• Ryan Alavi

Long School of Medicine


  • Location

  • Campuses are located in the heart of San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Center and are surrounded by hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, and parks and open spaces.

  • In San Antonio and the 50,000 square-mile area of South Texas.

  • It extends to campuses in the metropolitan border communities of Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley.

  • More than 2,700 students a year train in an environment that involves more than 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and health care facilities in South Texas


  • Tuition

  • Out-of-state tuition & fees

  • Continuing Year 1 & 2 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021)

  • $39,967

  • Continuing Year 2 & 3 (Fall 2020-Summer2021)

  • $33,031

  • Continuing Year 3 (Fall 2020)

  • $11,633

  • In-state tuition & fees

  • Continuing Year 1 & 2 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021)

  • $18,289

  • Continuing Year 2 & 3 (Fall 2020-Summer2021)

  • $15,035

  • Continuing Year 3 (Fall 2020)

  • $5,089

  • Year 1 New Admitted Students (Summer 2021)

  • Out-of-state

  • $10,799

  • In-state

  • $5,482


  • Program Additional Costs

  • In addition to required tuition and fees, there are costs for digital and hardcopy textbooks, scrubs, and equipment.

  • The full-time clinical fieldwork experiences included in the curriculum may require that students relocate outside of San Antonio for the duration of the rotations.

  • SCPE expenses will vary according to individual arrangements depending on the cost of travel, temporary housing, maintenance of local accommodations, etc.

  • Students are encouraged to budget for major expenditures that could be associated with these assignments.


  • Financial aid

  • Loans

  • Grants

  • Scholarships

  • Work study

  • Veteran benefits

  • Tuition waiver


  • Average MCAT

  • 516 is the average for 2020 entering class


  • GPA

  • Overall GPA: 3.83

  • Science GPA: 3.78


  • Acceptance rate

  • 4,100 applied

  • 692 accepted

  • 220 enrolled


  • Student Testimony

  • "The Long School of Medicine has helped me discover myself and the type of physician I want to be. The endless support, encouragement, and guidance I have received from faculty and my classmates is amazing. I couldn’t have made a better decision than to choose to train here!" -Evelyn N. Ashiofu


  • Extra Info

  • Class Size: 220

  • UIM: 28%

  • M.D./Ph.D. Students: 7

  • Non-Science Majors: 49

  • Master's Degrees: 16

  • Ages 20-45; Average 23.3

  • $140 application fee


  • Curriculum

  • The Clinical Integration Course is an interdisciplinary course that extends through both semesters of the first year.

  • This course integrates knowledge learned in the basic sciences with the clinical setting of patient examination and diagnosis.

  • During the first month of the academic program, this will be the only course of the medical curriculum.

  • Students will learn the basic skills of obtaining a patient history and performing a physical exam.

  • The student will also have the opportunity to learn other basic skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, sterile operating room technique, suturing, and phlebotomy, and will be introduced to such subjects as doctor-patient relationships, patient confidentiality, and medical ethics.


  • Specific Requirements

  • Applicants must have at least 90 semester hour credits from a United States or Canadian college or university with no grade lower than a C in required course work.

  • Applicants must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and submit other required documents to the TMDSAS, such as letters of recommendation and transcripts, in order to have a complete application.

  • Technical standards and requesting accommodations

  • Technical standards are academic performance requirements that refer to those physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of all aspects of the medical curriculum and the development of personal attributes required.

  • In addition to technical standards, the medical student must demonstrate ethical standards and a professional demeanor in interaction with peers, faculty, staff, patients, and their families.

  • Students should be able to perform the essential functions listed with or without reasonable accommodation under the ADA and the ADAAA guidelines.

  • Each required course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

  • Courses taken Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit do not count towards meeting the requirement.

  • Advanced placement credit is accepted only if the school granting the credit lists the specific course(s) and number of units granted per course on an official transcript.

  • In certain cases a limited amount of online course work not required for the major and not a prescribed course for application to medical school may be considered.

  • 98% (202 of 207) students secured residency positions

  • 43.9% Primary Care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Med-Peds)

  • 43% Training in Texas (All Specialties)

  • 57% Training outside Texas (All Specialties)




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