Cooperative Programs

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Cooperative Programs

 

Rising Freshman

FASTS- Facilitated Admissions for South Texas Scholars

Description: The University of Texas Health Science Center - School of Medicine 

Facilitated Admissions for South Texas Scholars (FASTS) is a program that allows students with academic excellence and a demonstrated interest in medicine to receive early acceptance to the UT School of Medicine at San Antonio.

FASTS Benefits include:

  • Early acceptance to the School of Medicine at the UT Health Science Center
  • A rigorous academic preparation for medical school
  • MCAT preparation
  • Academic enrichment and clinical experiences provided through our Summer Premedical Academy

Acceptance Requirements:

Successful completion of the program requires participants to complete a Bachelor’s Degree at a partnering university and:

  • Maintain an overall GPA and Science GPA of at least 3.25
  • Take the MCAT exam in the fall of junior year
  • Attend summer internships at the School of Medicine
  • Have a record of ethical behavior while a pre-medical student and demonstrate a continuing commitment to study medicine
  • Complete a successful interview with the medical school Admission Committee

Applications are available online at:

http://som.uthscsa.edu/Admissions 

 

 

EMSAP- Early Medical School Acceptance Program

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 This program is designed to provide a rigorous undergraduate educational experience to assure that students receive the academic preparation required to pursue a medical education. Upon acceptance to EMSAP, students also receive conditional acceptance to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Final matriculation into UTMB is dependent upon successful; l completion of all EMSAP requirements and graduation from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB), Texas Southern University (TSU), Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), The University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), or the University of Texas Pan American (UTPA). This program has a productive record in recruiting talented students to medical school at UTMB.

Application Requirements:

  • Minimum SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 20
  • Texas Resident with U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • High School GPA of 3.25 or above
  • High School senior who has been accepted to PVAMU, TSU, TAMIU, UTEP, UTB or UTPA
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Essay Outlining motivation for a career as a physician
  • Additional evidence of exceptional achievement
  • Interview with UTMB faculty and staff

Program Components:

  • Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree within 4 years at one of 6 affiliate schools
  • Academic enrichment courses and seminars to strengthen medical school preparation
  • Academic advising and mentoring from undergraduate advisors and from faculty, staff and administrators at UTMB
  • Exposure to the clinical practice of medicine with UTMB clinicians
  • MCAT preparation course
  • Workshops for medical school admissions, personal statement, and interviewing skills

http://www.utmb.edu/emsap/

 

 

PCP-Primary Care Program

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Program Details:

This innovative program gives you the opportunity to pursue a medical degree without taking the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). While there are no shortcuts to a quality education, there is an alternative path to gaining entrance into medical school. The PPC program is designed to help qualified, dedicated young people get a foot in the door of the medical field. This will allow them to eventually contribute to improving health care in parts of Texas that need it most.

Application Requirements:

To be eligible for consideration as a high school student, you must:

  • Have the equivalent of a GPA of 3.50
  • Be predicted to graduate in the top 10% of your class
  • Achieve a minimum of 1200 SAT or 26 ACT score
  • Have a legal residence in a rural or undeserved area, or health professions shortage area as defined by the Health Professions Resource Center at the Texas Department of Health.
  • Be a resident of the state of Texas
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Commit to attend one of our partner universities

To be eligible as a college student, you must meet all the requirements above, as well as the following:

  • Be enrolled as a college freshman in one of our partner universities
  • Completed high school with a 3.50 GPA or equivalent
  • Maintain a 3.25 GPA during the first year of college.

http://medicine.tamhsc.edu

 

 

Rising Sophomores

 

AEP- Academic Enrichment Program

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The University of Texas Medical Branch has a proud tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarly research, curricular innovation and in meeting the healthcare needs of the State of Texas. UTMB Health is an integrated academic medical center which places major emphasis on basic and clinical research as an important experience for its students. Through our innovative integrated medical curriculum, which has problem-based learning at its central core, students enjoy didactic teaching, peer and group interactive dynamics, and self-directed learning.

UTMB Health is proud to announce its newly funded Hispanic Center of Excellence Academic and Enrichment Program for rising sophomores. It is a five-week summer program housed at the University of Texas Pan America (UTPA), University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), and the University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB). It provides an intensive , academically-enriched medical experience for promising Hispanic students interested in a career in medicine.

Sophomores:

Qualifications include: Minimum 30 college hours and at least a 3.0 GPA

Basic courses: Current student at UTPA; UTB; UTEP; TAMIU; TAMUK; TAMUCC; LCC; LU – Chemistry, English, Math and Biology and Study Skills.

Applicants MUST submit: A completed application with two letters of reference

http://www.utmb.edu/hcoe   

 

 

JAMP-Joint Admission Medical Program

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The Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) was created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident’s students pursuing a medical education. The goal of JAMP is to help Texas students become tomorrow’s medical professionals by providing:

  • Financial Support through undergraduate and medical school scholarships
  • Mentoring and personal assistance to prepare you for medical school while attending college.
  • Hands-on experience at medical schools through summer internships.
  • Guaranteed admission to Texas medical school if you meet all program requirements.

Which School Can I attend?

JAMP partners with all eight Texas medical schools and sixty-five public and private four-year undergraduate institutions. For a complete list of participating undergraduate school, visit www.texasjamp.org

The participating medical schools include:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • The Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • The University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Questions:

jamp@utsystem.edu

 

 

Rising Junior - Seniors

 

MCDP-Medical Careers Diversity Program

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The University of Texas Medical Branch has a proud tradition of excellence in teaching, scholarly research, curricular innovation and in meeting the healthcare needs of the State of Texas. UTMB Health is an integrated academic medical center which places major emphasis on basic and clinical research as an important experience for its students. Through our innovative integrated medical curriculum, which has problem-based learning at its central core, students enjoy didactic teaching, peer and group interactive dynamics, and self-directed learning.

UTMB Health’s Hispanic Center of Excellence houses the Medical Careers Diversity Program (MCDP). It is a five-week summer program which provides an intensive academically-enriched medical experience for undergraduate Hispanic students. Rising Juniors with a minimum of 3.0 GPA and rising Seniors with a minimum of 3.2 GPA interested in a career in medicine are eligible to apply.

Intensive 5-week MCAT review

  • Organic Chemistry
  • General Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Verbal Reasoning and Writing Skills

Enrichment Activities

  • Admissions workshops
  • Personal statement workshops
  • CPR certification
  • Student wellness workshops
  • Scientific article dissection and critique
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical rotations      

http://www.utmb.edu/hcoe   

 

 

AARP-Academic Achievement and Retention Program

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Pre-Medical Allied Health Academic Achievement and Retention Program (AARP) is a program that provides year-round web-based retention and academic enrichment activities that will enhance the academic performance and increase the retention rate of lower socioeconomic and minority students that are traditionally underrepresented in allied health, medicine, and the sciences.

Application Requirements:

  • Must be a legal resident within the United States (students who attend school outside of Texas must be a Texas resident)
  • Must be economically disadvantaged (based on your FAFSA report) or from an underrepresented minority backgrounds which include African American, Hispanic, mainland Puerto Rican, American Indian, or Native/Hawaiian
  • A minimum entry (and MUST maintain) GPA of 2.8 for Freshman applicants (High School Transcript); 3.0 for Sophomore applicants; 3.2 for Junior applicants
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation from science professors
  • Must submit a personal statement detailing an interest in and a commitment to completing a college education, the benefit of AARP, and interest in a career in medicine or the allied health careers

Applications can now be downloaded by going to:

http://www.utmb.edu/emsap/     

 

 

MSMP-Medical School Matriculation Program

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MSMP Mission: The Medical School Matriculation Program is designed to prepare students for medical school. This competitive and intensive six-week preparatory program has two levels. Level 1 is designed to give academic enrichment, motivation, and clinical exposure to rising junior pre-medical students; Level 2 provides rising pre-medical senior students with an intense comprehensive MCAT preparation review course. MSMP participants also receive assistance with the medical school application process, including preparation of the personal statement, mock interviews, and information about admissions policies and procedures. Students are introduced to medical school life, provided with mentoring, and given the opportunity to interact with UTMB administrators, faculty and medical students. Students will spend 6 weeks on campus of UTMB during the summer.

Application Requirements:

  • Texas Resident with U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Overall GPA of 3.25 and Science GPA 3.25
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from your pre-medical advisor
  • Personal Statement outlining motivation for a career as a physician
  • Additional evidence of exceptional achievement
  • Junior and Senior college classification
  • Economically disadvantaged and underrepresented students in the medical science.

http://www.utmb.edu/emsap/

 

 

 

 

Pre-Dental Programs

 

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UTHSCSA's dual degree program with cooperating undergraduate schools allows students to apply credits earned during Dental School to college requirements, saving a year’s work while earning both a bachelor's degree and a dental degree.

The student interested in dentistry applies when he/she has completed between 12 and 30 hours of college work, and is attending a college or university affiliated with the UTHSCA Dental School's Dual Degree/Early Acceptance (3+4) Program.

During the three-year undergraduate portion of the 3+4 Program, students will:

  • Complete a special three-year curriculum designed by the undergraduate institution
  • Attend an orientation at the Dental School
  • Take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT)

 

Submit a formal application to the Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service before October 15th of the third year

The student is ready to enroll in Dental School when he/she has:

  • Completed predental requirements and the undergraduate institution’s special three-year curriculum
  • Earned a grade of “C” or better in prerequisite courses and maintained a cumulative GPA and Science GPA of 3.4 in undergraduate work
  • Scored at least an 18 on the Academic Average of the DAT
  • Established a record of ethical behavior during college years and received a positive recommendation from the predental advisory committee of the undergraduate school

 

         

 

Description: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch (UTDB) and Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) have partnered to form the Dental Early Acceptance Program. The program offers highly qualified students with an interest in dentistry, and who through personal experiences have demonstrated the ability to overcome adverse or disadvantaged circumstances, the opportunity to be considered for and to receive conditional early acceptance to UTDB. The Program will offer guidance and support mechanisms to those selected for participation.

UTDB would like to invite you to submit an application to this Program and to be considered for one of the early admissions offers. Further description of this program and applications are available from Dr. Mandal. If you are interested in applying, please complete the application and submit it with the required documentation to the Health Professions Advising Office no later than October 31st of your sophomore year in college.

 

Requirements For Final Acceptance Into UTDB-Houston

1. While at TAMIU you must meet the following criteria:

              a) You must pursue a program of study at TAMIU, as advised by the Health Profession advisor, which leads to a baccalaureate degree.

              b) The program of study must include the following prerequisite courses:

English:                         1 year of College English

Biology:                        2 years, as required for science majors;

1 year must include formal laboratory experience

Physics:                        1 year as required for science majors, including the corresponding laboratory experience

Biochemistry:                1 semester (minimum 3 semester hours)

General Chemistry:       1 year, as required for science majors, including the corresponding laboratory experience

Organic Chemistry:       1 year, as required for science majors, including the corresponding laboratory experience

Statistics:                      1 semester (minimum 3 semester hours) Math or Science based

             c) You must obtain a minimum grade of “B” or above in the prerequisite courses

             d) Elective courses in the sciences should be selected such as Microbiology, Anatomy     and Physiology, Embryology, Histology, Cell Biology.

            e) All courses required for admission must be completed by the end of the Spring    semester prior to entry at UTDB. Students who are in good standing in the Program may request a waiver of degree completion if the degree is not completed after the fourth year or may request to have their admission deferred until the following academic year.

            f) Attainment of a minimum GPA of 3.3 in course work at TAMIU and minimum science GPA of 3.2.

           g) You must have an acceptable score on the Dental Admissions Test.

           h) An application must be submitted through TMDSAS no later than November 1st of the year preceding expected enrollment in UTDB.

           i) You must have positive recommendations from the Health Professions Advisory Committee at TAMIU.

           j) You must have a positive record of ethical behavior while a pre-dental student at TAMIU.

           k) You must participate in personal record of ethical behavior while a pre-dental student at TAMIU.

 

 

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