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Welcome

The A PRIME-TIME (APT) program is a partnership between three undergraduate institutions (UT-Brownsville, UT-El Paso, and UT Pan American) and two medical schools (UT Medical School in Houston, and UT Medical Branch in Galveston). The goal of the A PRIME TIME partnership is to develop a new model of physician education that will be widely recognized for its innovative approach and educational effectiveness as well as the professionalism of its graduates.

The vision of the this program is to develop a unique strategy of medical education for a 21st century Texas that will be accessible to diverse groups of students and produce competent and compassionate physicians more efficiently and effectively, foster students to become caring and compassionate physicians by learning about the impact and expectations of a career in medicine while developing a professional identity early in their academic timetable, enable academic and medical institutions to jointly create a more efficient, coordinated, comprehensive, and relevant curriculum in a shortened timeframe and format, provide physicians trained and assessed in a range of cognitive, affective, and psycho-motor traits throughout their undergraduate and medical education, and, ultimately, achieve better health care outcomes for Texas.

Through innovative and novel pedagogy and clinically relevant and focused curriculum, this program provides opportunities for the high school students to earn the BS and MD degrees in six years.