"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.