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Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Year founded: 1977
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 192
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Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine (TAMUSHSC-COM)
Allopathic Medical School
Bryan
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 2
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 5 121 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $16,432
  • Non - Resident Tuition $29,532
  • Application Fee $60
  • AVG MCAT 509
  • AVG GPA 3.7
  • LIZZYM Score 66.6

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Admissions Information

  • Medical School Admission
  • 3rd Floor, Health Professions Education Building
  • 8447 Highway 47
  • Bryan 77843
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The A&M System Health Science Center College of Medicine is dedicated to the education of humane and highly skilled physicians and to the development of knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences. To achieve its mission, the College utilizes the varied resources of The Texas A&M University System, Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Darnall Army Community Hospital, Driscoll Children's Hospital and physicians in private practice.

Curriculum

The success of our students defines who we are as a college. As we implement curricular reform to accommodate class expansion, we are mindful of the importance of continuing to put our students first and maintaining the personalized educational experience that makes us unique. Through curricular reform, we will provide our students with more clinical training options and develop innovative clinical tracks. Our current research strengths continue to expand in the areas of neuroscience, cell biology, cardiovascular/integrative biology, cancer and infectious disease. To further build out signature research programs, we have reorganized our basic science departments into four interdisciplinary departments.

Facilities

The College of Medicine is the result of a unique affiliation between Texas A & M University and several well-established clinical facilities. Scott & White Hospital and Clinic in Temple, Texas; the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (VA Hospitals Consortium) in Temple, Texas; Darnall Army Community Hospital at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas; and Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, are the clinical facilities which comprise this remarkable configuration that is the College of Medicine.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 100
Negatively 11
No change 2

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
3.02 116

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.84 85

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do not split campuses for interviews, especially when most people will never be at the Temple campus" More from this Member | Report Response

"The talk on the curriculum and preparation for the USMLE was pretty intimidating at College Station." More from this Member | Report Response

"make sure that your interviewers know not to ask 'illegal' questions" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice if parking was paid." More from this Member | Report Response

"Slow the tour down; break us into groups." More from this Member | Report Response

"none" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice if they paid our parking fees like other schools." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me what I should say to the admissions committee to advocate on your behalf" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor" More from this Member | Report Response

"Explain your low high school rank but high ACT/SAT scores" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is my reason for medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something negative you saw in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How could you contribute to the diversity of this campus?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the B you got in x class... okay." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about a time you failed and how you overcame and learned from the experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If an adult patient (who is a jehovah's witness) is going to die unless they receive a blood transfusion, but they are refusing it due to their religion, what do you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in healthcare, and how can you as a physician change it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you most worried about going into medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"This school harps on service. They truly want to give back to the community and produce quality doctors that have a strong foundation for service." More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself in 15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your study habits? What was the hardest class undergrad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three major concerns facing physicians today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Aren't you too old to be applying to medical school? (I'm 26 btw)" More from this Member | Report Response

"which volunteer experience had the greatest impact?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Hypothetically what would you do "if" you didn't get in this year? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the biggest problem in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Texas A & M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose to retake the MCAT?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So I see you do so-and-so, how do you think you'll manage this in addition to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Texas A&M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What legacy do you want to leave behind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you could not be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What got you into this?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what are some major problems with the american health care system, and how could you fix them as a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the strongest part of your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfied with your application?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think happened on your first MCAT? (Considerably lower than my 2nd)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me 3 values you believe are important in being a good physician." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get a C in organic chemistry? (Ugh, first question, too!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"problem in healthcare and how would you fix it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What personal problems do you see yourself having in healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What experiences I have had with cultural/social diversities?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of specialty?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you get here today? (I'm non-trad so my life story tends to be the bulk of the interview discussions)." More from this Member | Report Response

"what are two things you would improve in health care and how?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Several ethical questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why were you so involved in volunteering, and don't say because it would look good on your application." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why A&M?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You're going through quite a career change ... tell me about that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe so and so experience. " More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you get to where you are? to be interested in medical school and interviewing for it right now." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"do you think the healthcare system is broken" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is a pressing issue in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If I were going to make a really great, exciting movie about you, what would it show?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why is your cancer institution researching something not related to cancer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you do it all? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about Afghanistan. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you see yourself doing in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think patient education will help the diabetes and obesity problem in the US?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is one quality of a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you do so well on the Bio section of the MCAT without taking the second half of OChem?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do your parents think about you choosing medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you graduating in 3 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your strengths and weaknesses? What have you done to overcome your weaknesses? (asked by both interviewers)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What current issues in medicine concern you the most? (Asked twice)" More from this Member | Report Response

"So, how's life at home/school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you know any issues concerning medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think are the most important characteristics of a physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Philosophy of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why TAMU?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you fix the problems with malpractice lawsuits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three important healthcare issues facing America and what would you do to fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What does your father do for a living?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could not be in the medical profession, what would you choose for an occupation?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 issues in the world today that you concerned about" More from this Member | Report Response

"What drives you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about one of your research endeavors." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to come back to Texas?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see medicine heading in the next 10-15 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why medicine? Why A&M? Who was your favorite prof? what was your fav. class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine and why Now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your volunteer exp" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience moving from Taiwan to Texas." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your greatest strength/weakness?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Jack Kavorkian, good or bad?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you choose your major." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you pick your major?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"List three social trends (not related to medicine) that are leading this country in the wrong direction." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doc? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Ethics" More from this Member | Report Response

"why did you go to community college before the 4 year? (of course this led to her nagging me about the advantage of a 4 year college over a 2 year- whatever!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Future of healthcare and what to do about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"Was there ever a defining moment when I knew that medicine is something that I would want to go into?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"tell me about a time you advocated for someone" More from this Member | Report Response

"(something specific about my application)" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I handle failure in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What made you the person you are today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experiences as an athlete and what you learned" More from this Member | Report Response

"What non-academic book have you read lately?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Which 3 people (dead or alive) would you like to model yourself in the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"As a doctor at what point do you need to cut a patient off if they aren't following your orders" More from this Member | Report Response

"What three non-medical social trends concern you the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a diabetes counselor, so I was asked about the epidemic of diabetes in America." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have a diverse background, why choose medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want to be said about you after you pass away?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think your biggest problem will be in 20 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"there were none... this was a very antagonistic interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"can't really think of any" More from this Member | Report Response

"The after your dead question I guess. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You've mentioned and described many positive medical experiences. What negative parts of the medical field have you seen and what are your feelings on their significance to the practice of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think makes a good doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What legacy do you want to leave behind?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing exceptional, everything seemed pretty standard" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think the government should mandate that young women be given the HPV vaccine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was asked how I would tell a long term patient of mine that he/she was dying. I answered, and then the interviwer asked how the cultural identity of the patient would make a difference in how I delivered the news." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you satisfied with your MCAT score?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest social problem in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you feel if you had to watch a baby die?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle a 16 year old girl that is pregant and wants an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So I like what you wrote here, but why should I believe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would I deal with an attending physician that I absolutely did not like?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is the best thing that happened to you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing interesting" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you had to look back over your career as a doctor, what 2 things would have had to happen in order for you to say you have had a good career?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why would being " More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some ideal characteristics you strive to achieve and that drive your life?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 problems in society today and give possible solutions. Name 2 problems in healthcare today and give possible solutions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Q:So you are interested in dentistry? A: No. I have never been interested in dentistry? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think that with your engineering background you might expect more precision than a field like oncology has to offer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Give me five adjectives that describe yourself? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were cloned, what would you other "self" be if it couldnt be a medical doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What I imagine myself 15 years after medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Name 3 problems with society; name 3 problems with the healthcare system" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's concerning about the present state of medicine." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why the long wait before applying to med school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Following an explanation of the leadership in medicine program: How does professionalism/leadership apply in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How I was able to balance all the things that I have done while still supporting a family? (I credited my wife)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did I go to Afghanistan?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you are doing something to serve the community now (teach for america) how is being a doctor different?" More from this Member | Report Response

"You have two minutes with our admissions board. Why should we let you in this school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think a doctor does? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Does this country have a problem with the socialization of medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do with Jehovah's Witness Patient who refused to take blood products but is bleeding to death?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting....the standard questions that everyone tells you to expect. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Name specific strategies and general personal characteristics that have made you a successful student." More from this Member | Report Response

"What are you personally going to do to fix the problems in medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I was in a fraternity, how was that?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why didn't you apply to ---- (another school in TX)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"what is my philosophy of medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you do if you prescribe medications and the patient refuses to take them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Elaborate on the statement "altruism is the most important aspect of medicine"." More from this Member | Report Response

"Three people would i meet" More from this Member | Report Response

"My student interviewer had just gotten married the week before my interview, and the issue of having a significant other/being married in medical school came up..." More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of books do you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are three important healthcare issues facing America today and what would you do to fix them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is your relationship like with your siblings?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do in this really difficult case where a woman is bleeding to death but can't get a transfusion for religious reasons? She has 5 children. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the driving motivation behind everything you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes a positive physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think of Aggie Bonfire? He asked because we are both former students." More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"There were several: What are the 3 biggest social issues in our country? What are the 3 biggest health care issues and how will they impact you as a physician? " More from this Member | Report Response

"If you could have dinner with anyone from any period of time, who would it be and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why a business minor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you balance religion and medicine in the case of a Jehovah's witness? (just wanted to hear me pick a side)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think will happen with the legislative attempts to limit medical damage law suits?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Standard stuff" More from this Member | Report Response

"So is this where you really want to go?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How to handle the noncompliant patient? You are treating a patient and prescribe a med, when the return for follow up they never filled the medicine, how do you deal with this patient" More from this Member | Report Response

"None" More from this Member | Report Response

"Just the normal questions. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you still take ballet classes? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the biggest problem in medicine today?" More from this Member | Report Response

"if you were given 10 million dollars to address the health care problems in texas, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your childhood" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about early American history? Why was Science and Religion your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"ethical situational questions - a Jahova's witness comes in and needs a blood transfusion and a histerectomy, however, it is against her religion and the family says no blood, you can call the court and try to get a court order or watch her die - what do you do? real-life situation that my interviewer had been in." More from this Member | Report Response

"What time period did Hippocrates practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"When did the tide of World War II really turn against Germany?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really interesting. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What don't you like about being a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing Interesting - Just a note: Filo is a really nice guy. He has a sort of fake administrative eloquence, but his interviews are pretty challenging. Be prepared to really hash out some broad social issues. " More from this Member | Report Response

"I am a returning student and a little older and I was asked if I would have a problem with younger people giving me instruction during the latter years. " More from this Member | Report Response

"What college club/organization would I recommend other students to join?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Expect some ethics questions and patient centered questions. This school is big on teaching physicians to be ethical leaders in their community, with a focus on patient needs over your own. I promise this is huge. Be ready for it. " More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about bilirubin.(????)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Future of healthcare and what to do about it." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you different from everyone else applying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Concerning the future of genetic manipulations, if you and your future wife learned that you would soon be having a child who was physically or mentally disabled, would you try to alter it for the better through gene therapy?" More from this Member | Report Response

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Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"The administration is really open to the students." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"With the new curriculum there are still bugs that need to be worked out." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"Netter" | Report Response

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