"Promoting Access to Medical Education for Low-Income Students"
In March 2015, the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP) published an article in their journal, The Advisor, which highlights JAMP's mission and achievements to date. Below is the abstract for the article "Promoting Access to Medical Education for Low-Income Students".
In 2001, the 77th Texas Legislature established a statewide BS/MD/DO pipeline program called the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) to increase opportunities for economically disadvantaged Texas students to access medical education. JAMP partners all of the state’s four-year public and private colleges and universities with Texas’s nine medical schools. The first JAMP students entered the undergraduate component of the program in 2003. This group of students and subsequent cohorts of entering students were recruited, tutored, counseled and mentored by health professions advisors known as JAMP Faculty Directors (JFDs). To date, 1076 Texas undergraduate students have entered JAMP, 538 students have matriculated into a Texas medical school and 196 JAMP students have earned the MD/DO degree. JAMP is off to a strong start and the JFDs are a recognized as a major contributor to the program’s success.
Our thanks go out to Dr. Kim Peck (JAMP Councilmember from Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine), Dr. Russell Warne (JAMP Consultant), Dr. Anne Blum (JAMP Faculty Director at Texas A&M University), Mr. Paul Hermesmeyer (JAMP Assistant Director), Ms. Liz Lopez (Medical School Coordinator at Baylor College of Medicine), and Dr. William Thomson (JAMP Councilmember from Baylor College of Medicine) for their work on promoting JAMP's achievements through the publication of this article.
Subscribers to The Advisor can find this article in the March 2015 edition on pages 31-35.
The Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) has created a series of AppTips to assist students with improving their application to medical school.
The admissions committee that reviews JAMP applications uses this same model as the medical schools to identify highly qualified students. Learn more about how these AppTips can help improve your application to both JAMP and medical school.
State Senator West Visits JAMP Students at the UNTHSC-TCOM
State Senator Royce West met and visited with our JAMP students at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine as they finished their summer internship experience.
Join us in thanking Senator West who, along with the late Senator Teel Bivens, helped create JAMP during the 77th Texas Legislative session, and has helped Texas students achieve their dreams of serving their communities as doctors!
New MCAT Requirement for JAMP Students beginning EY2013
Beginning with the 2013 entry year (application submissions beginning May 1, 2012 and closing October 1, 2012), the minimum MCAT score that must be achieved to qualify for Medical School will be a total score of
25 with no section score less than 7. Participants who fail to meet this requirement may be dismissed from the program.
In addition, only participants scoring a 17 or higher by the end of March of the second JAMP year will be allowed to attend a summer internship. Participants who fail to score at least a 17 on the MCAT will not be eligible to attend the second summer internship and may be dismissed from the program. JAMP students who score at least a 17, but less than the required 25 for medical school entry will have until August 31 to retake the MCAT and accomplish the required score of 25 or otherwise risk dismissal from the program.
Please visit the Program Criteria and Guidelines page for full requirements for JAMP students.