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University of Texas Medical School at Houston

University of Texas Medical School at Houston Campus
About
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston has been blazing a course of excellence since it was established by the Texas Legislature on June 13, 1969. Three considerations led to the organization of the school: local, regional, and national shortages of physicians; the extraordinary, but until then underutilized, resources for medical education in Houston and the Texas Medical Center; and the large number of well-qualified candidates seeking entry to medical school.
The first class of 19 entered the Medical School 1970, and by 1979, class sizes of 200, as mandated by the Texas Legislature, were the norm at the Medical School. Today, the Legislature mandates classes of 230 per year to meet the growing demand of physicians throughout the state of Texas. A diverse and friendly student body, the Medical School consistently has been named one of the top 10 best medical schools for Hispanic students.
Mission
The mission of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston is to provide the highest quality of education and training of future physicians for the state of Texas, in harmony with the state's diverse population; to conduct the highest caliber of research in the biomedical and health sciences; and to provide exemplary clinical services in relationship to our educational and discovery activities.
Statistics
Statistics for accepted applicants (2008-2009)
GPA: 3.71
Science GPA: 3.66
Overall MCAT Score: 30
MCAT Written Score: P
Statistics for accepted applicants (2011-2012)
GPA: 3.8
Science GPA: 3.7
Overall MCAT Score: 32
MCAT Biological (BS) Score: 11
MCAT Physical (PS) Score: 11
MCAT Verbal (VR) Score: 10
MCAT Written Score: P