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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 applicants are those who show evidence of consistently performing well academically and who show various extracurricular interests and achievements.

The medical and dental schools in Texas have standard prescribed course requirement for admission and use the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service, TMDSAS, for these health professions.   TMDSAS website keeps an up-to-date list of the prescribed prerequisite courses.