UH College of Medicine is now accepting application for the fall 2021 class. To apply, you must meet the following criteria.
- Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in order to be considered for an interview.
- 90 undergraduate hours at an accredited university in the United States or Canada
- All pre-medical requirements listed below must have been completed at a United States or Canadian University. Courses that do not conform to this requirement will not be accepted, even if transferred credit has been given for them by a U.S. or Canadian school.
- Advanced placement credit is accepted only if the school granting the credit lists the specific course(s) and number of units granted per course on an official transcript.
- It is required that applicants take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) within five (5) years of applying to medical school.
- While there is no minimum GPA required for application, the UH College of Medicine will consider applicants for admission who have demonstrated academic excellence.
Prerequisite Coursework for Admission
- General Biology (8 credit hours, 2 hours must be lab)
- Advanced Biology (3 credit hours)
- General (Inorganic) Chemistry (8 credit hours, 2 hours must be lab)
- Organic Chemistry (8 credit hours, 2 hours must be lab)
- Biochemistry (3 credit hours)
- Physics, for science majors (8 credit hours, 2 hours must be lab)
- Statistics, taught in math/statistics/psychology departments (3 credit hours)
- English Composition (6 credit hours)
- Foreign language
- Other biology courses: molecular, genetics, human physiology, immunology
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. Applicants cannot apply to the M.D. program through The American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores are required.
Applications for admission are accepted according to the TMDSAS timeline.
Qualified applicants will receive an email invitation to submit a secondary application via email. The email will contain a link to the submission portal along with instructions and additional information.
Applications will be reviewed for adherence with the UH College of Medicine mission and the following 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 diverse teams; 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.
UH College of Medicine Mission
UH College of Medicine will be accountable for improving the overall health and health care of the population of greater Houston and urban and rural areas across Texas that face significant doctor shortages by:
Educating a diverse group of physicians who will provide compassionate, high-value (high quality at reasonable cost) care to patients, families and communities, with a focus on primary care and other needed physician specialties, such as psychiatry and general surgery.
Providing integrated, evidence-based, high-value care delivered to patients by inter-professional teams.
Conducting interdisciplinary research to find innovative solutions to problems in health and health care.
Engaging, collaborating with, and empowering patient populations and community partners to improve their health and health care.
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 2021 timeline.