Do you dream of being a patient care provider? Do you see yourself working in a hospital or helping patients at a doctor’s office? If so, your path could likely lead to medical school. While there is no official “pre-med” major at UT Permian Basin, there are specific courses you should take that will put you on the track for med school.

There are nine medical schools in Texas:

  • Baylor College of Medicine, (Houston) (private) 
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (College Station) 
  • Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of North Texas Health Science Center (Fort Worth) 
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine (Lubbock) 
  • Texas Tech University Health Science Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (El Paso) 
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston 
  • University of Texas Medicine School at Houston 
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine 
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas)

All nine medical schools have essentially the same minimum undergraduate prerequisites. The following are UT Permian Basin courses you should consider working into your degree plan with one of our academic advisors. Those courses include:

ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGL 1302 Composition II

CHEM 1311/1111 General Chemistry I/General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 1312/1112 General Chemistry I/General Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 3411/3113 Organic Chemistry I/Experimental Organic Lab I
CHEM 3412/3114 Organic Chemistry II/Experimental Organic Lab II

PHYS 1301/1101 University Physics I/ University Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 1302/1102 University Physics II/ University Physics II Laboratory

MATH 2413 Calculus I
MATH 3301 Statistics or PSYC 3301 Intro to Statistics

Studying for the MCAT

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is the test that can make or break you. You simply cannot get into medical school without it.

With roughly 25 test dates a year, the MCAT challenges your core knowledge of the classes medical schools require. MCAT prep can be a second full-time job. If you are a full-time student you will need a solid and committed plan to prepare.

Online MCAT Courses, one-on-one private tutoring, and self-studying are just a few ways to prepare for the MCAT.

Applying to Med School

The eight public medical schools in Texas are all served through one central application service - Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service (TMDSAS). Access the TMDSAS website.

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