General Information

Admission Information for Prospective Students

Among the goals of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is the provision of a medical education that is consistent with modern scientific principles, supportive of strong ethical principles, sensitive to the needs of the community, and committed to excellence.

We invite you to take the next step and explore our website to discover how the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is right for you. Along the way, we can answer questions on the application process, the standards for completion of the curriculum, expenses, or any other admissions questions you might have. Please feel free to contact us at 915-215-4410 or by email at

Local Information

Dates and Deadlines

  • May 1
    Filing period for the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) and PLFSOM secondary application opens.
  • August - January
    Interview period
  • September 29
    Deadline to file application with TMDSAS
  • November 15
    Latest date to file PLFSOM secondary application
  • November 15 - December 31
    Pre-match open acceptance period
  • January 19 - 5 p.m. (CT)
    Deadline to declare/decline medical school through TMDSAS
    Applicant/medical school preference list due to TMDSAS
  • February 1
    Applicant Match Day
  • May 15
    Deadline for $100 deposit to hold place in class

There are 100 seats in the class. Any seats opening after the match will be filled from the alternate list.

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Featured Information

Paul L. Foster School of Medicine featured in TexasMedicine Magazine October 2009.

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