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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of student is the UT Tyler School of Medicine looking for?

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine is looking for diverse students who are invested in improving the health of the communities of East Texas. We are seeking students who are community focused and service oriented with an interest in primary care and preventive health. Selected students will embody the values of the School of Medicine: Community, Perseverance, Respect, Excellence, Service and Creativity.

How do I apply to the School of Medicine?

Students interested in applying to The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine will do so on the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Services (TMDSAS) website.

What is the deadline to apply?

The TMDSAS online application became available Monday, May 2, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. (CDT), and submissions opened Monday, May 16, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. (CDT). The deadline to submit applications is 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. 

What are the admissions requirements?

  • Completed TMDSAS application
    • - Applications
    • - College transcript(s)
    • - MCAT
    • - Essays
    • - Letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental applications (as requested)
  • Completion of the Casper Situational Judgment Test (SJT) through Altus
  • Completion of a Duet profile through Altus
  • Prerequisite courses:
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Biology 11 semester hours are required, 2 of which must be labs
Physics 8 semester hours are required, 2 of which must be labs
Chemistry 12 semester hours to include one of the following course combinations:
  • Two semesters of Organic Chemistry and one semester of General Inorganic Chemistry (for a total of 9 semester hours with three labs)
  • Two semesters of General Inorganic Chemistry and one semester of Organic Chemistry (for a total of 9 semester hours with three labs)
Biochemistry 3 semester hours of Biochemistry
English 3 semester hours of composition-based English
Math 3 semester hours of Statistics

Are interviews required?

Yes, there is a required interview. Once a completed application has been submitted, an evaluation will be conducted. This will include a review of the applications, supplemental information, letters of recommendation and satisfaction of prerequisite courses. Candidates chosen for an interview will receive a request to attend an interview. Interviews will be conducted in person whenever possible. Interview day will involve two distinct interview types: multiple mini interviews and a group exercise.    

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