Trinity prepares students for medical school through a foundation in the natural sciences, communication skills, social sciences and humanities. Tigers who commit to academics, prioritize mastering content that builds towards the MCAT, demonstrate a commitment to service and responsibility through work with faculty and in clinical settings, and can articulate a clear motivation for medicine will shine.

Fast Facts
  • 90 percent med school acceptance rate for students with 3.6 GPA
  • Peer tutors serve in all required courses for medical school
  • Trinity chapter of AMSA offers shadowing programs, volunteer and networking opportunities
  • Faculty know all students well enough to write comprehensive, compelling letters of recommendation
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Medical School Path

Take a personalized path through a number of fields


Professors offer research opportunities, engage with students as junior colleagues

Our accomplished faculty provide strong research opportunities, but they are also invested acting as mentors to students through experiential opportunities that enable authentic recommendations.

Jonathan King
Jonathan King, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor, Biology
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Carolyn Becker, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Christina Cooley
Christina Cooley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Kyralyssa Hauger-Sanchez
Kyralyssa Hauger-Sanchez, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Chemistry
Frank Healy
Frank Healy, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Laura Hunsicker-Wang
Laura Hunsicker-Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry
Corina Maeder
Corina Maeder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Chair Chemistry, Director BCMB, Chemistry
Jennifer P. Mathews
Jennifer P. Mathews, Ph.D.
Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Kimberley Phillips
Kimberley Phillips, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
David Ribble
David Ribble, Ph.D.
Dean: School of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics, Professor, Biology
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James (Jim) Shinkle, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Jennifer Steele
Jennifer Steele, Ph.D.
Professor, Physics and Astronomy
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Heather Sullivan, Ph.D.
Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
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Adam Urbach, Ph.D.
Professor, Chemistry

Student Opportunities

Prepare for medical school with a range of strong clinical opportunities

Research Opportunities

Research opportunities are available to students on and off campus.  Several nearby medical facilities offer periodic clinical research and training opportunities.

Study Abroad

Trinity has relationships with several study abroad programs that support students preparing for graduate study in clinical practice.

Mock Interviews

Trinity offers a mock interview program and tours of many of the biomedical research and clinical facilities in the San Antonio area.


Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI)
Trinity’s integrated, 300,000-square-foot science and engineering complex contains glass-walled laboratories, classrooms, and offices that put science on display. CSI supports teaching and research in chemistry, biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, and beyond.

Student Organizations

American Medical Student Association
The Trinity chapter of the American Medical Students Association organizes shadowing programs and community outreach.

Lecture Series and Annual Events

Student groups plan many events on health-related issues, including readings and discussion of issues in contemporary medicine, study breaks, and gatherings to meet deans of admissions at various medical schools. Students also organize physician shadowing opportunities, some of which are with alumni.

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When You Graduate

Learn how to recognize the school that matches your strengths, values and goals

Trinity med school applicants stand out both for their thorough foundational knowledge, and a versatile liberal arts skillset. These students routinely earn merit-based scholarships from both state and private medical schools.

Trinity maintains relationships with a variety of medical schools, enabling Trinity students to find schools where they can match with what they value.


Tigers are valued for their problem-solving, communication and research skills, as well as a versatile, interdisciplinary knowledge base. They excel as physicians, pharmacists, clinical researchers, physical therapists and more.

Career Areas:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Optometry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Public Health




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