About the Program

Program Length: Transformed Post-baccalaureate Premedical (TPP) Scholars Program students will participate in Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research activities over a 12-month period. Upon completion of the program, the goal is for a TPP student scholar to successfully matriculate into a M.D. or D.O. program at an accredited U.S. medical school. Alumni of the program will also continue to have access to resources, information, events and other relevant programs offered by the center.  

Hours Per Week: For the 2019-2020 cohort of TPP student scholars, the time commitment for the formal program will be approximately 20 hours per week from July 1-August 15, 2019, including Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; five hours per week, including Friday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon, from Aug. 16, 2019 through May 15, 2020; and 20 hours per week, including Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., from May 16 through June 30, 2020.    

Curricular Components: The program for TPP student scholars will include review of biological, physical and social sciences coursework; academic and career preparedness including MCAT test prep; community service, research and clinical observer (shadowing) opportunities; and assistance with the medical school admissions process, including application and interview prep.

Stipend: $1,500 (scholars will be responsible for arranging their own room and board and current health insurance while participating in the program)  

Eligibility

For Applicants Still Enrolled in First Undergraduate Degree Program

For Applicants Who Have Earned a Bachelor's Degree or Higher

(1) Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

(1) Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

(2) Applicant must be from an eligible underrepresented minority population (Black or African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Eskimo, Aleutian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic or Latino)* 

(2) Applicant must be from an eligible underrepresented minority population (Black or African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Eskimo, Aleutian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic or Latino)*

(3) Applicant must be junior-level standing and completed at least 45 semester credit hours of undergraduate coursework at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university (no more than eight semester hours of AP credit in Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math  courses can count toward this requirement) 

(3) Applicant must have earned an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university 

(4) Applicant must have applied and not been accepted into Texas Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP); or must be recommended by their academic dean/pre-health advisor

(4) Applicant must have applied and not been accepted into Texas Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP); or must be recommended by their academic dean/pre-health advisor

(5) Applicant must be enrolled in good standing, without professionalism concerns while enrolled as a student as confirmed by their dean of students/designee

(5) Applicant must have graduated in good standing, without professionalism concerns while enrolled as a student as confirmed by their dean of students/designee

(6) Applicant must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA & Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) GPA of a 3.0 (scale is 4.00 = "A") from all college courses completed at the time of application

(6) Applicant must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA & Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) GPA of a 3.0 (scale is 4.00 = "A") from all college courses completed at the time of application

(7) Applicant must have previously completed English I and II, Calculus I or Statistics (taught in a math or statistics department), General Chemistry I and II (with lab), Physics I (with lab), Biology I and II (with lab) with grades of C or better in each course

(7) Applicant must have previously completed English I and II, Calculus I or Statistics (taught in a math or statistics department), General Chemistry I and II (with lab), Physics I and II (with lab), Biology I and II (with lab), Organic Chemistry I and II (with lab), Biochemistry (3-4 semester hours) and two Advanced Biology course (6-8 semester hours) with grades of C or better in each course

* This is a required condition of the Health Resources and Services Administration Center of Excellence grant program. The goal of the COE program is to strengthen the national capacity to produce a quality healthcare workforce whose racial and ethnic diversity is representative of the U.S. population. For the COE grant program, eligible underrepresented minority populations includes Blacks or African-Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Eskimos, Aleuts, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics or Latinos.