General Information

Admission Information for Prospective Students

Among the goals of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is the provision of a medical education that is consistent with modern scientific principles, supportive of strong ethical principles, sensitive to the needs of the community, and committed to excellence.

We invite you to take the next step and explore our website to discover how the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is right for you. Along the way, we can answer questions on the application process, the standards for completion of the curriculum, expenses, or any other admissions questions you might have. Please feel free to contact us at 915-215-4410 or by email at

Local Information

Dates and Deadlines

  • May 1
    Filing period for the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) and PLFSOM secondary application opens.
  • July 
    Interview period
  • October 15
    Pre-match offer period for Texas and non- Texas residents begins
  • November 1
    Deadline to file application with TMDSAS
  • December 15
    Deadline to file Foster School of Medicine secondary application (5 p.m. MST)
  • January 31
    Pre-match offer period for Texas residents ends
  • February 2 - 5 p.m. (CT)
    Deadline for applicants to enter TMDSAS match school preference
  • February 16
    Applicant match results announced
  • May 15
    Deadline to submit deposit to hold seat in class

There are 124 seats in the class. During rolling admissions, any seats opening after the match will be filled from the alternate list


Admission Checklist

  • Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) online application
  • PLFSOM secondary application
  • All supporting documents (signature page, fee receipts, etc.)
  • All declared Letters of Evaluation
  • All MCAT Scores (the best from the past 5 years will be evaluated)
  • Complete CASPer and results received by office 
  • Incoming students must complete a criminal background check
  • For TMDSAS information: ; and updates:
  • Please submit all official transcripts to the following email address:

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