Detailed Item Descriptions
Review List of Required Books and Supplies:
Review list of required and recommended books and supplies. Pages 1-3 contain the information for the pre-clinical (MS1-MS2) years.
Order White Coat:
In conjunction with the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement, alumni have generously agreed to pay for all of the White Coats for the Entering Class of 2023!
Orders for white coat must be submitted by Monday, May 15th. Orders will be available for pick-up from the book store beginning July 24th. Orders received after May 15th may not be ready for pickup by July 24th. Email your completed New Student White Coat Order Form to: email@example.com. Please include your name and [2023 New Student Order] in the subject line. A confirmation will be emailed to you once your order has been processed.
Signature Page and Ethical Pledge:
Accept or decline the offer online by signing the Signature Page at applytoms.uth.tmc.edu. By signing the offer you are adhering to the principles stated in the Ethical Pledge.
Complete and submit the McGovern Medical School Scholarship Application by April 14th. For those accepted after April 14th, the scholarship application only remains open until June. Scholarship awards are announced throughout the spring and early summer.
Please note that MMS scholarships are separate from Student Financial Aid awards and Student Financial Services (SFS). Student Financial Services cannot advise on MMS scholarships. Please direct additional questions about scholarships to Laura Ulk at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Army HPSP please contact MAJ Fernando Bernal at email@example.com or at 210-392-1835. For more information on the Navy HPSP please contact NC1 Bozeman at Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org or at 281-846-8302.
Family and Friends Association at McGovern (FFAM) Contact Form:
The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs would like to keep your parents and family informed about special events such as White Coat Ceremony, Family and Friends events, and eventually, Commencement! Complete and submit the form to join the FFAM!
Update Contact Information:
Be sure to notify TMDSAS of any changes to your contact information. You can make the changes yourself through April 1st by logging on to the TMDSAS application. To update contact information after April 1st, you must email the changes to TMDSAS at email@example.com.
If you have had a legal name change since submitting your application, you must request a name change in writing. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request the change; be sure to provide documentation of the name change (i.e. marriage certificate, court document, etc.).
In June, the Office of the Registrar will add accepted/deposited applicants into the ApplyUTH portal. You will then receive an automated email, from the University, containing your ApplyUTH account information; the email will be sent to the personal email address provided on the TMDSAS application. Use this username and password to login to the applicant you can log in to the applicant portal. The HELP DESK can assist with any login issues at 713-486-4848.
Your ApplyUTH account is the portal through which you can monitor your status. You can find information there related to holds on your account for various things like criminal background check, immunization records and transcripts. Please allow up to 5 business days for the Office of the Registrar to upload your official transcripts into your ApplyUTH account. NOTE: Holds can only be removed by the office that placed the hold. Most holds are not placed by the Registrar’s Office.
The Office of the Registrar will begin enrolling first year students at the end of June if all HOLDs have been removed from your account. The Office of the Registrar will continue to enroll students weekly as HOLDs are removed from accounts. NOTE: Selection of Financial Aid and tuition payments are not available in the ApplyUTH portal. These transactions occur in the myUTH student portal.
Once your Identity Management (IDM) HOLD is removed, by the school, you will no longer have access to ApplyUTH, you will have access to the student portal myUTH. This portal is where you will be able to view and pay tuition, select installment plans, accept financial aid, etc. You may contact the HELP DESK at 713-486-4848 if you have problems logging into your myUTH account.
TMDSAS and UTHealth do not share admissions documents. The Office of the Registrar requires original official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transcripts must be mailed directly to the Registrar. All official transcripts, including coursework successfully completed and degrees earned (if any), should be received in the Office of the Registrar by August 1, 2023.
Please mail transcripts to:
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 20036
Houston, TX 77225
Transcripts can be sent electronically and will be considered official as long as they come directly from the student’s institution. These transcripts can be sent to email@example.com. We encourage PDF or EDI delivery. Those institutions are included in the link below.
You must also submit final official transcripts to TMDSAS once planned coursework has been completed. Doing so will update your GPA and clear any course requirement deficiencies.
It is your responsibility to send all transcripts to TMDSAS and confirm that any new coursework and grades have been updated on your Prescribed Course Report (PCR) to avoid any delays in your matriculation. For questions regarding your PCR, please contact Laura Ulk.
Documentation of immunization must be completed online via myUTH before orientation begins on July 31, 2023. Please read the Certificate of Immunization information and go to myUTH as soon as you receive your myUTH login in from the Office of the Registrar. For immunization questions, please contact Student Health at 713-500-5171.
All students, including MD/PhD, are required to submit a photo by June 1st (or within two weeks of acceptance) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The photo must be a JPG file titled [LastNameFirstName.jpg], for example, SmithJohn.jpg. Your photograph should be professional in appearance. This photograph will be used for your UT ID badge and the Class Photo Roster over the next four years. It is recommended that the photo be taken with a digital camera in the style of a passport photo. If your photo does not meet the criteria below, you will be asked to correct the photo in a timely manner.
Photos MUST meet the following criteria:
- A professional style headshot or similar photo
- Taken within the past 2 months
- Color photograph
- The background must be a plain white background or light in color
- No white shirts
- No distracting piercings or nose rings
Criminal Background Check:
A successful background check is required prior to matriculation at McGovern Medical School. You must have the criminal background check completed by July 3, 2023. If you are accepted after July 3, 2023, you have ten days to complete the criminal background check. The cost for the background check is $44.00. Please click here to get started. Select [University of Texas McGovern Medical School: Incoming Students] from the Select Your School drop-down menu.
In order to fully utilize information resources required by the faculty during your education and to be able to complete online examinations, the school requires that all incoming medical students bring a laptop that is less than two years old and meets the university’s hardware, software and data security requirements. Detailed requirements can be found on the McGovern Medical School Information Technology (MSIT) website. For additional questions on the Computer Requirements, please contact Ted Lo at Ted.Lo@uth.tmc.edu
Visit the UT Health Science Center Student Financial Services website for information on how to apply for financial aid as well as links to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. The FAFSA code for UTMSH is #013956. You will not be able to accept or decline your financial aid package until your ID hold has been removed. All ID holds will be removed at Orientation. Refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid’s Checklist available here.
Review the Financial Cheat Sheet, created by the Wellness & Resilience Advocacy Committee, with the goal of addressing many of the questions and concerns you may have before arriving.
Please note that Student Financial Services is not able to advise on MMS scholarships.
MS2 Buddy Program
Having a support system is very important throughout your medical school journey. If you would like to be paired with an MS2 buddy as we get near the start of school, complete the MS2 Buddy Survey by July 7th.
Off-Campus Apartment/Housing Information
The MS1 class has come together and created an ‘Apartment Packet’ consisting of information on several apartment complexes within Houston frequently utilized by Medical Students. This includes information on things like average rent, utilities, area/distance to campus, pros and cons, pets, and safety information. Please feel free to refer to this guide as you start your apartment search.
Complete the AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ)
The AAMC administers the Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) annually to all first-year medical students. The online questionnaire asks first-year medical students to share their thoughts on a variety of topics ranging from pre-med experiences to future career interests. Student responses to the MSQ are analyzed and then reported, in aggregate, to each participating medical school. This feedback helps medical schools fine-tune their educational programs to fit the needs of their students.
The Class of 2026 would like to invite you to our in-person Welcome Weekend on April 21-22, 2023. Welcome Weekend is an opportunity to meet your fellow classmates and get to know the school better. Friday night will consist of informal dinner and conversation with current medical students at various restaurants around Houston. Saturday’s program will start at 8:30 AM and end around 3:30 PM. The program will be filled with opportunities to talk with other accepted applicants, current McGovern students, and faculty about everything from the curriculum to social life to student organizations. A detailed schedule of the weekend’s activities will be posted later this month.
Register for Welcome Weekend by Friday, April 1st at: Welcome Weekend Registration Form
If you have any questions regarding McGovern or Welcome Weekend, please feel free to email Margaret Clement (MS1 Class President) at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
White Coat Ceremony:
The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage that serves to welcome students to healthcare practice and elevate the value of humanism as the core of healthcare. The most important element of the ceremony is the oath that students take in front of family members, school leadership and their peers to acknowledge their central obligation of caring for the patient.
McGovern Medical School’s White Coat Ceremony is tentatively scheduled for January 2024 (date TBD).
Medical School Information Technology (MSIT), Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (OASA) & Office of Educational Programs (OEP) Medical School Orientation:
Your participation in each orientation (MSIT, OASA, OEP) is required – no exceptions will be made.
Refer to the table below to find your schedule for MSIT, OASA and OEP orientations (specified by the first initial of your last name).
Please report to the designated rooms on the dates and times indicated in the table. Don’t forget to bring your laptop to your MSIT session to be configured at that time. Please feel free to dress comfortably as you will be at the school the majority of the day.
Dress Code: You should wear clothes that are comfortable and fit well to orientation. Professional, comfortable clothing can help you focus on learning your new role. Wearing something casual and comfortable is the key to impressing your peers and faculty at your new school!
|Date||Group and Location||Arrival Time||Description|
|Monday, July 31||*All students*
Medical School Building (MSB), 1.006
|Refer to email sent by Laura Ulk with assigned time||Medical School Information Technology (MSIT)|
|Tuesday, August 1||*All students*
Medical School Building (MSB), 3.001
|Class Photo: 8:00 am
Orientation Check-in: 8:30 am
Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm
|OASA Orientation Student|
|Wednesday, August 2||Camp Boxwoods||9:00 am||Henry Strobel Incoming Student Retreat|
|Thursday, August 3
Medical School Building (MSB),2.006
|9:00 am – 4:00 pm||Office of Educational Programs (OEP) Orientation
9:00 am – 11:30 am: Online
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: MSB 2.006
|Friday, August 4
Medical School Building (MSB)
|9:00 am||Student Organization Fair (Leather Lounge), OEP Scavenger Hunt (MSB 2.107) and Informal Open House (OASA – MSB G.400 & OEP – MSB G.420)|
METRO Q Card:
Students can apply for the Discounted Student METRO Q® Fare Card by mail. online, or at the RideStore located on 1900 Main St. You will need a Verification of Acceptance Letter and State ID.
To request a Verification of Acceptance Letter, please email your full name and TMDSAS ID to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dual Degrees Offered:
For more information on our dual degree programs and deadlines for applying, please use the links below.