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This new program is designed to attract highly competitive second-year Texas A&M University Pre-Med students who are interested in seeking a medical degree from the Texas A&M School of Medicine, and ultimately pursuing a career as a physician in Texas.




At the time of application, applicant must have:
  • Completed freshman year with at least 24 credit hours (fall and spring semesters) and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50; hours completed over the summer cannot be used toward the 24 credit hours.
  • Completed Biology I & II, and Chemistry I & II with a B or better (AP or Dual Credit Accepted). Will be allowed to apply if Bio II OR Chem II are in progress
  • Demonstrated in-person healthcare/clinical observation experiences
  • Demonstrated in-person non-healthcare community service experiences
  • Two letters of recommendations (at least one from a TAMU faculty member)
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents (preference will be given to Texas residents)

Application opens September 15 and closes November 1 on any given year.  

The program will select up to 15 students per year.


  • Important: The application must be filed online through the School of Medicine's Admissions Processing Portal (APP), the Texas A&M University Health Science Center's form processing software.


Letters of Recommendation

  • Two individual letters of recommendation are required. One of those letters has to be from a science professor/teacher.
  • Letters must be on official letterhead and addressed to Fernando Vasquez and uploaded to the application portal by the letter writer.


Unofficial transcripts are required to make the application complete.  These can be uploaded to the application portal.


After applications have been evaluated, the selection committee will choose a selected number of applicants to forward in the process and conduct interviews. From this pool, the final applicants will be chosen.

  • September 15: Application opens 
  • November 1: Application closes 
  • November 2-15: Applications screened
  • By November 20: Interview Invitations sent
  • November 27-29: Virtual Interviews
  • December 15: Admissions Committee deliberations
  • By December 20: Acceptance/Alternate/Denial notifications sent

*Dates are subject to change.


  • Satisfying with a "B" grade, or higher, the School of Medicine's undergraduate course requirements (47 semester hours). See below.
  • Achieving a cumulative 3.50 GPA and 3.50 BCPM GPA (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics) by the time of enrollment into medical school at the end of each semester.
  • Score at least a 80% percentile MCAT Comprehensive Score with not less than a 67% percentile in each of the subsections.  Two attempts are allowed.
  • Participating in a Pathway to Medicine Seminar Course specifically designed to uncover the intricacies of the medical school application and interview processes and exploring the lessons, medical school curriculum, and issues that describe medicine as a practice and a career (Spring semester).
  • Participating in advising sessions with the School of Medicine's Director of Admissions and Early Admissions Programs.
  • Participating in mentoring sessions with School of Medicine medical students.
  • Active participation in MCAT preparation
  • Clinical Experiences - shadowing experiences in a private practice or hospital setting (at least 5 hours per month or minimum of 60 hours per year).
  • Community Service Activities - participating in non-healthcare community service (at least 5 hours per month or minimum average of 60 hours per year).
  • Complete baccalaureate degree from Texas A&M University within a four or five year degree plan
  • Applying only to the Texas A&M School of Medicine.

* A complete list will be provided in the Acceptance Acknowledgement Agreement form.

Conditional Acceptance Into The School of Medicine

Students accepted to the A2M Program must also apply to the School of Medicine by the end of their junior year through the TMDSAS no later than August 1. The EAP gives the student the opportunity to secure an acceptance from the School of Medicine as early as October 15. The guidelines for application via EAP include

  • Submitting the SOM's Secondary Application and all required supplemental information by September 1.
  • Attending only the Texas A&M School of Medicine if offered a place under EAP. If a student applies to other medical schools, the acceptance is rescinded and is responsible to repay cost of Kaplan MCAT Prep course.