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Angel Phan

Angel Phan

Angel Phan

Hometown

Houston, Texas

Undergraduate

St. Edward’s University

Medical School

Texas Tech Health Science Center - El Paso

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) has been instrumental in my journey in becoming a doctor because it provided me with experiences that have reinforced my passions while offering new insights on what this profession entails at every step of the process

How has JAMP helped you strive to achieve your goal of becoming a doctor?

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) has been instrumental in my journey in becoming a doctor because it provided me with experiences that have reinforced my passions while offering new insights on what this profession entails at every step of the process. The financial support has also made this process more feasible for me so I can focus my time on doing my best in my academics and in the MCAT. As a bonus, I have been surrounded with like minded people that share similar goals and this has helped me make connections that will undoubtedly be priceless as I continue in my journey.

What advice would you like to offer current or future JAMP students?

If I were to offer any advice to current or future JAMPers, I would recommend that they really embrace the resources and connections that both JAMP and their university has to offer. It is an absolute honor to be a part of this amazing program because it provided more than I could have possibly hoped for in a program meant to create opportunities for those who dream of becoming a doctor and I really hope that students really embrace the chance to also be a part of this program. It is also really helpful to participate in activities and organizations outside of JAMP whenever possible. This is so that they can make the most of not only this amazing program, but also make the most out of their undergraduate years and of their home university.

What aspect of JAMP has been most beneficial to you?

The most beneficial aspect of JAMP has by far been the summer internships because through those experiences, I have learned the most about what it is like to be a medical school student. I have also gotten to know two medical schools and their communities while being a part of my own JAMP community. These internships have also provided shadowing and volunteering experiences, MCAT classes, bonding activities, and a physical support system to last me a lifetime.