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Painter Hall (PAI) 5.03
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Closed for Lunch 12-1pm

Student Appointments:

M-F 9am-12 & 1-3pm

Mailing Address:
The University of Texas at Austin
Attn: Health Professions Office
103 W. 24th St., Mail Stop A2900 
Painter Hall (PAI) 5.03
Austin, TX 78712-1741


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DIY Pre-Med Student Planning Guide

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Pre-Med Planning Guide & Self Assessment document provides important resources for UT Austin students planning on applying to Medical School. Check it out and begin your journey to Medical School today.

Prerequisites, Time Line & Statistics


Stress Management Resources





Should I retake My MCAT?

  • If you are asking yourself this questions. Please review this handout.


  • BIO 311C, BIO 311D, BIO 205L or 206L (Biology)
  • BIO 325 (Genetics)
  • CH 301, CH 302, CH 204 (General Chemistry)
  • CH 320M, CH 320N, CH 220C (Organic Chemistry)
  • BCH 369 (Biochemistry)
  • SDS 302 or… Refer to the Approved Statistics Courses List for a complete list
  • PSY301 (Psychology)
  • SOC302 (Sociology)
  • Ethics (Many Ethics courses are offered, check out other courses of interest)
  • RHE 306 (Rhetoric)
  • E316L or E316M or E316N, or E316P (Literature)

Any of the physics sequences below:

  • PHY 302K, 102M & PHY 302L, 102N
  • PHY 317K, 117M & PHY 317L, 117N
  • PHY 301, 101L & PHY 316, 116L
  • PHY 303K, 103M & PHY 303L, 103N

Research Medical Schools Before You Apply!

  • Medical School Admissions Requirements for US and Canadian Medical Schools (MSAR)
  • Osteopathic Medical College Information Book
  • Considering applying to an International Medical School? (Handout)
  • List of Medical Schools in Texas  

Medical School Time Line & Application Services



Texas public medical schools, including TCOM, use TMDSAS (Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service)

Baylor College of Medicine and most out-of-state allopathic medical schools use AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service)

Out-of-state osteopathic medical schools use AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service). (TCOM, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, uses TMDSAS)

Texas M.D & D.O Schools Requiring Secondary AppLICATIONS

Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primary application through TMDSAS, AMCAS, and other application services. Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted. Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Some secondary applications are available and should be completed very soon after you submit your primary application. Other secondary applications are by invite only. If a schools secondary application is by invite only they will notify you and ask you to complete their own specific secondary application only after they have reviewed your primary application. Please check with the schools on the secondary policies, availability & application fees. Application fees range from $0 - $100. Any questions relating to a secondary application should be directed to the respective school. Completion of the secondary application is required by the following medical schools before your application is considered:

Letters of Evaluation

Letters of evaluation are key pieces to your medical school application. Each application has its own way of collecting letters and number and type of letters vary from school to school. Check with the application service you are using for additional details.  We recommend you look into using Interfolio to collect your letters of recommendation. 

Personal Statements

The personal statement is a critical component of your application to Medical school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values

Pre-Medical Resources & Interesting Information

MD/PhD Resources