Frequently Asked Questions


These are the most common asked questions.  If you have other questions, don't hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

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.

Per TMDSAS, important dates for the current application cycle are listed below. You can view all TMDSAS important dates here.

      • Monday, May 1, 2023: TMDSAS application becomes available at 8 a.m. CST
      • Monday, May 15, 2023: TMDSAS application submission opens at 8 a.m. CST
      • Wednesday, November 1, 2023: Submission deadline for Primary Application.
        • All sections of the Primary Application must be complete and the application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST.
      • Tuesday, November 14, 2023: Casper Situational Judgment Test (SJT) and Duet must be completed
      • Wednesday, November 15, 2023:
        • Submission deadline for Secondary Application.
        • Submission deadline for Letters of Recommendation (LOR)

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Primary Application
  • Secondary Application
  • Letters of Reference (3 Minimum / 4 Maximum)
  • Casper/Duet scores

The Admissions Committee will only be able to review the components in your complete application. Additional documents such as letters of interest, letters of intent, and application updates will not be accepted for review.

You can check the status of your application at any time in the application portal.

In order for your application to go through our holistic review process for interview consideration, you must have a complete application.

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Primary Application
  • Secondary Application
  • Letters of Reference (3 Minimum / 4 Maximum)
  • Casper/Duet Scores (Processing time for Casper results to be posted to your application portal is approximately 2 weeks)

Once we receive all these items, you will receive an email confirming your application is complete. If you have not received a confirmation email but believe you have submitted all the required documents, please contact the Office of Admissions.

  • 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 application, supplemental application, letters of recommendation and satisfaction of prerequisite courses. Candidates chosen for an interview will receive an interview invitation and will be able to select from available dates.  Interviews will be conducted in person whenever possible. Interview day will involve two distinct interview types: multiple mini interviews (MMIs) 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. Consideration may also be given to applicants who will gain U.S. Permanent Residency status by the time of medical school enrollment.


    • If you are currently working to obtain U.S. Permanent Residency status, please send an email to the Office of Admissions. Official documentation confirming your residency status will be required prior to matriculation.

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