Texas Christian University
Long School of Medicine
I believe the aspect of JAMP that has been the most beneficial to me is the opportunity it provides to enjoy the “pre-med” experience without the stresses related to finances, gaining experience, and all the uncertainty.
How has JAMP helped you strive to achieve your goal of becoming a doctor?
JAMP has been huge in terms of encouragement as I’ve navigated the last few years. From my JFD to the summer internship coordinators and JAMP directors, it was clear that they all believed in me and gave me that extra boost of confidence I needed to get past some major milestones and setbacks like the MCAT, applications, and interviews. It is easy to have doubts and second thoughts about yourself has you work towards this goal, especially when some things don’t turn out exactly as you’d have hoped. The people that work with the JAMP program, however, provide you with all the resources you need to be successful and never hesitate to remind you of why you are there and why you were chosen to be a part of this program.
What advice would you like to offer current or future JAMP students?
My advice for current and future JAMP students is to appreciate this opportunity and to use the JAMP program for the network and community that it is. Invest in the relationships you make with other JAMP students because they, more than anyone else, can relate to the journey you are on and will be some of your biggest supporters as you move through medical school. The advisors and physicians you meet during the internships and interviews will tell you everything you need to know and all you have to do is ask!
What aspect of JAMP has been most beneficial to you?
I believe the aspect of JAMP that has been the most beneficial to me is the opportunity it provides to enjoy the “pre-med” experience without the stresses related to finances, gaining experience, and all the uncertainty. This particularly applies to the summer internships. I wouldn’t trade the time I got to spend at a couple of the participating Medical schools for anything because they allowed me to develop as a student, leader, and future physician. All while providing the resources to be successful on the MCAT (which would help guarantee me a spot in the medical school entering class of 2019).