Eagle Pass, Texas
The University of Texas at Austin
Long School of Medicine
The relationships I have made along the way have been the most beneficial to me. I have been able to connect with physicians, medical school administration and current medical students, who have all shared advice on how to become a well-rounded physician.
I grew up in a border town that is medically underserved. I witnessed my grandparents take a shuttle several times a month to see specialists in a city hours away. Since then, I have carried empathy for my grandparents' struggles which led me towards my goal to practice medicine and advocate for the medically underserved. During my time in Austin I took advantage of the opportunities the city provided by taking on jobs and internships that aligned with my passions, such as teaching STEM to young girls. I will graduate from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science and Arts degree in Biology.
I will be attending Long School of Medicine in San Antonio this upcoming fall.
How was JAMP helped you strive to achieve your goal of becoming a doctor?
JAMP provided me with valuable MCAT prep, summer internships at medical schools and support throughout this whole journey. The MCAT prep provided guidance and organization for my MCAT studying. The summer internships were full of unique experiences that provide insight on how to become a successful medical school student. Also, JAMP provided me with comfort and confidence during application and interview season because I knew I had a program that believed in me pursuing my goal.
What advice would you like to offer current or future JAMP students?
My advice would be to take advantage of the resources and opportunities that JAMP provides. Most of all, continue to study hard, enjoy the experiences during internships and lean on the friends you make along the way to help you get through this time!
What aspect of JAMP has been most beneficial to you?
The relationships I have made along the way have been the most beneficial to me. I have been able to connect with physicians, medical school administration and current medical students, who have all shared advice on how to become a well-rounded physician. JAMP has also allowed me to make true friendships, which are important to have as you go through challenging experiences during your journey towards medical school.