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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 (Hispanic, African-American and Native Indian American) 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.


To qualify for the application process students must have expressed interest in medicine as a career, be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents; have (at the end of the first year of attendance at Texas A&M or Prairie View A&M and after at least 24 hours) a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50. Must have completed BIO I & II and CHEM I & II with labs with a B or better by the time of acceptance. Transfer students are ineligible.


  • The application opens on October 1st of each given year.
  • Important: The application must be filed online through the School of Medicine's Admissions  processing software.


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 School of Medicine Department of Medical Humanities. Students are chosen for their intellectual capacity, motivation for medicine as a career, service orientation and ethical responsibility to self and others. Selections will be announced after interviews.

Current second-year Texas A&M 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 College of Medicine
  • February 10: Admissions Committee deliberations
  • By March 3: Acceptance/Alternate/Denial notifications sent


To matriculate to the School of Medicine
By the end of the degree program, students will need to fulfill the following:

  • Earned 3.50 cumulative GPA each semester
  • Earned 3.50 BCPM (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math) GPA each semester
  • Score a minimum of 50%tile MCAT score with no less than a 40%tile in each subsection
  • Participation in 5-10 hours per month of clinical experiences (60 hrs per year)
  • Participation in 5-10 hours per month of community service activities (60 hrs per year)
  • Successful completion of the Pathway to Medicine Seminar course
  • Participate in regular advising session with your academic and pre-health adviser to ensure proper progress is being made
  • Complete bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University
  • Commit to enroll in the Texas A&M School of Medicine

*A complete list of requirements will be provided in the Acceptance Acknowledgement Form.


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)