University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 06/01
Application deadline: 10/15
Oldest MCAT considered: 2003
Application fee: $55
Director of admissions: Dr. David J. Jones
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, biochemistry, 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: July 27

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: July

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:
3,459
960
271
220
In-state:
2,936
864
246
204
Out-of-state:
523
96
25
16
Women:
1,707
517
154
128
Minorities:
1,551
151
96
38
International:
31
2
0
0

Acceptance rate: 7.8%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.6

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 9.3
Verbal reasoning: 9.0
Physical sciences: 9.0
Biological: 10.0
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.):35%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.):17%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.):12%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 8%
Mixed disciplines and other:29%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 35%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 17%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 12%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 8%
Mixed disciplines and other: 29%

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

Does the school have a combined college/M.D. program? Yes
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program: 8 years
Web site for combined college/M.D. program:som.uthscsa.edu/admissions/index.asp

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)
Applicants are evaluated based on academic performance in undergraduate school with special emphasis on the sciences; personal achievements which prepare them to be a physician are also evaluated. Knowledge of the profession of medicine gained through observing or volunteering in a medical practice or hospital setting is essential. Up to ten percent of the class may be non-residents.