Cadet to Medicine
Office of Admissions
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, TX 77807
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 5 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 first or 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
Letters of Recommendation
- Two individual letters of recommendation are required, atleast one from faculty of the Texas A&M University.
- Letters must be on official letterhead. Evaluators must submit them directly by email to Betty Geiger at the College of Medicine Office of Admissions: email@example.com.
When submitting an application, Un-Official High School Transcripts must be emailed by March 8, 2018.
If 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.
The following two forms must be completed, scanned and emailed to Beth Loubet at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide each evaluator a copy of the Evaluation Form to submit with their letter.
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 2019
- September 1, 2018: Application opens
- October 15, 2018: Application closes (5:00 pm)
- October 22, 2018: Applications screened
- October 24, 2018: Interview invitations
- November 12-13, 2018: Interviews will be held at the TAMU campus
- November 16, 2018: Admissions committee deliberations
- November 21, 2018: Acceptance/denial notifications
C2M Program Requirements
- 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 500 total score on the MCAT (50th percentile) with not less than a 124 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 60 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 60 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.
Office of Admissions
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, TX 77807