Frequently Asked Questions
What is EnMed?
EnMed is the Texas A&M University School of Engineering Medicine integrated educational and research medical program with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a partnership between the Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Texas A&M College of Engineering and Houston Methodist Hospital.
How is EnMed different from a traditional Doctor of Medicine program?
EnMed students will fulfill all academic and professional requirements for the medical degree, but will engage in additional experiences involving engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship. These experiences are integrated into the curriculum from day one, uniquely preparing EnMed graduates to be leaders in inventing and applying cutting-edge technologies into medical practice.
What degree(s) will students earn through the EnMed program?
Students will earn a master’s degree in engineering in addition to a Doctor of Medicine.
How long is the EnMed program?
The EnMed curriculum is four years to complete both degrees.
How do I apply?
Students interested must first apply to the College of Medicine. During the secondary application, prospective students can apply to the EnMed option. The application process and requirements for applying can be found on the College of Medicine admissions webpage.
Do I need to take the MCAT and GRE to be considered for admission?
Only the MCAT exam is required.
What do you look for in applicants?
Along with meeting the requirements for the Texas A&M College of Medicine, students must also have completed a bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or similar discipline, and demonstrate experience in entrepreneurship or innovation. One of the letters of recommendation required for admission would need to be from a faculty member in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or similar discipline.
Can out-of-state students apply for EnMed?
Yes, up to 20 out-of-state students will be accepted into a class within a given year.
Will all students in the EnMed program conduct research?
Yes, research is an integral part of this program.
Will all students in the EnMed program invent something by the time they graduate?
Yes, all students in EnMed will be expected to invent or be a major contributor to an invention before they graduate.