Texas Tech University

Medical and Dental Application Information

To ease the process of applying to medical or dental school programs, PPHC has compiled these useful links and tips to prepare your application, research application steps, stay abreast of updates, and follow relevant social media for announcements. 


Important Dates for Applicants - For the year (Spring/Summer) that you are applying:

Jan.-June: Applicants to take the DAT exam for dental school, or MCAT for medical school application

Feb.-Aug.: Applicants to meet with their PPHC Advisor to open a Letters of Evaluation packet - schedule your appointment through Raider Success Hub, appointment type: Pre-Health Advising, appointment comment: Letters of Evaluation

May: Application services open; begin applications and submit early! PPHC recommends that you apply by June to get the best option for an interview request. Speak with your advisor for more information.

Read more about the timeline to apply to dental/medical school here (TMDSAS)


Application Preparation Resources:

Schools List Template (adapted from Boston University) Please note that it is the applicants responisbility to idependently verify information for all of their schools/programs of interest. 

Letters of Evaluation Packet Information

Personal Statement Tips 

University Career Center (for resume/CV review, personal statement review, and mock interviews)


For Dental School Applicants:

American Dental Education Association (ADEA)

Associated American Dental School Application Service (AADSAS)

Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Services (TMDSAS)

Dental Admission Test (DAT) 

List of Texas Dental Schools


For Medical School Applicants:

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Services (TMDSAS)

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) 

List of Texas Medical Schools






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TMDSAS - Texas Medical & Dental School Application Services

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AAMC - Association of American Medical Colleges

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AACOM - American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

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MCAT on Twitter

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Med School Insiders on YouTube 

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ADEA - American Dental Education Association

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ADA - American Dental Association

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The Dental Student Podcast

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