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Cadet to Medicine

Cadet to Medicine


This program is designed to accelerate the process for Corps of Cadets students 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 and third-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.


Up to ten Corps of Cadets students will be accepted per year through a selection process by the School of Medicine Admissions Committee. Only those students who have expressed interest in military medicine as a career; are U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents; and, have achieved at the end of their second/third-year at TAMU a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and a "B" or better in all undergraduate science and math coursework will be eligible.


Opens October 1 - December 1


Letters of Recommendation

  • Two individual letters of recommendation are required, at least one from faculty of the Texas A&M University and one from the Corps of Cadets.
  • 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.


When submitting an application, unofficial TAMU Transcripts must be emailed by the application deadline.

Application Endorsement

Application to the Cadet to Medicine program must be endorsed by Ms. Meredith Simpson, Assistant Commandant, Academics and International Programs.


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

  • October 1: Application opens (8 a.m.)
  • December 1: Application closes (5 p.m. & all supporting documents due)
  • December 9-15: Applications screened
  • December 19: Interview Invitations sent
  • January 30-February 1: Virtual Interviews will be held at the School of Medicine
  • February 10: Admissions Committee deliberations
  • By March 3: Acceptance/Alternate/Denial notifications sent


  • 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 OGPA 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 504 total score on the MCAT (50th percentile) with not less than a 125 in each of the subsections.
  • 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 or Fall 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 for three years or minimum of 30 hours per year).
  • Community Service Activities - participating in non-healthcare community service (at least 5 hours per month for three years or minimum average of 30 hours per year).
  • Complete baccalaureate degree from Texas A&M University within a four or five year degree plan

* A complete list will be provided in the Acceptance Acknowledgement 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 COM's Secondary Application and all required supplemental information by August 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.