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Education

The M.D. program at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine offers a vigorous, life-changing experience for physicians-in-training. Designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful physician in the 21st century, the College of Medicine starts students off with the fundamentals of medicine through two years of basic science training. The basic science years include courses taught by faculty in our basic science departments including: Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis, Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics and Systems Biology, as well as Humanities in Medicine.

Third year students complete clerkships in the six core disciplines of Family & Community Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Surgery at our excellent clinical affiliates. In the fourth year, students participate in electives that provide the opportunity to further develop medical knowledge, skills and attitudes.

A few notable characteristics of the College of Medicine program include:

  • Excellent educational programs made possible through combined institutional expertise and resources representing both the private and federal health care sectors.
  • A class size of about 150, allowing for a personalized education experience and individualized training from our more than 1300 faculty members.
  • Our integrated curriculum brings together the basic science and clinical disciplines, while examining the social, economic, legal and ethical issues pertaining to the health care industry.
  • A history of solid performance by our graduates on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) in residency training.
  • Graduates representing a spectrum of career choices including: practice in underserved areas, primary care, and a broad range of specialties.