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Cadet to Medicine

Cadet to Medicine

ABOUT CADET TO MEDICINE

This program is designed to accelerate the process for Corps of Cadets who are committed to pursuing medical school by introducing them to experiences and opportunities to prepare them for a career in military medicine. This program is open to all second year Corps of Cadets students who meet the minimum selection requirements are highly encouraged to apply.

As part of this program, participants will also have current medical school students as mentors, enroll in a MCAT prep course (such as Kaplan) free of charge, and a pre-medical seminar course. The program will prepare the C2M participants to be highly competitive medical school students. Students who are accepted into this program and successfully meet the requirements will be given a conditional admission to the Texas A&M University School of Medicine and will be expected to commit to the School of Medicine for medical school and to one of the armed forces for military service.

HOW TO APPLY

CRITERIA TO APPLY

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 1 and closes November 1 on any given year.  

The program may select up to 10 students per year.

THE APPLICATION

Opens September 1 - November 1

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Letters of Recommendation

  • Two individual letters of recommendation are required, at least one from Texas A&M University faculty and one from the Corps of Cadets Director.
  • Letters must be on official letterhead and addressed to Mr. Fernando Vasquez. Evaluators must upload them directly to the application portal by the letter writer.

Transcripts

When submitting an application, unofficial Texas A&M University Transcripts must be emailed by the application deadline.

 

APPLICATION & SELECTION TIMELINE

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. The selection is based on a joint process of the School of Medicine and the College of Science. Students are chosen for their intellectual capacity, motivation for medicine as a career, service orientation and ethical responsibility to self and others. .

Current Second-year TAMU Student

  • September 15: Application opens 
  • November 1: Application closes 
  • November 2-15: Applications screened
  • November 20: Interview Invitations sent
  • November 27-29: Virtual Interviews will be held at the School of Medicine
  • December 15: Admissions Committee deliberations
  • By December 20: Acceptance/Alternate/Denial notifications sent

C2M PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS INTO THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

  • Satisfying requirements for a military commission at graduation.
  • 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 60% percentile MCAT Comprehensive Score with not less than a 55% 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 30 hours per year).
  • Community Service Activities - participating in non-healthcare community service (at least 5 hours per month  or minimum average of 30 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 C2M 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:

  • Applying only to the School of Medicine through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS ) by August 1 of the year of application.
  • Submitting the School of Medicine'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.