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About the Engineering and Medicine (EnMed) Track

EnMed is Texas A&M University's innovative engineering medicine track at Houston Methodist Hospital, developed to educate a new kind of physician who will be a practicing physician and a trained engineer creating transformational technology for health care. EnMed is an integrated educational and research degree track with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. This new type of medical education will prepare professionals with the clinical skills to diagnose symptoms and treat patients, along with the engineering mindset to solve problems, invent new technologies and rapidly move these innovative ideas to practice in patient care. It is expected to be the largest engineering-based medical degree program in the nation. It is also the only program that allows graduates to receive both a doctorate of medicine and master’s in engineering in four years.

Engineering Medicine (EnMed) has received approval from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The program – a partnership between the Texas A&M University College of Engineering, College of Medicine, and Houston Methodist Hospital – is the nation’s first fully integrated engineering and medical education curriculum accredited by the LCME.

The proposed curriculum is a case-based format with integration of both medicine and engineering content to develop and improve students’ clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills through real-world examples.

Admissions Process for the Engineering & Medicine (EnMed) Program

  • Eligibility Requirements
    1. A baccalaureate in engineering or computer science from an accredited institution in the U.S and/or its territories
    2. U.S. citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency (Green Card Holders).
    3. An outstanding academic record
    4. An above average MCAT performance
    5. Research experience (preferably engineering research)
    6. Letters of evaluation (at least one letter from an engineering faculty member). For applicants pursuing the EnMed/PhD option, at least one letter must be from a research mentor.
  • Application and Admissions Process
    1. Applicants must complete the TMDSAS application and pay the required fee.
    2. Applicants must complete the COM Secondary Application and indicate interest by checking the Engineering and Medicine (EnMed) option (item #7 on the Secondary Application).
    3. Applicants must complete the EnMed Supplemental Section of the Secondary Application.
    4. Applicants must take the Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (The CASPer Test)
    5. Qualified applicants must interview to be considered for admission. (Interviews are conducted on Thursdays by invitation at Methodist Hospital Houston over a 20-week period beginning in July and ending in mid-December)
    6. After interviews, the COM Admissions Committee deliberates, rates, and ranks candidates.
    7. Offers of acceptance to the EnMed program are extended beginning October 15 and on rolling basis through December 31, followed by the medical school match on February 1 for Texas residents.

Contact Admissions

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Bryan, TX 77807-3260
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