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Filomeno G. Maldonado

Associate Dean of Admissions
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, TX 77807-3260
Office 979.436.0237
Fax 979.436.0097
fgmaldonado@medicine.tamhsc.edu

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Overview

Admission to the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine is highly competitive, and only individuals who have completed at least 90 semester credit hours (or equivalent quarter hours) of their undergraduate course work at a fully accredited college or university in the United States or Canada are considered.

The College of Medicine prefers that applicants have earned their baccalaureate degree by the time of enrollment. By state mandate, enrollment of individuals who are residents of states other than Texas may not exceed 10 percent.

Visit admissions for application details and requirements.

Curriculum

Students will participate in a 1.5 year pre-clinical curriculum, followed by 2.5 years of clinical training. Highlights include:

  • Shortened pre-clinical training allowing for clinical exposure prior to taking USMLE Step 1
  • Exposure to clinical electives earlier in the clinical training
  • Synthesis case-based education in first 1.5 pre-clinical years
  • A pass/fail/honors grading system
  • Scholarly opportunities and completion of a minor as part of year 4

Campus Tracks

The Texas A&M University College of Medicine currently enrolls 150 students per year. Students will be distributed among five campus tracks. The first year of the pre-clinical phase of education is conducted on the college’s Bryan-College Station campus (B-CS) for all 150 students. Following the one year of pre-clinical training at the BCS campus, groups of students transition to their campus designation in Dallas, Round Rock, or Temple to complete the remaining six months of preclinical training and the 2.5 years of clinical training. Houston students will stay at B-CS for an additional six months and then transition to Houston for the remaining two years. Finally, a group will be on the B-CS campus all four years.

Students completing all four years in Bryan-College Station will participate in the A&M Integrated Medicine (AIM) program.

Through AIM, students participate in a longitudinal integrated clerkship. They work with physicians in core specialties continuously throughout the year while simultaneously following a panel of patients representing a wide spectrum of medical conditions. AIM reflects the development of enduring relationships with patients and the provision of personalized care.

Application Process

Steven D. Brown, MD, serves as chief clinical officer and associate vice president of Clinical Strategy for the Health Science Center, and chief clinical officer and professor with the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Brown was formerly the vice president of clinical operations for Trinity Health Provider Network.

Before joining Trinity Health's system office team, Dr. Brown's prior experience included service as vice president and chief medical officer for Trinity Health's Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital health system in Oregon and Idaho, and president of the Saint Alphonsus Medical Group. He previously concluded a 19-year career with the University of Texas as an associate dean and tenured professor at UT Health in Houston. He holds two degrees from Texas A&M University and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston and is board certified in internal medicine with added certifications in pulmonary and critical care medicine.

Dates and Deadlines

Entering Year Fall 2018
Application Opening Date May 1, 2017
Deadline Date Sept. 29, 2017
Mandatory Orientation Mid July 2018
First Class Day Late July 2018