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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 School of Medicine.

If accepted, students will be granted conditional acceptance into the School 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.



  • The application will open September 15, and will close on November 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 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, at least one from Service Academy faculty and one from the Health Professions Director.
  • Letters must be on official letterhead and addressed to Mr. Fernando Vasquez, Assistant Dean of Admissions. Evaluators must upload them directly to the application portal by the letter writer.


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

Application Endorsement

Application to the Military Academy to Medicine program must be endorsed by the Health Professions Director.


Selection Timeline

Current second-year Texas A&M Student

  • September 15: Application opens (8:00 a.m.)
  • November 1: Application closes (5 p.m. & all supporting documents due)
  • 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


To Matriculate 

  • Achieve a cumulative 3.50 GPA 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 School of Medicine's undergraduate course requirements totaling 47 semester hours
  • Score at least a 60% percentile on the MCAT with no less than a 55% percentile 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 30 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 30 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. (Spring Semester)
  • Participate regularly in advising sessions with the School of Medicine's admissions office
  • Participate regularly in mentoring sessions with School of Medicine medical students
  • Interview with the School of Medicine admissions committee and be voted as approved to matriculate

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

Conditional Acceptance into the School of Medicine

Students must apply to the School 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 School of Medicine as early as October 15. The guidelines for application via TMDSAS include:

  • Apply only to the School of Medicine through Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) by August 1
  • Submit the School of Medicine's secondary application and all required supplemental information by September 1
  • Attend only the School 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.