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, Introduction to Clinical Practices
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|
|1||3 hr. session||Chem/Phys 1: Foundations of MCAT Science|
|2||3 hr. session||CARS 1: Reading Passages The Kaplan Way|
|3||3 hr. session||Bio/Biochem 1: Attaching MCAT Science Questions|
|4||3 hr. session||Psych/Soc 1: Basics of Research Design & Data|
|5||3 hr. session||Chem/Phys 2: Scientific Reasoning on the MCAT|
|6||3 hr. session||CARS 2: Advanced Reasoning on the CARS Section|
|7||3 hr. session||Bio/Biochem 2: Section-Wide Strategy & Answer Choice Analysis|
|8||3 hr. session||Psych/Soc 2: The Psychology Behind the Test|
|9||3 hr. session||Chem/Phys 3: Turning Practice Into Points|
|10||3 hr. session||Bio/Biochem 3: Advanced Research & Experimental Design|
|11||3 hr. session||Science Capstone: MCAT Skills in the Laboratory|
|12||3 hr. session||Countdown to Test Day|
Opens September 1
Priority February 15
Final May 1
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229
Core Courses (See Catalog for description)
|Required Courses||Semester & SCH|
|Fundamentals of Physiology, PHYL 5028||Fall, 2.0|
|Clinical Seminars, CSAT 5046||Fall, 1.0|
|Introduction to Immunology, MICR 5051||Fall, 2.0|
|Eukaryotic Cell Biology, CSAT 6077||Fall, 2.0|
|Premedical Biochemistry, CSAT 5045||Fall, 2.5|
|Premedical Neuroanatomy, CSAT 5041||Fall, 2.0|
|Human Histology, CSAT 5060||Spring, 3.0|
|Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, PHAR 6021||Spring, 1.0|
|Inter-Professional Human Gross Anatomy, CSAT 5022||Spring, 5.5|
Frequently Asked Questions
What courses will I take in the program?
The program curriculum includes courses in histology, gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, cell biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, physiology, immunology and introduction to clinical practices. In addition, at the beginning of the program, you will take MCAT prep offered by Kaplan.
How many credit hours of coursework will I need to obtain my graduate certificate?
You will need to complete all core courses of the program that total 21 credit hours with a grade of B or above to receive the graduate certificate.
Will my classes be integrated with other graduate classes?
While some of the courses have been designed exclusively for program students, other courses will include students from our Master’s and doctoral programs. You will benefit from interacting and learning with other professionals while also attending classes as a single cohort.