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Application Process

  1. Primary Application

    Interested students must complete an application via the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS), during which the applicant will submit official transcripts of all post-secondary academic work, complete required essays, submit a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation, and list professional work and job-shadowing experiences. Only applications submitted via TMDSAS will be accepted. 

    •   Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores are required.

    •   Applications for admission are accepted according to the TMDSAS timeline.

    *Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine does not participate in AMCAS.

  2. Secondary Application

    Qualified applicants will receive an email invitation to submit a secondary application. The email will contain a link to the submission portal along with instructions and additional information. There is a 14-day deadline from the time-date stamp on the invitation email to return the secondary application. The cost of the secondary application is $60. Fee waivers are available for qualified applicants and instructions will be provided in the invitation.

    Applications will be reviewed for alignment with the College of Medicine mission.

    Applicant Attributes:
    Our admissions team seeks applicants whose activities and reflections demonstrate: a commitment to service and to community engagement; a history of performing effectively in team settings; cultural and academic humility; capacity for academic excellence and innovative problem solving; and evidence of maturity, conscientiousness, and resiliency. Because there are many more qualified applicants than available seats, applicants who successfully demonstrate an inclination to pursue careers in primary care will be prioritized.

  3. Interview

    Qualified applicants will be selected to interview, as a final stage in the application process. Interviews will begin in September. All offers will be made according to the TMDSAS Spring 2025 timeline.


Additional Information

Criminal Background Checks:
The Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine requires that newly admitted applicants to the M.D. program, complete and successfully pass a Criminal Background Check (CBC) prior to matriculation. Offers of admission are contingent upon the outcome of the CBC, which will be reviewed by the Fertitta Family College of Medicine Admissions Office.

Immunization Requirements:
Please view the Fertitta Family College of Medicine Student Handbook for details.

Transfer Students:
Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine will not consider transfer requests at this time.