In order to practice in this field, individuals must obtain a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree (D.O.) degree. This may require additional education and clinical experience, for more information contact HealthProfessions@LCU.edu.
Physicians and Surgeons assess and treat a number for medical and health conditions. They consider patients’ symptoms and medical history to prescribe treatments to address patients’ health. Click here for a full description of what Physicians and Surgeons do.
Employment growth for physicians and surgeons is projected at 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for Physicians and Surgeons is the result of aging populations requiring care for chronic and/or acute health conditions.
(Retrieved from www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physicians-and-surgeons.htm)
The LCU Honors College and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine have established a new agreement which allows qualified students the opportunity to apply early to the TTUHSC School of Medicine, including a provision to waive their MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test). The goal of this program is to cultivate well-rounded applicants and encourage students to broaden their educational experiences. With the waived MCAT, students are afforded more opportunities to explore courses in the humanities, behavioral sciences, business, languages and other areas that make for well-rounded professionals.
Early acceptance with the new LCU Honors College and TTUHSC School of Medicine requires students to meet the following minimum requirements in order to apply:
For more information please contact: HealthProfessions@LCU.edu or Honors@LCU.edu
Physicians and Surgeons Programs
*Programs are public and fully accredited unless otherwise indicated
Allopathic (MD) Programs
Baylor, Houston - College of Medicine (Private)
Texas A&M University, Bryan/College Station, Dallas, Houston, Round Rock, Temple - College of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Amarillo, Permian Basin - School of Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Science Center, El Paso - Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
University of Texas, Dallas - Southwestern Medical School
University of Texas, Galveston - Medical Branch School of Medicine
University of Texas, Houston - Health McGovern Medical School
University of Texas, San Antonio - Health Long School of Medicine
UNT Health Science Center, Ft. Worth - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Developing programs or in accreditation process
The University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio - School of Osteopathic Medicine (Private) – Pre-Accreditation Status
Texas Christian University and UNTHSC, Ft. Worth - School of Medicine (Private) – Candidate Accreditation Status
University of Texas, Austin - Dell Medical School (Austin) – Preliminary Accreditation Status
University of Texas, Edinburg or Harlingen - Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine – Preliminary Accreditation Status
Click here for a list of accredited allopathic programs on the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) website.
Click here for a list of osteopathic medical programs on the American Osteopathic Association
Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCOA) website.
Click here to visit the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service for information on the application process and a list of participating medical schools.
Click here to visit the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website.
Click here for information about the Joint Association of Medical Program (JAMP).
For the pre-medical degree plan, you will need to enroll in Bachelor of Science in Biology or Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry curriculum. Visit the University Catalog here to view the pre-medical degree plan and other LCU degree plans.