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159 Joe Reynolds Medical Building
College Station, TX 77843

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine

Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine Rating: 4.0/5 (4 votes)

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Introduction

Established in 1973 and enrolling its first class in 1977, the College of Medicine has evolved into The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine. The college is the result of the affiliation between Texas A&M University and several clinical facilities. The college is located on the university campus at College Station. The clinical campus is located in Temple, Texas.

Academics

4-year semitraditional. First and second years: These are spent studying the basic medical sciences. Each course includes clinical correlation experiences and small group conferences; therefore, students begin acquiring clinical skills in their first year. During the second year, students spend half a day each week for 36 weeks learning fundamental clinical skills under the supervision of practicing physician faculty members. The ethical and social aspects of medical practice receive special emphasis in the curriculum. Third and fourth years: These are devoted to clinical training in several different patient settings. Small clerkship groups allow for intimate clinical training experiences.

Unique Programs

Minority admissions: Recruitment is coordinated by the School Relations Office (Admissions), and a summer research program is offered for minority high school students. Other degree programs: Combined MD-PhD degree programs are available.

Admissions

The college considers individuals who have completed their undergraduate coursework at an accredited college or university. By state mandate, enrollment of individuals who are residents of states other than Texas may not exceed 10%. Most entering students have completed a baccalaureate degree before enrolling.The basic premedical sciences plus 2 courses in English and 1 in calculus are required. Students are required to take the MCAT. In the selection process, academic ability and potential is determined from the applicant’s scholastic record and MCAT scores. Considerable weight is given to characteristics such as motivation, maturity, and interpersonal skills. Experiences that reveal leadership, determination, and a sense of service are of special significance. Some realistic familiarity with medicine is very desirable. Applicants with suitable credentials may be invited for a campus interview. Transferred and advanced standing: Dependent on the availability. Applicants must apply through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service by contacting http//dpwebldp.utexas.edu/mdac.

Students

Letter grades are used for the first 3 years and Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory for the fourth. Teaching: The basic sciences are taught at the Joe Reynolds Medical Building located on the university campus. Clinical training is obtained at the Scott and White Hospital and Clinic (486 beds), and Olin E. Teague Veterans Center (200 beds). Other: Darnall Army Community Hospital (264 beds) and Driscoll Children’s Hospital (188 beds). Library: The Medical Library has 104,000 books and subscribes to 1700 journals. The clinical campus library contains 15,000 books and receives 1600 journals. Housing: Medical students will find housing options in the Bryan/ College Station Community. On the Temple campus, 62 one and two-bedroom apartments are subsidized by the college for medical students.


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