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Facilitated Acceptance to Medical Education (FAME) Program

Eligibility Requirements


  • Must be an incoming UTSA freshmen for the Fall 2015 Academic year (Out-of-state, international and transfer students are not eligible to apply)

  • 3.6 science and overall GPA on a 4.0 scale OR a 91 science and overall GPA on a 100 grade point scale
  • No less than 1300 on the SAT (critical reading and mathematics only) with a minimum 650 on both the critical reading and mathematics section OR No less than 29 on the ACT composite score with a minimum of 29 on both the English and mathematics section
  • Complete UTSA application via Apply Texas (applicants must indicate biology as their intended major)
  • Completed FAME application (including a personal essay and photo)
  • Two letters of recommendation are required – one from a high school teacher and one from a nonrelative
  • Application timeline is Aug. 15 – Dec. 1 (applications preferred by Nov. 1)
  • Must be admitted to UTSA by Dec. 1
  • All items needed to complete the FAME Application process must be received on or before Dec. 1


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FAME application instructions (pdf)

FAME application (pdf)


Program Requirements

  • Must maintain a 3.5 college GPA every semester
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 hours per semester at UTSA
  • A minimum of 72 hours MUST be completed at UTSA within 3 years
  • Students must meet with their FAME Program Coordinator every semester for advising
  • Students must take the MCAT by the end of January of their junior year at UTSA
  • Students scoring less than a 10 on Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT will be required to complete a biological sciences enrichment course
  • Students who fulfill the program requirments will be guaranteed admissions to UT School of Medicine at San Antonio.
  • Student must demonstrate satisfactory performance on all UT System TIME Initiative competencies in the areas of:
    • Communication Skills and Collaboration
    • Professionalism
    • Medical Knowledge and Scholarship
    • Patient Care
    • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
    • Systems-based Practice and Management