All applicants to McGovern Medical School must complete the following:
A primary application
- The Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service (TMDSAS) Application is required of all applicants.
- If you are applying to our MD/PhD dual degree program, you must complete the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Application. Please refer to our Degrees Offered page for more information.
A secondary application
- A McGovern Medical School Secondary Application is required of all applicants.
- Candidates will receive an email invitation from our school containing the link and instructions to complete our secondary application after we have received their complete application from TMDSAS. Please allow for processing time by TMDSAS.
Important Note: Secondary Application invitations, interview invitations, offer letters, and any other communications made to applicants from McGovern Medical School will be sent from our e-mail address email@example.com. Please make sure to mark this sender as safe and check your spam folder as well as your email inbox for correspondence.
*It is the goal of McGovern Medical School to accept only those students who are guaranteed to complete the full four years of the curriculum based on citizenship or permanent resident status. Therefore, only applicants who are permanent US residents or American citizens will be considered for interview and admission.
McGovern Medical School carefully reviews applications by applying the concepts of the AAMC holistic review initiative. Holistic review is a flexible, individualized way of assessing an applicant’s capabilities by which balanced consideration is given to experiences, attributes, and academic metrics and, when considered in combination, how the individual might contribute value as a medical student and physician.
There is no discrimination on the basis of race, sex, creed, national origin, age, or disability. In an effort to recruit a highly qualified and diverse student body, which reflects the demographics of the state of Texas, race/ethnicity as well as a socioeconomically disadvantaged background are among the many factors considered in the admission process.
Invitation to Interview
If selected, the invitation to interview will be sent to the e-mail address submitted in the TMDSAS application. It will include a link to the website where the applicant may schedule their preferred interview day (space availability is limited and filled on a first come first serve basis). Interviews are typically held between mid-late August and early-mid January.
Upon selecting their preferred interview date, students will receive detailed information about the interview day, which will include parking, the general schedule, overnight housing options offered and maps. Students should have a clear understanding of what will happen during the interview experience before they arrive and are expected to attend the entire interview day.
After the Interview
After the interview our Admissions Committee will complete a full review that involves a careful reading of the entire application by a member of the Admissions Committee. Each applicant will receive a ranking, relative to all other applicants based on their personal attributes, life experiences, academic preparation, contribution to the class, leadership, community service involvement, etc. The reviewer will then assign an overall ranking based on a summative impression of the application. The Admissions Selection Committee will utilize these rankings to determine which applicants will be offered an acceptance to our school.