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.


Meeting with an advisor - To find a time to meet with your advisor, please call 979.847.8938 or stop by 209 Koldus to speak with one of our student assistants.  They will find a time to fit your schedule.

What can JAMP do for you?

Program Benefits

  1. Guaranteed admission to one of the 13 Texas medical schools after college

  2. Scholarships of $1,000 per semester beginning sophomore year

  3. Paid summer internships with medical schools (two summers with two different medical schools)

  4. Mentoring programs from the medical schools as well as at the collegiate level

  5. Medical school scholarships

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.  ‚ÄčBoth Introductory Chemistry courses must be taken (Chem 119 and Chem 120).

  • Have a minimum 3.25 overall and science GPA  

  • Take the SAT or ACT and achieve a score not less than the mean for the State of Texas 

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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 (in-person or virtual), email, or through the PUMAS meetings.


When do I apply?

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:

  • 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
**These applicants will apply the summer before their freshman year in college.**

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. 

JAMP Medical Schools

Osteopathic Medical Schools (DO degree)

Sam Houston State School of Osteopathic Medicine
Location:  Huntsville

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM),
University of North Texas Health Science Center

Location:  Ft. Worth

Allopathic Medical Schools (MD degree)

Baylor College of Medicine
‚ÄčLocation:  Houston

McGovern Medical School
Location:  Houston

Texas A&M College of Medicine
‚ÄčLocation:  Bryan

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center  
Location:  Lubbock

TTUHSC:  Paul Foster School of Medicine
Location:  El Paso

University of Houston Medical School
Location:  Houston

University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
Location:  Austin

University of Texas, Long School of Medicine
Location:  San Antonio

University of Texas Medical Branch 
Location:  Galveston

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location:  Edinburg

University of Texas Southwestern Medical
Location: Dallas