UTTSM Partnership Creates Pathway to Medicine

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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Texas College has recently collaborated with The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine to create the Pathways to Medicine initiative. This early assurance program affords the opportunity for four Texas College students to engage in high-caliber preparation for medical school, as well as the admission process. The curriculum includes experiential learning, professional development, panel discussions, standardized test preparation, including Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) preparation, volunteer opportunities, clinical exposure, and physician shadowing. Of these four students within the program, one is guaranteed admission to the UT Tyler School of Medicine, upon their degree completion from Texas College. To qualify for the Pathways to Medicine program, Texas College students must be a biology major and classified as either a junior or senior, as well as have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher.

The Pathways to Medicine program is a collaboration alongside seven other local colleges and universities. The eight partnering institutions include:

  • East Texas Baptist University;
  • Jarvis Christian University;
  • LeTourneau University;
  • Stephen F. Austin State University;
  • Texas College;
  • Texas A&M University – Texarkana;
  • The University of Texas at Tyler; and
  • Wiley College.

“The Pathways to Medicine initiative enhances the growth and viability of career options for our students with hands-on exposure,” commented President Dwight J. Fennell. “For Texas College, the opportunity for students to enter pathways creates a more realistic exposure through collaboration. Further, it is epic for eight institutions to work towards a common purpose and strategic direction for the benefit of those we educate.”

For Texas College students interested in the Pathways to Medicine program, please contact:

  • Dr. Mamta Gupta | mgupta@texascollege.edu | (903) 593-8311, ext. 2247
  • Ms. Linda Johnson | lljohnson@texascollege.edu | (903) 593-8311, ext. 2360
  • Ms. Dewanna Turner | dturner@texascollege.edu | (903) 593-8311, ext. 2704
  • Dr. Jan Duncan | jduncan@texascollege.edu | (903) 593-8311, ext. 2335