The Texas Medical School Match

Students interested in applying to medical or dental school must be aware that the state has its own Application portal "The Texas Medical School Match". The TMDSAS Match is conducted to confirm the pre-match offers applicants are holding and to fill the remaining open slots for the medical schools.

For More Information: tmdsas-match-information.pdf

The TMDSAS Match Process:

Texas resident applicants must rank all schools at which they interviewed regardless of whether or not a pre-match offer was received. Applicants holding a pre-match offer who have interviewed at school(s) that did not extend an offer may rank one or more of those schools higher than the pre-match offer school without risk of losing the pre-match offer. If an applicant holds a pre-match offer and matches to a school s/he has ranked more highly, the pre-match offer will be withdrawn. Pre-match offers will also be withdrawn through the match process from all other lower ranked schools. The applicant can still be selected by schools which s/he ranked higher than the school to which s/he matched. If applicants are holding multiple pre-match offers, they will come out of the match holding only one offer. A case study provided at the end of this document illustrates these points. Applicants who do not enter their match preference ranks by the deadline will automatically be withdrawn from all medical schools regardless of whether or not an early offer has been made.

Following the match, rolling admissions will continue through the beginning of orientation at each medical school. Medical schools will continue to make offers from their alternate pools which may include applicants who are currently holding an offer at another Texas medical school. However, the Texas medical schools have agreed that after June 1, no school may make an offer to an applicant already holding a place at another Texas medical school.

Texas resident applicants must rank all schools at which they interviewed regardless of whether or not a pre-match offer was received. The deadline for applicants to submit their match preference rank list online is January 20 by 5:00 PM (CT).

Important Dates for the Entry Year 2017 Application

May 2 TMDSAS Online Application Opens – 8am (CT)

September 30 TMDSAS Online Application Closes – 5pm (CT)

October 15 Deadline for Receipt of Application Documents (letters, transcripts, etc.)

November 15 Pre-Match Offer Period Begins for Texas Residents

December 31 Pre-Match Offer Period Ends

January 20 Deadline to Submit Match Rank List – 5pm (CT)

February 1 Match Results Announced – 8am (CT)