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?
Guaranteed admission to one of the nine Texas medical schools after college
Scholarships of $1,000 per semester beginning sophomore year
Paid summer internships with medical schools (two summers with two different medical schools)
Mentoring programs from the medical schools as well as at the collegiate level
Medical school scholarships
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 semester hours your freshman year. No more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted towards the 27 hours. Both Introductory Chemistry courses must be taken (Chem 119 and Chem 120, or Chem 101/111 and Chem 102/112)
Have a minimum 3.25 overall and science GPA
Take an SAT or ACT and achieve a score not less than the mean for the State of Texas
Students are required to contact our office if they wish to apply to JAMP. We prefer to find these students early in their freshmen year to not only advise and assist them throughout the fall and spring semesters, but also to share information that will help them become a stronger candidate.
We meet with students in a variety of ways, including one-on-one appointments, via our listserv, email, or through the PUMAS meetings.
When to apply to JAMP depends on the admission track you choose. Below are the criteria for each one.
To apply through the Early Admission Track, you must:
**These applicants will apply the summer before their freshman year in college.**
- Be enrolled full time your first semester of college
- Have completed at least 27 semester hours of college during your senior year in high school
- Have successfully completed Introductory Chemisty I and II
- Plan to graduate in three years
To apply through the Regular Admission Track, you must:
Be enrolled full time your second year of college
Have completed at least 27 semester hours of college immediately following high school graduation
Have successfully completed CHEM 119 and CHEM 120
**These applicants will apply the summer before their sophomore year in college.**
Most students choose the Regular Admission Track
PUMAS stands for Prospective Undergraduate Medical Aggie Students and is the JAMP affiliate organization of Texas A&M.
How PUMAS benefits pre-JAMP students: Each meeting is designed to help pre-JAMPers not only became a strong candidate for JAMP, but for med schools as well. Current JAMP students will talk about their experiences in the program, the importance of shadowing and volunteering, and what TAMU classes to take. They also discuss MCAT preparation, interview techniques, and explain how the internships work (just to name a few). These students have “been there and done that” and they share all the do’s and don'ts during these meetings.
We highly encourage any student who is interested in JAMP to attend these monthly meetings.
How PUMAS benefits current JAMP students: Our current JAMP students attend all the PUMAS meetings, and by doing so they not only serve as mentors for the new pre-JAMP students, they are also gaining leadership, interviewing, and interpersonal skills that make them a stronger candidate for med school.