SHSU-COM Pipeline Programs

COM Pipeline Programs

SHSU-COM Pipeline Programs

SHSU-COM Pipeline Programs aim to prepare students to enter careers in medicine. Each segment of the pipeline is intended to expose students to opportunities available in medical careers, prepare students for academic readiness and success, and support their pursuit of a medical degree.

RISE UP (Readiness Initiatives for Student Enhancement in Underserved Populations): This program is intended to promote interest in careers in the medical profession among underrepresented in medicine (URM) students in high school and to ensure every Texan receives a solid educational foundation before enrolling in college.

SOAR (Scholars for Osteopathic Academic Readiness): This program helps ensure that underrepresented in medicine (URM) students do well academically and socially during undergraduate training. These students will receive advice on how to navigate college life, preparing for standardized testing, and applying to medical school.

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Eligibility for undergraduate students:

  • Have completed a minimum of 29 SCH, not exceeding 89 SCH
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resdient and be a Texas Resident

If submitted information indicates you aren’t a U.S. citizen or permanent resident but that you may qualify for residency based on Texas high school graduation, you will be asked to submit a Residency Affidavit.

Maintain program eligibility:

  • 3.25 overall GPA
  • 3.25 BCPM GPA (biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses)

Eligibility guaranteed SHSU-COM interview*:

  • Complete or be enrolled in all pre-requisite coursework (with no grade below "C" (2.0 on a 4.0 scale))
  • 3.25 overall GPA
  • 3.25 BCPM GPA (biology, chemistry, physics, and math courses)
  • Minimum MCAT score of 502 with no section below 124 (one retake is allowed)

*There will be additional requirements such as deadlines for submitting TMDSAS and SHSU-COM supplemental applications, Altus Assessment scores, etc.


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Partner Institutions

Sam Houston State University
Texas A & M - School of Public Health
Lamar University