The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) is the central organization through which participating member institutions unite to foster the success of aspiring dentists, physicians, and veterinarians. TMDSAS achieves this through: leadership, personalized support, education, and communication.
What Does TMDSAS Do?
TMDSAS simplifies the application process for both the applicants and the participating schools. We provide one standardized application for first-year entering classes at all public medical, dental, and veterinary schools in the state of Texas.
The TMDSAS participating schools benefit by receiving uniform information on all applicants and designing the questions on the application. TMDSAS is housed within the Texas Health Education Service in Austin, Texas.
TMDSAS began operating as the UT System Medical and Dental Application Center in 1968. It was created by the UT System Board of Regents to serve as a central application center for all UT System medical and dental schools.
In 1999, the name changed to reflect the addition of medical and dental schools outside of the UT System with the inclusion of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. TMDSAS expanded further when the University of North Texas - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine joined in 2000 and 2001, respectively.
Since its establishment, the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service
strives to benefit both the applicant and its participating institutions. Applicants
have the benefit of applying to multiple schools with just one application and for
a flat fee. The participating institutions receive applications from TMDSAS that have
been reviewed for accuracy and uniformly interpreted in accordance to state laws relating
Matthew Meeks, Ed.D.
Texas Health Education Service
Enrique Jasso, Jr., M.A.
Nichole Castillo, M.Ed.
Applicant Liaison & Resource Development
Breanna Bietz, M.F.A.
Senior Applicant Liaison
Communications Specialist and Host of TMDSAS Office Hours
TMDSAS serves only as an information clearinghouse and does not influence the schools' review of the application nor their selection of applicants to interview and accept.
TMDSAS does not process advanced standing or transfer student applications. Advanced
standing and transfer applicants should contact the schools directly for application