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Engineering to Medicine

Engineering to Medicine

ABOUT ENGINEERING TO MEDICINE (E2M)

The E2M Program is created for outstanding Texas A&M University College of Engineering students who are interested in obtaining a medical degree with the Texas A&M College of Medicine, ultimately pursuing a career as a physician or physician scientist. The E2M program has two entry points. See program options for details.

Up to 5 students will be granted guaranteed acceptance into the College of Medicine upon completion of their undergraduate degree with the College of Engineering. Additionally, the E2M program will guide candidates through a joint learning path designed to expand and enhance the educational process during their academic years at Texas A&M University and prepare them for entry into the College of Medicine.

PROGRAM OPTIONS

Option A: Before entry into TAMU 
(Incoming Freshman Texas A&M Student)

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The program will select at least 5 students semi-finalist per year from a pool of National Merit Scholars, National Hispanic Scholars and/or National Achievement Scholars who are seeking enrollment to Texas A&M University and a degree from the College of Engineering.

  • The application will open December 1 of any given year
  • The application period will close on January 15 of any given year
  • Screen only those applicants who have expressed interest in medicine as a career; are U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents (preference will be given to Texas residents) and have achieved
    • A minimum cumulative High School Overall GPA of 3.50.
    • Rank in the top 10% of graduating class
    • Score a minimum 1300 SAT (Verbal/Math) or 30 ACT
  • The second round of reviews will require interviews of the candidates meeting the above criteria and factor into deliberation the following important attributes: ability to communicate and interact, capacity for improvement, service orientation, motivation for medicine as a career, and maturity, stability and tolerance. Interviews may occur in early February.
  • The selection of students will be a joint process including faculty of the TAMU College of Medicine Admissions Committee and the TAMU College of Engineering.

Option B: After one year of TAMU college coursework 
(Current Texas A&M Student)

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The program will select up to 5 students per year from a pool of College of Engineering degree seeking students after their first year at Texas A&M University.

  • The application period will open on September 6 and closes on November 1 of each year.
  • Screen only those applicants who have expressed interest in medicine as a career; are U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents (preference will be given to Texas residents); and have achieved
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 at the end of the first year of attendance at TAMU (or at least 24 credit hours).
  • The second round of reviews will require interviews of the candidates meeting the above criteria and will factor into deliberation the following important attributes: ability to communicate and interact, capacity for improvement, service orientation, motivation for medicine as a career, and maturity, stability and tolerance. Interviews may occur in November.
  • The selection of students will be a joint process including faculty of the TAMU College of Medicine Admissions Committee and the TAMU College of Engineering.
  • Transfer student are ineligible.

To qualify for the application process students must have expressed interest in medicine as a career, be a U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Resident. (Please refer to Program Options for Incoming Freshman or College Student)

THE APPLICATION

  • See program options for application dates.
  • Important: The application must be filed online through the College of Medicine's Admissions Processing Portal (APP), the Texas A&M University Health Science Center's form processing software.

LETTERS OF EVALUATION

  • Two individual letters of recommendation are required.
  • Letters must be on official letterhead and addressed to Mr. Fernando Vasquez and emailed to Crystal Perkkio.

TRANSCRIPTS

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.

REQUIRED FORM - HIGH SCHOOL OPTION ONLY

The following form must be completed, scanned and emailed to Crystal Perkkio. Please provide high school registrars office a copy of the form to submit.

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 Engineering. 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 interviews.

Deadlines for Option A: Before entry into TAMU (Incoming Freshman Texas A&M Student)

  • December 1 : Application opens (8 a.m.)
  • January 17 : Application closes (5 p.m.)
  • January 22 : Applications screened
  • January 31 : Interview invitations sent
  • February 17 : Interviews will be held at the College of Medicine
  • March : Acceptance/denial notifications sent

Option B: Current second year Texas A&M Student

  • September 6 : Application opens
  • November 1 : Application closes (5 p.m. - All supporting documents due)
  • November 6 : Applications screened
  • November 8 : Interview invitations sent
  • November 18 or 19 : Interviews will be held at the College of Medicine
  • December 6 : Acceptance/denial notifications 

REQUIREMENTS

The requirements below are for:

  • Option A: Before entry into TAMU (Incoming Freshman Texas A&M Student)
  • Option B: After one year of TAMU college coursework (Current Texas A&M Student)

By the time of enrollment in medical school, E2M students must fulfill the following:

  • Satisfy the College of Medicine's undergraduate course requirements:
    • B grade or higher
    • 47 semester hours
  • Earn a cumulative 3.5 OGPA and 3.5 BCPM GPA (biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics)
  • Score at least a 509 total MCAT score (82 ndpercentile) with not less than a 126 in each of the subsections.
    • One retake of the MCAT is allowed if the minimum scores are not achieved on the first attempt
  • Complete a non-credit seminar course specifically designed to uncover:
    • the intricacies of the medical school application and interview processes
    • medical school curriculum
    • issues that describe medicine as a practice and a career
  • Participate in advising activities:
    • advising sessions with the College of Medicine's Admissions Office
    • mentoring sessions with College of Medicine engineering medical students
    • MCAT preparation
  • Research through the 12-week College of Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)
  • Gain clinical experience:
    • shadowing, volunteering or employment in a hospital or private clinical practice
    • at least five to 10 hours per month for three years or minimum of 60 hours per year
  • Perform community service:
    • participate in non-healthcare community service
    • at least five to 10 hours per month for three years or minimum average of 60 hours per year
  • Complete the engineering degree plan as prescribed and within the standard acceptable time frame
  • Complete all coursework toward degree at Texas A&M University
  • Commit solely to the Texas A&M College of Medicine