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Partnership for Primary Care

New PPC MCAT Requirements, Effective 2014

Please be advised that on August 18, 2011 and effective Fall 2013, the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine Admissions Committee approved the requirement that all Partnership for Primary Care (PPC) Program applicants who interview and are selected for the program be required to take the Medical College Admissions Test® (MCAT®).

  • College students currently enrolled in the PPC Program prior to fall 2013 WILL NOT be required to the MCAT.
  • Beginning the fall 2013 entry year, high school seniors and first year college students who apply (application submissions beginning October 7, 2013 and closing January 17, 2014) and are selected for PPC are now required to take the MCAT.

MCAT Requirement for 2015

  • An updated Medical College Admissions Test® (MCAT®) will be introduced in the spring of 2015.
  • With the revision of the 2015 MCAT exam, the minimum MCAT score that PPC students must achieve to qualify for admission to medical school is 500 with no section less than 125 to qualify for acceptance into Medical School.

About the Partnership for Primary Care

You have the opportunity to bring quality health care home to your fellow Texans…through the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Office of Admission Partnership for Primary Care Program (PPC).

Many rural communities across Texas and some other areas of the state as well as, lack adequate access to health care and face physician shortage. If you are from a part of the state without an adequate numbers of physicians and you’ve been considering a career in medicine, the Partnership for Primary Care Program may be for you and meet the program requirements, your position in medical school will be guaranteed.

While there are no shortcuts to a quality education, there is an alternative path to gaining entrance into medical school. The PPC program is designed to help qualified, dedicated young people get a foot in the door of the medical field. This will allow them to eventually contribute to improving health care in parts of Texas that need it most.

The information in the link below provides a description of the PPC program. For more information, talk to your high school counselor or college health professions advisor, or contact the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine Office of Admissions Partnership for Primary Care Program by phone, mail or email at the numbers and address provided on the contact information page.

We hope you will consider embarking on an exciting and meaningful career in medicine which will benefit you, your neighbors, community and state.

Last edited by: ebutton 11/18/2014

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