Application Process

Those interested in applying may submit through the Texas Medical and Dental Student Application Service (TMDSAS). Applications open on May 1st at 8 AM central time. Detailed information on the application process may be found on the TMDSAS website Each applicant will be required to complete a short Supplemental Application.

The UTRGV School of Medicine conducts criminal background and other reference checks on candidates selected for admission. This process may include online research, especially a review of social media. It is highly recommended that you conduct a thorough review of you social media account(s) early in the application process. For questions please contact us at

Completed application checklist

The UTRGV SOM Office of Admissions only reviews completed applications. The following are the requirements for a complete application:

  • TMDSAS application and fee paid
  • UTRGV SOM secondary application and fee paid for selected applicants
  • MCAT score(s)
  • Official transcripts when accepted
  • Letters of recommendation

Application Process 2019-2020