About the Program
The Texas A&M University College of Medicine created the Pre-Med Fellows program in 2015, as part of a grant with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Students who are accepted into this program, and successfully meet the requirements, will be given automatic admission to the Texas A&M College of Medicine and will be expected to commit to the Texas A&M College of Medicine for medical school.
This program is designed for underrepresented students who are committed to pursuing medical school. However, it is not exclusive to underrepresented students in medicine. Additionally this program is designed to accelerate the process and prepare Pre-Med students to be highly competitive medical school students by introducing them to experiences and opportunities to prepare them for a career in medicine.
Open to all TAMU students who meet the requirements. The program is funded out of the tobacco settlement, money that was subsequently designated for educational purposes for Black and Hispanic students since those populations were disproportionately targeted by tobacco advertising, and they continue to be underrepresented and underserved in medicine.
The program will kick-off in January 2017 with selected students having the opportunity to begin medically relevant activities such as attending simulation activities, lectures, and student-led programs in the College of Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. As part of this program, participants will also have a current medical school student as a mentor, and enroll in a MCAT prep course (such as Kaplan or Princeton Review) free of charge. This program is limited to 10 students.
Applications are due by Friday, January 20, 2017 p.m. CST.