Students must complete all 21 credit hours of required coursework at UT Health San Antonio in the designated time period to earn a certificate; there are no electives. The program is designed to be completed within a year. Students are required to complete an MCAT prep offered by Kaplan and organized by the program. Typical course schedule will include:

  • Summer: MCAT prep
  • Fall: Physiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Neuroanatomy
  • Spring: Histology, Gross Anatomy, Pharmacology, Clinical Seminar

MCAT Prep 

The MCAT prep by Kaplan provides 12 instructor-led core sessions with live and recorded makeups, unlimited access to The MCAT Channel (an online additional resource with 90+ additional live hours of MCAT instruction), a diagnostic exam, science assessments, 15 full-length tests and 10,000+ practice items that are psychometrically validated, fully aligned with the MCAT blueprint, and include SmartReports™ that measure progress and target studying with personalized plans.

The course also includes the most recently available AAMC practice material. Course materials include: MCAT Complete 7-book Subject Review, Lesson Book, High-Yield Science: Solutions & Extra Practice, Quicksheets, and a one-page Getting Started Guidefor students to master expert strategies, learn through realistic practice, and benefit from an in-depth review. Additional benefits include: adaptive QBank (an online question bank of 2,000+ questions for producing custom quizzes that adapt difficulty level to student ability), a mobile MCAT flashcard app (for flashcards, video instruction, and practice on-the-go), and academic support.

7.5 hr session (FULL MCAT)Diagnostic Exam-Student take independently
13 hr. sessionChem/Phys 1: Foundations of MCAT Science
23 hr. sessionCARS 1: Reading Passages The Kaplan Way
33 hr. sessionBio/Biochem 1: Attaching MCAT Science Questions
43 hr. sessionPsych/Soc 1: Basics of Research Design & Data
53 hr. sessionChem/Phys 2: Scientific Reasoning on the MCAT
63 hr. sessionCARS 2: Advanced Reasoning on the CARS Section
73 hr. sessionBio/Biochem 2: Section-Wide Strategy & Answer Choice Analysis
83 hr. sessionPsych/Soc 2: The Psychology Behind the Test
93 hr. sessionChem/Phys 3: Turning Practice Into Points
103 hr. sessionBio/Biochem 3: Advanced Research & Experimental Design
113 hr. sessionScience Capstone: MCAT Skills in the Laboratory
123 hr. sessionCountdown to Test Day
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Application Deadlines

Opens September 1
Priority February 15
Final May 1

UT Health San Antonio

7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Mailcode: 7762

Phone: (210) 567-3800

Core Courses (See Catalog for description)

Required CoursesSemester & SCH
Fundamentals of Physiology, PHYL 5028Fall, 2.0
Clinical Seminars, CSAT 5046Fall, 1.0
Introduction to Immunology, MICR 5051Fall, 2.0
Eukaryotic Cell Biology, CSAT 6077Fall, 2.0
Premedical Biochemistry, CSAT 5045Fall, 2.5
Premedical Neuroanatomy, CSAT 5041Fall, 2.0
Human Histology, CSAT 5060Spring, 3.0
Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, PHAR 6021Spring, 1.0
Inter-Professional Human Gross Anatomy, CSAT 5022Spring, 5.5

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