University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: N/A
Oldest MCAT considered: 2003
Application fee: N/A
Director of admissions: Dr. Lauree Thomas
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? NoThis school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, calculus

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Earliest date: November 15
-Latest date: August 15

Applicant’s response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Maximum time in weeks: 2 weeks
-Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? Yes
-Deposit to hold place in class: None
-Deposit due: N/A
-Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
-Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
-Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
-EDP application period begins: N/A
-EDP application period ends: N/A
-EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

Applied
Interviewed
Accepted
Enrolled
Total:
3,441
927
292
228
In-state:
2,904
840
260
214
Out-of-state:
537
87
32
14
Women:
1,686
443
142
112
Minorities:
1,540
223
125
97
International:
44
6
1
0

Acceptance rate: 8.5%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.76

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.6
Verbal reasoning: 9.4
Physical sciences: 9.4
Biological: 10.0
Writing: P

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.):64%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.):12%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.):16%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 8%
Mixed disciplines and other:N/A

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 64%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 12%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 16%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 8%
Mixed disciplines and other: N/A

Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: M.D./Ph.D.

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/M.D. program:www.utmb.edu/mdphd

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Members of the Admissions committee are responsible for the admission of students. Applicants are considered on the recommendation of health profession advisers, personal qualifications, academic profile, undergraduate coursework, grades, and MCAT scores. Also included are interpersonal skills, oral and bilingual communication skills, and unique educational, career, or life experiences.