Medical Schools in Texas

Updated: June 6, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in Texas including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Texas.

Texas is the second largest state in the US, by both population and area. Sharing a large border with Mexico and attracting immigrants from all over the world to its larger cities has made Texas demographically diverse. Texas also has a large Spanish-speaking population. It boasts a diverse economy, with abundant natural resources, as well as booming high-tech centres. The medical schools in Texas are located in both urban and suburban areas and would allow you, the prospective medical student, to see patients from different backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses, and to practice in a variety of clinical settings.

Medical Schools in Texas:

Baylor College of Medicine 

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School 

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

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Baylor College of Medicine

Location: Houston, TX

The Baylor College of Medicine's mission is to "create and apply knowledge through research, scientific discovery, and medical education and training locally and globally. These goals will be accomplished with a focus on innovation and compassion to advance health and wellness."

Course Requirements

  • Math: 3-4 semester hours 
  • Expository Writing: 3-4 semester hours
  • Humanities-Social/Behavioral Sciences: 12 semester hours
  • Organic Chemistry: 6-8 semester hours
  • Biochemistry: 3-4 semester hours
  • Advanced Biology: 3-4 semester hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 518

Average accepted GPA: 3.93

McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Location: Houston, TX

The McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston's mission is "to educate a diverse body of future physicians and biomedical scientists for a career dedicated to the highest ideals of their profession; to provide outstanding patient-centered care; and to conduct innovative research that benefits the health and well-being of the population of Texas and beyond."

Course Requirements

  • Biological Sciences: 14 semester hours 
  • General Chemistry: 8 semester hours
  • Organic Chemistry: 8 semester hours 
  • Physics: 8 semester hours 
  • English: 6 semester hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 510

Average accepted GPA: 3.78

TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine's mission is to "transform health care by inspiring Empathetic Scholars™.

Location: Fort Worth, TX 

Course Requirements

  • Biochemistry: 1 course 
  • Genetics: 1 course 
  • Physiology: 1 course
  • Statistics: 1 course
  • English Composition: 1 course
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: 2 courses 
  • Humanities: 2 courses 

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 508

Average accepted GPA: 3.62

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Location: Bryan, TX

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine's mission is to "improve the health and well-being of the people of Texas through excellence in education, research and health care delivery."

Course Requirements

  • General Biology with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Advanced Biological Sciences: 6 semester hours
  • General Chemistry with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Organic Chemistry with lab: 8 semester hours
  • General Physics with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Math-Based Statistics: 3 semester hours
  • English: 6 semester hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT range: 499-524

Average accepted GPA range: 3.17-4.0

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

Location: El Paso, TX

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine's mission is "to provide an outstanding education and development opportunities for a diverse group of students, residents, faculty and staff; advance knowledge through innovation and research; and serve the needs of our socially and culturally diverse communities and regions."

Course Requirements

  • Biology: 12 semester hours
  • Biology lab: 2 semester hours
  • Biochemistry: 3 semester hours
  • General chemistry with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Organic chemistry with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Physics with lab: 8 semester hours
  • Statistics: 3 semester hours
  • English: 6 semester hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 505

Average accepted GPA: 3.58

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine

Location: Lubbock, TX

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine's mission is to "provide the highest-quality anesthesiology and perioperative care to its patients, offer exceptional educational opportunities for residents, students and trainees, as well as other physicians, and advance knowledge through innovative scholarship and medical research."

Course Requirements

  • General Biology or Zoology: 6 hours 
  • Biology Labs: 2 hours 
  • Upper Division Biology: 6 hours 
  • General Chemistry:  6 hours
  • General Chemistry lab: 2 hours
  • Organic Chemistry: 6 hours
  • Organic Chemistry labs: 2 hours
  • Physics: 6 hours
  • Physics labs: 2hours
  • English: 6 hours
  • Statistics: 3 hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 500+

Average accepted GPA: 3.5+

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine

Location: San Antonio, TX

Established in 1959, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine's mission is to "provide responsive and comprehensive education, research and service of the highest quality in order to meet the health-related needs of the citizens of Texas."

Course Requirements

No specific course requirements 

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 513

Average accepted GPA: 3.84

University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School

Location: Austin, TX

Each year, approximately 4800 applicants compete for admission into the MD program. The school has a 7.6% interview rate and a 2.3% admission rate. The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School's mission is to "revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by:

  • Improving health in our community as a model for the nation;
  • Evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value;
  • Accelerating innovation and research to improve health;
  • Educating leaders who transform health care; and
  • Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society."

Course Requirements

  • Biology: 11 semester hours
  • Physics: 8 semester hours
  • Chemistry: 12 semester hours
  • Biochemistry: 3 semester hours 
  • English: 3 semester hours
  • Math: 3 semester hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 513

Average accepted GPA: 3.74

University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Location: Galveston, TX

The University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine's mission is to "to create tomorrow's medicine today by discovery and application of new knowledge, and by inspiring lifelong learning and clinical excellence."

Course Requirements

  • English: 6 semester hours
  • Biological Sciences: 14 semester hours 
  • Math:3 semester hours 
  • Physics: 8 semester hours 
  • General Chemistry: 8 semester hours 
  • Organic Chemistry: 8 semester hours 

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 512

Average accepted GPA: 3.80

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

Location: Edinburg, TX

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine's mission is to "transform the Rio Grande Valley, the Americas, and the world through an innovative and accessible educational environment that promotes student success, research, creative works, health and well-being, community engagement, sustainable development, and commercialization of university discoveries"

Course Requirements

  • ENGLISH: A minimum of 6 semester hours 
  • BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: A minimum of 14 semester hours 
  • BIOCHEMISTRY: 3 semester hours
  • CHEMISTRY: 8 semester hours 
  • ORGANIC CHEMISTRY: 8 semester hours
  • PHYSICS: A minimum of 8 semester hours 
  • STATISTICS: A minimum of 3 semester hours 

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 508

Average accepted GPA: 3.58

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Location: Dallas, TX

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School's mission is to promote "health and a healthy society that enables individuals to achieve their full potential. We:

  • EDUCATE
  • Physicians, scientists, and caregivers optimally prepared to serve the needs of patients and society
  • DISCOVER
  • Research that solves for unmet needs by finding better treatments, cures, and prevention with a commitment to ensuring real world application
  • HEAL
  • Best care possible today, with continuous improvement and innovation for better care tomorrow"

Course Requirements

  • Biology: 14 semester credit hours
  • Biochemistry: 3 semester credit hours
  • Chemistry: 12 semester credit hours
  • English: 6 semester credit hours
  • Mathematics: 3 semester credit hours
  • Physics: 8 semester credit hours

Admission Statistics

Average accepted MCAT: 515

Average accepted GPA: 3.84

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