Frequently Asked Questions
What is EnMed?
EnMed would be an integrated educational and research medical program with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a partnership between the Texas A&M University Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, and Houston Methodist Hospital.
Is EnMed a new medical school?
No, EnMed would be an innovative new program within the Texas A&M College of Medicine, pending appropriate approvals, designed to educate a new kind of doctor who will invent transformational technology for health care. Students would enter as a distinct cohort, with coursework occurring primarily in the Texas Medical Center, as well as on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.
How is EnMed different from a traditional M.D. program?
EnMed students would fulfill all academic and professional requirements for the medical degree, but will have the opportunity to engage in additional experiences involving engineering, innovation, and entrepreneurship. These experiences would be integrated into the curriculum from day one, uniquely preparing EnMed graduates to be leaders in inventing and applying cutting-edge technologies into medical practice.
Will EnMed allow the Texas A&M University College of Medicine to admit students beyond its limit of 200?
No, the Texas A&M College of Medicine has a maximum of 200 students. Fifty of these admitted students would be accepted into the EnMed program.
How do I apply?
Students interested must first apply to the College of Medicine. If accepted to medical school, students who are interested in obtaining a Master’s of Engineering degree, along with the M.D. degree, will have the option of applying to the M.D. Plus program.
Students interested in a Ph.D. in engineering, along with the M.D. degree, need to apply to the combined M.D./Ph.D. program.
The application process and requirements for applying to medical school to the M.D. program, the M.D. Plus program and the combined M.D./Ph.D. program can be found at http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/admissions/index.html.
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 or computer science 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.
Are new faculty being hired as part of the EnMed program?
Yes, 25 new faculty would initially be hired as part of the EnMed program.
Can out of state students apply for EnMed?
Yes, up to 20 out-of-state students would be accepted into a class within a given year.
How many Texas A&M College of Engineering faculty are conducting health-related research?
Over 75 faculty members are engaged in health-related research across a broad spectrum of areas.
What degree(s) will students earn through the EnMed program?
Students will earn a M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering in addition to an M.D.
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 something before they graduate.
What is the deadline to apply for the Fall 2017 class at the Texas A&M College of Medicine?
The deadline to submit all application materials for Fall 2017 is September 30, 2016, at 5 p.m. CST.
Do I need to take the MCAT and GRE to be considered for admission?
Only the MCAT exam is required.