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Primary Qualifications | Other Program Details | Applications | TTU Application Details | TTU Application Notes | UMSI Application | Interviewing at TTUHSC | Qualities searched for in Interview | Acceptance Notification | Timeline | Undergraduate Requirements | Maintaining Requirements | Program Contact Information

About the Program

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This is not an accelerated, 6, 7 year, or other type of fast-track program to medical school. Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine offer an exciting and competitive program designed for academically talented and highly motivated students interested in pursuing a M.D. degree. By meeting the special requirements and deadlines of this joint program, a select group of entering freshmen are guaranteed admission to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine after completion of a Bachelor's Degree at Texas Tech University. Combined with undergraduate coursework and medical school, the student is looking at 8 years of study.

Primary Qualifications

Other Program Details

Students must apply and be admitted to Texas Tech University and the Honors College as entering Freshmen, before the application process for UMSI is complete.

Applications

Step 1: Applications to Texas Tech University

TTU Application Processing Notes

Processing of submitted applications will be completed and students will be informed of admission status within 4-6 weeks. Contact TTU admissions for any questions regarding undergraduate degrees.

Step 2: School of Medicine Application

Step 3: Interviewing at the School of Medicine

After the UMSI application is submitted, admissions officers will review the files and invite a select group of qualified individuals for personal interviews with the UMSI selection committee.

Qualities Searched for in Interview

Timeline

Date Event
October 1 UMSI application opens
December 1 Deadline for UMSI application and all supporting documents (see step 2 above)

Undergraduate Requirements at Texas Tech

UMSI students are welcome to pursue a major of their choice. However, the following prerequisite courses must be completed by all in the program:

Courses Hours
Biology or Zoology 15*
Biology Labs 2
General Chemistry (with labs) 8
Biochemistry 3
Organic Chemistry (with labs) 8
Physics (with labs) 8
English 6
Statistics offered by Math Department 3
Total 53

* Recommended upper level courses include: Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology and Immunology.

Note: A limited number of Advanced Placement (AP) or dual credit courses may also be accepted by Texas Tech University School of Medicine for coursework only in English.

All prerequisite courses require graded work. All A/P and/or dual credit for prerequisite courses must be retaken or substituted with a higher level course.

Prerequisites for UMSI are specific to the program and are different than general admission requirements.

UMSI Participants are required to submit the online Texas Medical Dental Schools Application to TMDSAS (www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas) between May 1st and October 1st the year prior to matriculation to the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

 

Maintaining UMSI Qualifications

Contact Information

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine

Hailey Rotenberry
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Special Programs
School of Medicine - Office of Admissions 2B116
Lubbock, TX 79430
(806) 743-2297
hailey.rotenberry@ttuhsc.edu

Texas Tech University Undergraduate Admissions

Rex Oliver
Recruitment Manager
(806) 834-0759
Rex.Oliver@ttu.edu
www.gototexastech.com

Texas Tech University Honors College

Sarah Timmons
Texas Tech University
Honors College
(806) 742-1828
sarah.timmons@ttu.edu
http://www.honr.ttu.edu
http://www.admissions.ttu.edu

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