Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)
Making Medical School Affordable for Texans
The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP), state-wide, long-term pre-medical academy designed for competitive students with aspirations of one day becoming a physician. Specifically, The program was initiated by Senate Bill 940 of the 77th Texas Legislature to:
- Provide services to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education.
- Award undergraduate and medical school scholarships.
- Provide for the admission of those students who satisfy both academic and nonacademic requirements to at least one participating medical school.
Why JAMP for the pursuit to medical school?
- A scholarship each semester to attend undergraduate school beginning in the student's sophomore years of college.
- A stipend to attend summer internships following the student's sophomore and junior years of college at one of the participating medical schools.
- Mentoring and personal assistance to prepare for medical school while attending college.
- Admission to a Texas medical school if all program requirements are met.
- Download the JAMP Criteria and Guidelines
Applying to JAMP
The JAMP application and its respective details are maintained by the main office in Austin, Texas. Please visit the following site for more detailed information on applying to JAMP.
Participating Undergraduate Institutions
For a listing of all the participating undergraduate public and private universities:
- For public schools: http://www.utsystem.edu/jamp/PublicSchools.htm
- For private schools: http://www.utsystem.edu/jamp/PrivateSchools.htm
Participating Medical Schools
Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine is an active participant in the JAMP program. All medical schools in Texas participate in the JAMP.
For questions about JAMP at Texas Tech HSC SOM, please contact:
Director of Admissions, School of Medicine
For a listing or participating medical schools and their respective contacts:
- For medical schools: http://www.utsystem.edu/jamp/MedicalSchools.htm
SENATE BILL 940 - 77th Legislature
- Created program to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education.
- Administered by the JAMP Council comprised of Admissions and Student Affairs Deans from all over Texas.
- Medical schools must set aside 10% of entering class for JAMP participants.
- Funds to be appropriated by the Texas Legislature.
SENATE BILL 1128 - 78th Legislature
- Created JAMP alternate pool.
- Added flexibility to program entry requirements.
SENATE BILL 1247 - 79th Legislature
- Changed entry year into program from freshman to sophomore year.
- Gave council authority to re-allocate unfilled program openings during initial selection.
- Established a pre-admission mentoring and assistance program during freshman year for prospective students.
- Expanded participation of private or independent institutions.
- Allow one program opening per private or independent institution (not to exceed 15% of the total program openings.)
- Gives community college students the opportunity to transfer to a four-year institution and be eligible to apply to the program.
- Provided greater flexibility in designating JAMP Faculty Director.
- Allow institutions to appoint professional academic advisors (non-faculty) to serve as JFD.
- Clarified scope of JAMP Council's ability to accept gifts and engage in fundraising.
- Removed the non-traditional student provision.
|Program Acceptance Data on Initial 5 Classes||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Number of Institutions w/ participating students||30||36||30||31|
|Private Schools / Independent||8||8||3||6|
|Medical School Match Data (2006 - 2008)||EY 2006||EY 2007||EY 2008|
|Number of Institutions w/ participating students||18||28||18|
|Private Schools / Independent||6||7||0|
|Applicant Data for Applicants Applying in 2007 (as of 03/07/08)|