Finding Future Physician Leaders

Dell Medical School seeks to recruit and train future physician leaders who will revolutionize the way people get healthy and stay healthy. To that end, the Admissions Selection Committee is looking for evidence of excellence in four areas:

  1. Personal Attributes: integrity and ethics; reliability and dependability; service orientation; social and interpersonal skills; teamwork; capacity for improvement; resilience and adaptability; cultural competence; oral communication.

  2. Life Experiences: Students and physicians will repeatedly fall back on their unique life experiences, as they treat patients and work with colleagues. A broad range of such experiences will create a valuable diversity of perspectives.

  3. Academic Accomplishment: Dell Medical School has adopted a leading-edge curriculum that’s uniquely designed from scratch and focused around 21st-century health care. A strong academic record indicates that students will excel in this accelerated curriculum.

  4. Mission Contribution: Dell Medical School seeks to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem and help make Austin a model healthy city. Students with demonstrated strengths in leadership, creativity, innovation, teamwork, resilience, and community engagement will help further advance this mission.

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Selection Criteria: Seeking Future Physician Leaders

Physicians will need a multitude of competencies to be successful in the 21st century. Those competencies run through Dell Medical School’s selection criteria.

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Application Process: How it Works

The application process begins at and includes multiple reviews. Selected applicants are invited to submit a secondary application.

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Application Timeline: Key Dates to Know

When does the preliminary application need to be submitted? When do students know whether they got in? Here are the important milestones.