Academic Prerequisites for Medical and Dental School
Although the academic requirements for entry into medical and dental school are very minimal, most of the schools encourage the applicants to have earned a baccalaureate degree prior to being accepted and enrolling into the school. Our Biomedical Sciences curriculum which leads to a bachelors degree meets all of the academic requirements for entry.
Prospective students are are encouraged to strive for an excellent academic record in order to enhance chances for admission. Generally, most students admitted have college GPAs over 3.5. Very few, if any, are admitted with GPAs of less than 3.0.
Admission to these professional schools are highly competitive. As a rule, successful applicant are those who show evidence of consistently performing well academically and having extracurricular interests and achievements.
The medical and dental schools in Texas have a standard prescribed course requirement for admission, as stated below.
|Biology||Two years as required for a college science major, including laboratory work|
|Chemistry||One year of General Chemistry and one year of Organic Chemistry as required for college majors, including corresponding laboratory experience|
|Physics||One year as required for a college science major, including laboratory work|
|Mathematics||One-half year of college calculus or statistics|
|English||One year of college English|
Medical Schools in Texas
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Texas Tech University Health Science Center
- Texas A&M University Health Science Center
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
- The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston
- The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
- University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth