Medical Schools in Texas

Texas has a total of twelve medical schools, of which six, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center, at Houston, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, make the top 100 medical schools list in research and primary care, according to U.S. News and World Report. Texas medical schools are competitive to get into, especially so for out-of-state students.


Here is a list of all the medical schools in Texas:

Allopathic Medical Schools in Texas
MD Medical Schools in Texas

Baylor College of Medicine
McGovern Medical School (Houston)
Texas A&M College of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine El Paso
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock
Long Medical School (San Antonio)
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine at Galveston
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Osteopathic Medical Schools in Texas
DO Medical Schools in Texas

University of North Texas – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Applying to Medical Schools in Texas through TMDSAS

All Texas medical schools, except for Baylor, use an independent application service, The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service or TMDSAS. As a part of the TMDSAS application, you will need to compose a personal statement, activities entries, as well as two additional essays the prompts for which are below:

Personal characteristics essay for TMDSAS

Learning from others is enhanced in educational settings that include individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please describe your personal characteristics (background, talents, skills, etc.) or experiences that would add to the educational experience of others.
The personal characteristics essay is limited to 2500 characters, including spaces.

Optional Essay for TMDSAS

Briefly discuss any unique circumstances or life experiences that are relevant to your application which have not previously been presented. Optional Essay is limited to 2500 characters, including spaces.

We encourage all applicants to complete the optional TMDSAS essay.

If applying to Baylor, you will complete the AMCAS application.

How Competitive are you for Medical School Admissions in Texas?

When applying to medical school, it is important to determine if your application is competitive. While researching medical schools, it is essential that you pay attention to the average MCAT scores and GPAs of accepted students, and acceptance rates. If you are considering medical schools in Texas as an out-of-state applicant, it is imperative that you also research what percentage of the entering class is comprised of in-state students. Most medical schools in Texas prioritize in-state applicants, which can make it especially competitive for out-of-state applicants..

So, how difficult is it to get accepted to a Texas medical school? Let’s review the data. Below are the average MCAT scores and GPAs, interview rates for in state and out of state applicants, acceptance rates, percent of entering class that is in state, and tuition for all medical schools in Texas.

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