Interview day determines whether you and EnMed make a good match. It is a chance for us to probe more deeply the information in your application, to learn more about the depth of your intellectual curiosity, and better understand your interest in medical innovation.
Interviews for the EnMed medical education program are by invitation only and will be in-person for the 2023-24 application cycle. Interviews will take place over 15 weeks beginning in August and concluding in late January. EnMed interviews are conducted in person on Mondays. Applicants are reviewed by the School of Medicine Admissions Committee and ranked by the EnMed Track Selection Committee.
We also want you to learn more about us because only you can determine whether EnMed’s curriculum and resources will best meet your personal educational needs and develop your talents.
What time does your interview day start?
EnMed interview day starts promptly at 8:00 a.m. Candidates are encouraged to arrive at least 15-20 minutes before the start time. Coffee, juice and light pastries will be provided.
What time does your interview day end?
The interview day concludes officially at 5:00 p.m., although other optional social events may be available. View orientation schedule here*.
What is the EnMed address?
1020 Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77030. Click here for further information.
Where do we meet the staff on the morning of our interview?
Please come to the ground floor of the EnMed building at 1020 Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77030. We’ll be there to greet you !!
Is there parking available?
Guest parking is extremely limited in the adjacent MD Anderson parking garage (6900 Fannin St., second entrance). If you can park in the MD Anderson parking garage, parking will be validated at the security desk. If the garage is full, additional parking can be found at 2050 Pressler St. or 2101 Pressler St.; however, this parking cannot be validated. It is recommended to make alternative drop-off accommodations. Uber/Lyft or public transportation is readily available.
Is there public transportation?
Click here for further information regarding public transportation options in Houston.
Where should I stay?
You may choose any Houston accommodation that suits your needs. The InterContinental Houston – Medical Center offers a discounted rate for Texas A&M University guests. When booking ask for the Texas A&M University rate!!
What is the dress code?
Dress the part! Business professional attire should be observed. You will be given the opportunity to work in the EnMed Innovation Center to develop a mock-up/prototype. In keeping with the safety requirements for that space, we ask that you strongly consider a business suit or pantsuit with closed-toed and closed-heeled shoes so that you can engage fully in the engineering activity.
What is an interview like?
Each applicant is given four individual 20-minute interviews and a standardized engineering activity. The interview and activity give the admissions committee another measure to evaluate traits that may foster the development of a competent, creative, compassionate, and responsible “physicianeer”.
What is the standardized engineering activity?
Engineering design promotes vital problem-solving skills through project-based learning, while strengthening critical thinking skills. Candidates will work in teams to solve real-life problems they are passionate about.
What do you look for during the interview?
Applicants are considered when they demonstrate experience in engineering design, innovation, or entrepreneurship. The Admissions Committee looks for demonstrated motivation for a career in medicine through medically related experiences and a passion for service to others through altruistic activities. More information on Texas A&M Universities Core values can be found here.
What is your policy on rescheduling your interview date?
We are happy to work with you to reschedule your interview date if we can accommodate the change. Please reschedule by reaching out to us as soon as you realize you will not be able to keep your originally scheduled interview. This will allow us to fill the spot with another applicant. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will there be a virtual option?
To maintain an equal playing field for all our applicants, at this time all interviews will be in person.
Will there be a tour of Houston Methodist hospital?
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, tours of the hospital will be virtual. Click here for more information on Houston Methodist. Please click here for a virtual tour of the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology Innovation and Education.
Are there any COVID-19 Updates?
While Texas A&M does not require you to be vaccinated or to wear masks, you are strongly encouraged to do your part to keep the Aggie family safe by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask while in public indoor settings and frequently washing your hands. These actions are known to be effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19. More information on Texas A&M’s COVID management and guidance plans can be found here.
When will acceptance decisions be announced?
We will make our first offers of acceptance in mid-October and will continue making offers through the pre-match period which ends January 31st, at which point in-state applicants participate in the match process through TMDSAS.
*Subject to change without notice.
The Texas A&M University School of Engineering Medicine is committed to producing a pool of lifelong-learning engineers and physicians (physicianeers) who are equipped and empowered with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes/behaviors necessary for excellence in research, education, and the practice of engineering medicine into the 21st century and beyond. We will train a “physicianeer” workforce that will design, educate, and deliver excellent primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare to the diverse people (especially the underserved and underrepresented) of the state of Texas in both rural and urban settings, and with the capacity for global engagement. To this end, and in accordance with the values of our parent institution (Texas A&M University), we (engineering, medical, graduate, and post-graduate students, staff, and faculty) of the School of Engineering Medicine have declared diversity as an essential component of our existential purpose.
We believe that diversity in all its ramifications (including but not limited to diversity of race, color, sex, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, experience, age, disability, genetic information, talent, educational background, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity) coupled with inclusion will breed the excellence we seek through embodying our Aggie Core Values of excellence, integrity, respect, leadership, loyalty, and selfless service.