Pre-Medical

So what should you major in at TAMUCC? A common myth is that you have to major in a science degree as a Pre-Medical student; however, this is not true. We recommend that you choose a degree based on your interests. It is important to choose a major based on your academic interests rather than one that you think looks good to medical schools. Choose a major that you are passionate about, whether it is a major in Liberal Arts, Business, Health Sciences, or something else entirely, completing the prerequisites for medical schools can be accomplished. Certain degrees may cover the pre-medical prerequisites; however, medical schools also accept students who show broad interests in their academic coursework through a non-science major. Major in any subject you want!

If you would like to major as a Pre-Medical student follow this degree plan:

ALLOPATHIC (MD) - Public
ALLOPATHIC (MD) - Private
OSTEOPATHIC (DO) - Public
OSTEOPATHIC (DO) - Private

These are schools that our office has visited. For more information contact Dr. Gonzales.

CAMPUS RESOURCES

University Counseling Center 361-825-2703

  • Individual walk-in support M-F 8-5 PM in the Driftwood Building
  • Counselor on Duty Hours M-F 9-11:30 AM & 1-4 PM
  • After Hours Crisis, call 361-825-2703 and press 2 to be connected to the Emergency counselor
  • Self Help Resources

OTHER RESOURCES

CONTENT TESTED ON THE MCAT

  • Biology
  • Genetics
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Ethics
  • Rhetoric
  • Literature
  • Physics
  • Medical School Admissions Requirements for US and Canadian Medical Schools (MSAR)
  • Osteopathic Medical College Information Book
  • AMCAS FAQ's

APPLICATION SERVICES:

Texas public medical schools, including TCOM, use TMDSAS (Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service)

  • TMDSAS - Check out their Application Instructions
Baylor College of Medicine and most out-of-state allopathic medical schools use AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) For additional details, click on and download “Instruction Manual” and see “Section Eight: Essay(s)”

Out-of-state osteopathic medical schools use AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service). (TCOM, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, uses TMDSAS)

TEXAS M.D. & D.O SCHOOLS REQUIRING SECONDARY APPLICATIONS

Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary application through TMDSAS, AMCAS, and other application services. Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted. Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Some secondary applications are available and should be completed very soon after you submit your primary application. Other secondary applications are by invite only. If a schools secondary application is by invite only they will notify you and ask you to complete their own specific secondary application only after they have reviewed your primary application. Please check with the schools on the secondary policies, availability & application fees. Application fees range from $0 - $100. Any questions relating to a secondary application should be directed to the respective school. Completion of the secondary application is required by the following medical schools before your application is considered:

Letters of evaluation are key pieces to your medical school application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and number and type of letters vary from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details.

The personal statement is a critical component of your application to Medical school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values.