If you have a strong desire to help people and you thrive in a challenging environment, a medical career could be a good fit for you. The pre-medical advising program at UMHB is designed to help students who plan to attend medical school by providing them with information and support they need as they prepare for and apply to medical schools.

Students wishing to pursue a career in medicine may major in any field of study, as long as they also complete the foundational courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics that medical schools require. UMHB’s pre-med advisors are equipped to help you tailor your studies to your particular interests, complete the foundational coursework required for medical school, and navigate your way through the application process.

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What courses do I need for medical school?

Prerequisites can vary from one medical school to another, but the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service offers a list of requirements at schools in Texas.

How can I prepare for the MCAT?

The Association of American Medical Colleges website offers current information on the MCAT and how to prepare for the exam.


What is the job outlook for pre-medical?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for healthcare diagnosing or treating practitioners is growing much faster than the average demand for all occupations, with the number of jobs expected to increase by 13% over the next decade (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021).

Where are some of the medical schools in Texas?

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Long School of Medicine
  • McGovern Medical School at UT Health Science Center at Houston
  • Texas A&M College of Medicine

What kinds of jobs do UMHB alumni hold today?

  • Family practice physician
  • Surgeon
  • Internal medicine specialist
  • Urologist
  • Gynecologist

Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee

Pre-medical students are encouraged to establish a connection with a member of the Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee as soon as they enroll at UMHB. Members of the committee serve as advisors for students pursuing careers in medicine. The committee is also responsible for writing students’ letters of recommendation when they begin the application process.

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