St. Edward's University
Matched Medical School:
University of North Texas - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
The most beneficial aspect of JAMP has been the summer internships. At each of the internships, I got the opportunity to meet students from different universities all across Texas with similar passions as me. This was a huge advantage of the program because I now have formed a network of friends I can rely on throughout my medical journey.
How has JAMP helped you strive to achieve your goal of becoming a doctor?
Before JAMP, medicine was something that I could not imagine myself pursuing because of the financial costs of attending medical school. However, JAMP has opened the gates for me to pursue a career that I have always been extremely passionate about, but because of financial circumstances did not see full potential of becoming. In addition, JAMP gave me first hand glimpse into the life of a medical student and physician through the clinical experience implemented in the program that I may not have received in similar depth coming from a family with no ties to medicine.
What advice would you like to offer current or future JAMP students?
The advice I can provide to current or future JAMP students is to take full advantage of the resources that JAMP has to offer, especially during MCAT prep. As JAMP students, we are given access to an endless amount of AAMC practice questions and take that to your advantage to practice for the MCAT. Likewise, take advantage of the time spent at the medical schools during the two summer internships by interacting with the faculty and getting to know them personally. Some of the medical students I met at the medical schools I have contact with them via Facebook and have messaged them for advice on interviews.
What aspect of JAMP has been most beneficial to you?
The most beneficial aspect of JAMP has been the summer internships. At each of the internships, I got the opportunity to meet students from different universities all across Texas with similar passions as me. This was a huge advantage of the program because I now have formed a network of friends I can rely on throughout my medical journey. Even through the MCAT and the application process, I referred back to my JAMP peers for advice and a source of motivation. Likewise, the summer internships provided valuable hands on clinical experience and the ability to interact with medical students and faculty. The one-month internships were helpful in understanding the medical school curriculum, the services offered at the school, and the ability to form close relationships with the faculty. I am forever grateful for what JAMP has offered me.