What is Jamp?
The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident students who are pursuing a medical education.
Funded through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, JAMP is a unique partnership between all 9 Texas medical schools and 67 public and private four-year undergraduate institutions, including Texas A&M University.
What can JAMP do for you?
Be a Texas Resident
Be an American citizen or permanent US resident alien
Be able to provide documentation as an economically disadvantaged applicant (Pell grant status or a FAFSA EFC of less than $8,000)
Complete 27 hours your freshman year with at least a 3.25 GPA in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math (BCPM) courses and as an overall GPA. Chem 101/111 and Chem 102/112 are required to be a part of these 27 hours. No more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted towards the 27 hours.
Meet requirements to be employed as a medical resident including but not limited to, being authorized to work in the United States, passing criminal history checks and complying with immunization requirements.
Take an SAT or ACT and achieve a score not less than the mean for the state of Texas (see the next section)
You are also required to pass either the SAT or ACT test with the following minimum scores:
Combined 1020 Composite 20.7
Reading & Writing 513 English 19.5
Math 507 Math 20.7
If you meet all the above requirements, then you should be eligile to apply for JAMP.
Our office requests that you attend one of our JAMP application workshops to fill out the required paperwork and to receive other information that we will need to complete your PSA file. We will also answer any questions you may have. Below are the dates and times these workshops are available. To register for one simply click on the desired date and follow the directions.
The JAMP Regular Admissions Track requires applicants to complete 27 hours of college credit after graduation from high school during the first year of college.
The Early Admission Track allows applicants that have completed 27 or more hours of college credit while in high school (Dual Credit or Early College high school) the opportunity to apply early.
Early Admission applicants should have completed 27 hours of college credit in one year (fall and spring semester) to be a competitive applicant.
Prospective Undergraduate Medical Aggie Students (PUMAS)
PUMAS stands for Prospective Undergraduate Medical Aggie Students and is the JAMP affiliate organization of Texas A&M. PUMAS is an undergraduate leadership organization whose purpose is to develop freshmen and sophomores as individuals and leaders at Texas A&M University in order to prepare them for JAMP and medical school matriculation.
The goal of PUMAS is to develop each and every member into a well qualified applicant for medical school through the opportunities our committees provide throughout each semester. Each of the 5 committees is instrumental in achieving that purpose.
Social: Our Social Committee plans and facilitates events that allow you to create friendships that connect you to the organization. This will make you able to explain to medical schools why your time in PUMAS was meaningful.
Fundraising: Our partnerships with local charities shows medical schools that you are emotionally qualified to be a doctor and that you care about others. The doctors of tomorrow need to be more about others and less about themselves - and donating time to raise funds to help those who are less fortunate is a great way to show that.
Service: Community Service reiterates that you are emotionally qualified to be a doctor because you are actively taking a part in making a difference in the life of someone other than yourself. Community service is a major component of any strong application for medical school, and by serving our community and other charities - every prospective JAMPer will be strong in this area of their application.
Public Relations: Our close partnership with the Office of Professional School advising allows us to identify and recruit for PUMAS. This if very importtant because there is a lot of room for growth with our organization; therefore, recruiting potential JAMPers is crucial to our organization. The PR committee also helps coordinate food for meetings and serves as the historian for PUMAS by taking pictures and creating videos.
Medical: This Committee will help you develop your JAMP application by providing you with experiences that will be impressive on medical school applications such as medical school visits, medical volunteering, and bringing in speakers for PUMAS meeting.
PUMAS accepts new JAMP-elgible students during the beginning of every academic year. If you have any questions about PUMAS, please firstname.lastname@example.org.