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Cadet to Medicine

Cadet to Medicine

ABOUT CADET TO MEDICINE

This program is designed to accelerate the process for Corps of Cadets students who are committed to pursuing medical school by introducing them to experiences and opportunities to prepare them for a career in military medicine. This program is open to all second-year Corps of Cadets students who meet the minimum selection requirements are highly encouraged to apply.

As part of this program, participants will also have current medical school students as mentors, enroll in a MCAT prep course (such as Kaplan) free of charge, and a pre-medical seminar course. The program will prepare the C2M participants to be highly competitive medical school students. Students who are accepted into this program and successfully meet the requirements will be given a guarantee admission to the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and will be expected to commit to the College of Medicine for medical school and to one of the armed forces for military service.

HOW TO APPLY

Up to five Corps of Cadets students will be accepted per year through a selection process by the College of Medicine Admissions Committee. Only those students who have expressed interest in military medicine as a career; are U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents; and, have achieved at the end of their second-year at TAMU a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and a "B" or better in all undergraduate science and math coursework will be eligible.

THE 2019 APPLICATION

Opens March 1 - April 8

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Letters of Recommendation

  • Two individual letters of recommendation are required, at least one from faculty of the Texas A&M University.
  • Letters must be on official letterhead and addressed to Mr. Fernando Vasques. Evaluators must submit them directly by email to Crystal Perkkio.

Transcripts

When submitting an application, Un-Official TAMU Transcripts must be emailed by the application deadline.

Once accepted, official transcript of academic work from high school and/or all colleges attended must be sent directly to the College of Medicine Office of Admissions from your high school and/or college. The transcripts must be certified with the official seal of the school and/or the signature of the school's registrar.

Application Endorsement

Application to the Cadet to Medicine program must be endorsed by Ms. Meredith Simpson, Assistant Commandant, Academics and International Programs.

APPLICATION & SELECTION TIMELINE

After applications have been evaluated, the selection committee will choose a selected number of applicants to forward in the process and conduct interviews. From this pool, the final applicants will be chosen. The selection is based on a joint process of the College of Medicine and the College of Science. Students are chosen for their intellectual capacity, motivation for medicine as a career, service orientation and ethical responsibility to self and others. Selections will be announced after the interviews.

For Entry 2020

  • September 6, 2019: Application opens
  • November 1, 2019: Application closes (5 p.m.)
  • By November 6: Applications screened
  • Sent by November 11: Interview invitations
  • November 18 or 19, 2019: Interviews will be held at the MSC
  • December 6: Acceptance/denial notifications

C2M PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Satisfying requirements for a military commission at graduation.
  • Satisfying with a "B" grade, or higher, the College of Medicine's undergraduate course requirements (47 semester hours). See below.
  • Achieving a cumulative 3.50 OGPA and 3.50 BCPM GPA (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics) by the time of enrollment into medical school.
  • Score at least a 504 total score on the MCAT (50th percentile) with not less than a 125 in each of the subsections.
  • Participating in a Non-credit Seminar Course specifically designed to uncover the intricacies of the medical school application and interview processes and exploring the lessons, medical school curriculum, and issues that describe medicine as a practice and a career.
  • Participating in advising sessions with the College of Medicine's Director of Admissions and Early Admissions Programs.
  • Participating in mentoring sessions with College of Medicine medical students.
  • Active participation in MCAT preparation
  • Clinical Experiences - shadowing experiences in a private practice or hospital setting (at least 5 hours per month for three years or minimum of 30 hours per year).
  • Community Service Activities - participating in non-healthcare community service (at least 5 hours per month for three years or minimum average of 30 hours per year).
  • Complete baccalaureate degree from Texas A&M University within a four or five year degree plan

Guaranteed Acceptance Into The College of Medicine

Students accepted to the C2M Program must also apply to the College of Medicine by the end of their junior year through the Early Decision Process (EDP) no later than August 1. The Early Decision Process (EDP) gives the student the opportunity to secure an acceptance from the College of Medicine by October 15. The guidelines for application via EDP include:

  • Applying only to the College of Medicine through the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS ) by August 1 of the year of application.
  • Submitting the COM's Secondary Application and all required supplemental information by August 1.
  • Attending only the Texas A&M College of Medicine if offered a place under EDP. If a student applies to other medical schools, the acceptance is rescinded.