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Pre-Med Fellows

Pre-med fellows


The Texas A&M School of Medicine created the Pre-Med Fellows program in 2015, as part of a grant with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Students who are accepted into this program, and successfully meet the requirements, will be given conditional admission to the Texas A&M School of Medicine and will be expected to commit to the Texas A&M School of Medicine for medical school.

This program is designed for underrepresented students who are committed to pursuing medical school. However, it is not exclusive to underrepresented students in medicine. Additionally this program is designed to accelerate the process and prepare Pre-Med students to be highly competitive medical school students by introducing them to experiences and opportunities to prepare them for a career in medicine.

The program is open to second-year Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University students who have completed two semesters and meet the requirements.

Those students selected for the program will have the opportunity to begin medically relevant activities such as attending simulation activities, lectures and student-led programs in the School of Medicine at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. As part of this program, participants will enroll in a MCAT prep course free of charge. This program will select up to 10 students from TAMU and up to 5 from PVAMU.




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 may select up to 10 students per year.


  • The application opens on September 15th of each given year.
  • Important: The application must be filed online through the School of Medicine's Admissions  processing software.


Current second-year Texas A&M & Prairie View A&M Students

  • September 15: Application opens 
  • 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


  • 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 50% percentile MCAT Comprehensive Score with not less than a 40% 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 PMF 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 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.


I have a 3.49, can I still apply?

Yes. We will be pulling grades one last time after fall grades have posted to ensure that all students selected are still eligible. If you are close and you think that your grades this semester will put you over the top, then you are welcome to apply.

I am a senior, can I still apply?

No. This program is open to sophomores with a full year of academic course work at Texas A&M University. The program is designed to nurture students at least over a two-year period.

I am a graduate student, can I still apply?

No, unfortunately you may not. The experiences that have been designed as part of this program really only are relevant for undergraduate students.

I am not a science major, can I still apply?

Yes. However, you will still need to complete all of your science coursework to be eligible to apply to medical school.

I am a freshman; will this program be around next year?

Yes. Barring a catastrophe, this program will be here next year as well.

Once accepted, I won't have to go through the interview process, right?

Incorrect. You will still have to interview as part of the Texas A&M College of Medicine application process. You are guaranteed admission as long as you are in good standing and complete all of the requirements, however, if there are concerns about your candidacy the College of Medicine admissions committee can delay your enrollment.

If I apply and get accepted, do I have to go to the Texas A&M College of Medicine?

Yes. You are expected to enroll in the College of Medicine. We are making a significant investment in you as a student, and we expect you to commit to the College.

If you do apply to another medical school, you will forfeit your automatic acceptance and have to go through the process like any other applicant.

Do I have to be Black or Hispanic to apply?

No. This program is open to all applicants.

If I do not meet the minimum MCAT total score and/or subsection scores, will I be able to repeat the MCAT?

Yes, you will be given an opportunity to repeat the MCAT within the year that you are submitting application via TMDSAS to the COM. You are limited to one repeat attempt. Requesting a repeat of the MCAT beyond that timeframe that you are applying will require the approval of the COM Admissions Committee.

What is the timeline for application and interviews?

  • Sept. 1: Application opens
  • Nov. 1: Application closes (5 p.m. CST)