Undergraduate Medical Academy

Mission

The mission of the Undergraduate Medical Academy (UMA) is consistent with the overall mission of Prairie View A&M University and the Texas A&M University System. Therefore, the Academy is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, service, and professional development.

Purpose and Goals

The purpose of the Prairie View A&M Undergraduate Medical Academy is to optimally prepare students for medical school. The goal of the Undergraduate Medical Academy (UMA) is to become a nationally recognized leader in pre-medical education. The UMA in partnership with the Texas A&M Health Science Center emphasizes the integration of leadership development, pre-medical science education, research and service learning.

Special Interest Programs

The Joint Admissions to Medical School Program (JAMP) was created by Senate Bill 940 of the 77th Legislature. Some provisions of the state includes: Providing services to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas residents. And awarding undergraduate and medical school scholarships and stipends for summer research experiences. Contact the JAMP Faculty Director, Dr. Dennis E. Daniels at dedaniels@pvamu.edu for application information and materials.

Prairie View A&M University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have established the Early Medical School Acceptance Program (EMSAP). This program is for students who have shown a genuine interest in the field of medicine, have a high school average of 90 or above and has a minimum SAT Reasoning Test score of 1200 on ACT score of 20. Contact Dr. Dennis E. Daniels at dedaniels@pvamu.edu for application information and materials.

Prairie View A&M University and the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston (UTDB) have developed an early admission program. Those highly qualified students with an interest in dentistry and who, through personal experiences, have demonstrated the ability to overcome adverse or disadvantaged circumstances are considered for the opportunity to receive conditional early acceptance to the UTDB.

The Partnership for Primary Care (PPC) is designed to help a select group of highly qualified and dedicated young people pursue a medical degree. Texas residents from an area with an inadequate number of physicians who are considering a career in medicine, may be interested in this program. Contact Dr. Dennis E. Daniels at dedaniels@pvamu.edu for application information and materials.

Admissions Criteria

Honors Admission: High School

  1. Texas Scholar course of study
  2. A minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. A minimum SAT score of 1500 or an ACT score of 25.
  4. Passage of any state mandated examination used as a high school exit examination.
  5. Application and acceptance to Prairie View A&M University
  6. Personal statement
  7. Interview

Regular Admission

  1. Enrolled student of Prairie View A&M University
  2. Major that requires completion of the prescribed core of basic sciences and mathematics courses as required by U.S. medical schools for admission
  3. Completion of at least one year of undergraduate studies with a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work overall (with at least 6 credit hours in biological or physical science college courses approved by the Academy)
  4. Demonstrated interest in a medical career
  5. Present highly competitive academic qualifications (minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale)
  6. Demonstrated positive personal attributes
  7. Three letters of recommendation and evaluation forms
  8. Demonstrated community service experiences
  9. Personal statement
  10. Interview

Application Deadline:  April 1

Medical_Academy@pvamu.edu
Phone:  (936) 261-3077; (936) 261-3072
Fax:  (936) 261-3089