Characteristics of a TCU School of Medicine Student
A TCU medical student is compassionate, empathetic and prepared to discover the latest knowledge in medical care and equipped with the tools to ask and answer the medical questions of the future. Fitting to our mission, prospective students will be asked to demonstrate skills, knowledge and abilities in several core competencies, some of which are general for any entering student and others that are specific to our medical school, throughout the application process.
The Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine is not on the TMDSAS application site at this time. The AAMC has an applicant guide to walk you through the application process, view the AMCAS Application Guide here.
Application Process and Timeline
AMCAS® Application Site
Apply through the American Medical College Application Service®, the AAMC’s centralized medical school application processing service. The deadline to submit is November 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Applications open May 2, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as files are reviewed on a rolling basis.
The deadline “to submit a primary application” is November 15, 2023.
Applicants with minimum Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) score of 502, a minimum cumulative overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.2, a minimum science GPA of 3.0 and less than four attempt on the MCAT and that have completed 90 credit hours at an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution will receive an invitation to complete the supplemental application. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2023, including the $100 fee, waived for verified AAMC fee-assistance program recipients.
The situational judgment test is not required, however, students can upload their score. The SJT score will not be a factor for the 2023-24 admissions cycle.
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must submit at least three letters of recommendation by December 15, 2023. Individual letters, letter packets containing at least three letters and/or a committee letter with two additional letters will meet our requirement. The School of Medicine accepts letters of recommendation from any author(s) who can speak to your personal and professional readiness for medical school.
Applicants will be undergo an extensive screening process that seeks to assess the non-academic and academic characteristics of a future Empathetic Scholar®. Due to the complexity of the screening and the individuals involved, an electronic notification will be sent at the conclusion of the review process; updates during the review are not possible.
Applicant Visit Day
Selected applicants will be invited to a virtual visit to learn more about the medical school. During the Applicant Visit Day (AVD), applicants will complete multiple mini-interviews via Zoom, engage with our founding dean, Stuart Flynn, M.D., and end with an open forum with the Office of Admission.
The Admissions Committee meets regularly and decisions are communicated on a rolling-basis until the class of 60 students is filled in the Spring. Applicants placed on the alternate list are notified in late Spring. If needed, seats may be filled until the first day of class.