever? ›

The highest possible score is 900, while 300 is the lowest. However, for the final Situational Judgement section, you will receive a banding instead. There are four bands, with band 1 being the highest and band 4 being the lowest and the final UCAT scores will go through UCAT conversion.

What is a good UCAT score for medicine 2022? ›

You have to meet a cut-off score and SJT is considered as part of the interview assessment. For 2022 entry, the cut-off score was 2,430.

What is a low UCAT score 2022? ›

Places great importance on UCAT - 100% weighting on those invited to interview (as GCSE and A-Levels are just used as cutoffs). For 2022 entry, the lowest UCAT threshold score to be invited to interview was 2870 for home applicants and 2910 for overseas applicants.

What UCAT score do you need to get into medicine? ›

For Graduate Entry Medicine (A101), you must achieve a score of 2,430/3,600 or above to be given further consideration. You must meet the UCAT entry requirements and the academic entry requirements and the widening participation criteria. The SJT is only considered for those who are invited to attend an MMI.

What med school program is easiest to get into? ›

Easiest Medical Schools to Get Into
  • University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. ...
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School. ...
  • University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine. ...
  • University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine. ...
  • LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport.

Can I get into a BS MD program with a 3.6 GPA? ›

It is common for a BS/MD program to have a 3.5 or 3.6 undergraduate GPA requirement to advance to the medical school. But if applying to a medical school through the traditional route, you would want a minimum of 3.6 and higher would make you a more competitive candidate.

What is the easiest major for medical school? ›

According to the latest data released by AAMC, the top 3 majors with the highest acceptance rates are Physical Sciences, Math and Statistics, and Humanities.

What GPA is good enough for med school? ›

Admissions experts advise aspiring medical school students to aim for a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Dec. 3, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.

What is the cheapest medical school? ›

Cheapest Medical Schools (MD) for Out-of-State Students
Florida State University College of Medicine$32,905.90
Howard University$48,400
Marshall University (Edwards) (WV)$54,772
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston$26,125
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What is a good score to get into med school? ›

Applicants accepted to allopathic (MD-granting) medical schools for the 2021-2022 year had an average MCAT score of 511.9. This is an increase from 2020-2021 when the average was 511.5. This year alone, MedEdits students have been accepted to allopathic medical schools with MCAT scores as low as 508.

Is 3.5 A low GPA for med school? ›

What is considered a competitive GPA for medical school? A GPA of 3.5 is the “average” for medical school so any GPA of 3.6 or above would be above average and hence, competitive. However, keep in mind that this number is not universally applicable, and the actual expectation can vary widely between schools.

What Ivy Leagues have a BS MD program? ›

PLME, Brown University's 8-year combined medical program, is the only one of its kind in the Ivy League. As an undergraduate institution, Brown is perhaps most noted for its implementation of the Open Curriculum, which essentially allows students to only enroll in the courses that interest them.

Can you get into med school with a 2.5 GPA? ›

It's difficult but not impossible to get into a top medical school with a GPA of 3.0 or lower if the med school has no GPA requirement. Data from the AAMC shows that acing the MCAT ( a score above 517) and having a GPA between 2.8 and 2.99 results in a 46.7% chance of admission.

What happens if your GPA isn't high enough for medical school? ›

How to get into medical school with a low GPA: Do a postbac to show an upward trend in grades. Get a high MCAT score to show academic competency. Have consistent, meaningful clinical experience.

How can I raise my GPA for medical school? ›

Boost your GPA with post-baccalaureate coursework

This is a popular route, especially for applicants who did well on the MCAT but need some help with their GPA. Retaking science classes can show you've mastered the material, but a better strategy is to take advanced classes and do well.

Can you still get into med school if you fail a class? ›

All grades earned are calculated into the cumulative GPA.

Do people get accepted into medical school even though they have failed a course or two in the past? Yes. It's all about demonstrating improvement. The most important thing you can do is to learn from the experience and improve.

What is the best major to be a doctor? ›

Biology is one of the most common majors for those who want to pursue a medical career, especially aspiring physicians and surgeons. According to the BLS, 48.7 percent of all physicians and surgeons employed in 2015 chose biology as their undergraduate major [1].

What is the average GPA for med school? ›

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reported an average GPA for medical school of 3.60 across all applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.


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4. MSAR Medical School Admissions Requirements 2022 | MedEdits
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