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Frequently Asked Questions

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. UT Tyler School of Medicine welcomes and supports all applicants, including those with disabilities. We are committed to ensuring accessibility and accommodations for all students and our university has a dedicated office for disability support. We encourage students with disabilities to disclose and seek accommodations. 

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.

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. 

  • Completed TMDSAS application

      • Applications
        • Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (CDT)
      • College transcript(s)
        • Minimum of 3.0 in last 30  hours of BCPM
        • TMDSAS will request official transcript(s) once admissions has been offered.
      • MCAT
        • Minimum score of 492 using the confidence cut-off
        • The best score from the past 5 years from the year of application submission is used in the evaluation process.
        • Test scores older than 5 years from the year of application submission will not be considered.
      • Essays
      • Letters of recommendation
        • Minimum of 3 letters or 1 Health Professions Committee Letter/Packet with the option to submit one additional letter.  Letters should come from individuals who know you academically or professionally (i.e. faculty member, advisor, mentor, supervisor, etc).
  • Supplemental applications (as requested)
      • Prerequisite Verification
      • Essay Questions
      • Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (CDT)
  • Completion of the Casper Situational Judgment Test (SJT) through Altus
      • Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Completion of a Duet profile through Altus
      • Deadline: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Prerequisite courses (TMDSAS Prescribed Course Listing based on school)
    • Prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
    • All prerequisite courses must be completed at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university.
    • AP and online credit and/or coursework for prerequisite courses is accepted. We encourage student to take traditional coursework.
      • AP Credit will be accepted only if the school granting the credit lists the specific course(s) and number of credit granted per course on an official transcript.
      • Online coursework must be from and accredited institution.
    • Prerequisites must be completed prior to matriculation
    • Pass/Fail Coursework will be accepted for prerequisites courses taken during Spring 2020 to Fall 2021 semesters.
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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

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.    

At this time, VA benefits are not available for medical students.  Once the SOM becomes fully accredited by the LCME the UT Tyler Military and Veterans Success Center will submit a request for approval. Military-affiliated students may be eligible to receive other types of financial aid (loans, scholarships, etc.)

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Watch below as the admissions team shares insights about the application process
and school vision
during the TMDSAS live session.

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