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Male student using microscope at University of St. Thomas - HoustonDetermined to get into medical school and become a doctor? You’ll face tough competition, and medical schools set high standards for entry.

Get on the Pre-Medical Track at UST to ensure you meet every requirement, from coursework to MCAT score and more.

Combine any major with the Pre-Med Track to complete all the prerequisites for a standout application to any Texas medical school.

Ronald Vilela, MD Director of Surgical Services, Mark Wallace Tower OR Suite, Texas Children’s Hospital | B.A. Chemistry, Philosophy Minor, 1998

My UST professors were fantastic. The practice interviews, research and liberal arts education helped with my medical school application.

Ronald Vilela, MD Director of Surgical Services, Mark Wallace Tower O.R. Suite, Texas Children’s Hospital | B.A. Chemistry, Philosophy Minor, 1998

Get from a to MD

You need to complete a number of steps in a particular sequence before applying to medical school. Your HPAC advisor will guide you along the way.

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95% of University of St. Thomas - Houston pre-med students who interview are accepted into medical school

UST pre-med students who are accepted into medical school after interviewing.

HPAC pre-med advisor Dr. Shivas Amin with students at the University of St. Thomas - HoustonTo apply to medical school, you’ll need a Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) letter, which comprehensively summarizes your studies. Your HPAC advisor will guide you as you plan your path to med school, offering resources to support your acceptance:

  • Med school application workshops
  • Personal statement writing
  • Mock interviews
  • Mock MCAT

Simplify the med school application process with your stamp of approval in hand. HPAC will write a composite evaluation letter for medical schools, taking into account several letters of evaluation from professors, CV/résumé, grades, test scores and applicant interview questions to give you a collective recommendation.