The University of Texas Medical School is part of the
University of Texas Health Science Center at San
Antonio, which is located within the South Texas
Medical Center. The Health Science Center consists of
the Medical School, Dental School, and Graduate
School of Biomedical Sciences. The school is located
in the northwest section of the city in an area preserved
to provide a rural-type setting.
4-year, semimodern. First year: Covers the introductory
basic medical sciences with the first 2 months devoted to
is allotted to clinical integration activities. Second year:
The key course is pathology with other subjects such as
pharmacology, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and
surgery, using an organ system approach. In addition, a
course in the behavioral sciences/psychiatry is offered.
Third year: Devoted exclusively to 8 clerkship rotations
of 6 weeks each in the major clinical specialties, as well
as family medicine and medical and surgical subspecialties. Fourth year: Consists of a 2-month didactic period
with the balance being devoted to electives. Some time
is allotted for interviews for postgraduate training and/or
Minority admissions: The school is very interested in
the recruitment, retention, and graduation of qualified
minority applicants. Other degree programs: None.
Aside from the basic premedical science courses, 1 additional year of biology, 1 year of English, and 1 semester
of calculus are required. A few nonresidents are admitted. Applicants must take the MCAT and have at least
3 years of college. Securing a broad humanities background is desirable. While strong preference is given to
Texas residents, up to 10% of the entering class may
come from out of state. Applicants for admission are
ranked and selected on the basis of their GPA, individual components of their MCAT scores, and
undergraduate school evaluation. Receiving thoughtful
consideration are personal characteristics such as motivation, maturity, responsibility, and integrity. Coupled
with these is the record of the candidate’s achievements
in extracurricular activities. Transfer and advanced
standing: Not possible at the present time.
All final grades are reported as letter grades. Any student encountering academic difficulty shall be
provided an opportunity to make up deficiencies and
The basic sciences are taught in the Medical School
Building. Clinical teaching takes place at the University
Hospital, the Brady/Green Community Health Center,
the VA Hospital, and 3 other affiliated institutions. The
latter includes the Santa Rosa Medical Center, Wilford
Hall USAF Hospital, Brook Army Hospital, the
Aerospace Medical Division of USAF, and the Baptist
Memorial Hospital System. The Regional Academic
Health Center, located in the Rio Grande Valley in
Huntingen, Texas, is a second clinical educational
campus. It is a training site for 24 third- and fourth-year
students. Research laboratories are located in the
Medical School Building. Library: The library is also
located in the Medical School Building. Housing:
Information not available.
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