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Military Academy to Medicine

Military to Medicine

About Military Academy To Medicine

The Military Academy to Medicine (MA2M) Program is designed for cadets who are currently enrolled in one of the three service academies (Army, Navy and Air Force), pursuing a medical billet and are interested in obtaining a medical degree with the Texas A&M College of Medicine.

If accepted, students will be granted conditional acceptance into the College of Medicine upon completion of their bachelor's degree with the service academies. Additionally, the program will guide candidates through a joint learning path designed to expand and enhance the educational process during their academic experience.

Selection Process

Up to 9 cadets (up to three per service academy) will be accepted per year through a joint selection process by the College of Medicine admissions committee and the service academies. Only those students who have been approved to receive a medical billet and demonstrate an interest in pursuing military medicine as a career and are US citizens or US Permanent Residents (preference will be given to Texas residents) will be accepted.

THE APPLICATION

  • The application will open September 1, and will close on December 1.
  • Must have completed Biology I and II and Chemistry I and II with lab with a B or better by the time of acceptance into the program.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 at the time of application.
  • Demonstrate healthcare, community service and leadership activities.
  • Application must receive letter of recommendation from Director of Pre-Health Advising
  • Important: The application must be filed online through the College of Medicine's Admissions Processing Portal (APP), the Texas A&M University Health Science Center's form processing software.

Requirements

To Matriculate to COM

  • Achieve a cumulative 3.50 OGPA and 3.50 BCPM GPA (biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics) by the time of enrollment into medical school
  • Satisfy with a "B" grade or higher, the College of Medicine's undergraduate course requirements totaling 47 semester hours
  • Score at least a 509 total score on the MCAT (82nd percentile) with no less than a 126 in each of the subsections; one retake is allowed
  • Complete clinical experiences-participate in shadow and/or health care experiences devoting at least five hours per month or a minimum of 60 hours per year
  • Complete community service activities-participate in non-health care community service devoting at least five hours per month or a minimum of 60 hours per year
  • Participate in an online seminar course specifically designed to uncover the intricacies of the medical school application and interview processes and explore the lessons, medical school curriculum and issues that describe medicine as a practice and a career
  • Participate regularly in advising sessions with the College of Medicine's admissions office
  • Participate regularly in mentoring sessions with College of Medicine medical students
  • Interview with the College of Medicine admissions committee and be voted as approved to matriculate

*A complete list of requirements will be included in the Acceptance Acknowledgment Form.

Conditional Acceptance into the College of Medicine

Students must apply to the College of Medicine through the TMDSAS requiring them to submit a medical school application no later than August 1 prior to their senior year in their chosen service academy. The early assurance process gives cadets the opportunity to secure an acceptance from the College of Medicine as early as October 15. The guidelines for application via TMDSAS include:

  • Apply only to the College of Medicine through Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) by August 1
  • Submit the College of Medicine's secondary application and all required supplemental information by August 1
  • Attend only the College of Medicine if offered a place under EAP. If a student applies to other medical schools, the acceptance is rescinded. Students will also need to repay the cost of Kaplan MCAT prep course.