JAMP - Joint Admission Medical Program

What is JAMP?

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education. Funded through the Texas higher Education Coordinating Board, JAMP is a unique partnership between nine Texas medical schools and sixty-seven public and private four-year undergraduate institutions.

JAMP Application Criteria

  • Complete two semesters at UTRGV
  • Complete at least 27 hours of undergraduate credit. Hours must be completed in the year following graduation from high school. No more than 2 hours of AP credit can be counted toward this requirement.
  • Attend a Participating University. Meet with your JAMP Faculty Director (JFD) regularly.
  • Apply to JAMP. You may begin the online application on May 1 and must submit the completed application no later than October 1 of your second year.
  • Have two semesters of General Chemistry completed with a grade of "C" or better
  • 3.25 GPA (Cumulative and Science)
  • Take the SAT or ACT. You must score higher than the current state average. For the current state average, please visit the JAMP website.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and a Texas resident.
  • Apply for financial aid through FAFSA. The estimated family contribution (EFC) must be 8000 or below.

Contact Information

Interested students may contact:

Edinburg Campus

Dr. Scott Gunn
Professor of Biology and JAMP Faculty Director

Maria T. Montano
Sr. Program Coordinator

Students are welcome to drop by the Special Programs Office in ESCNE 1.352 or call 956-665-5216.

Brownsville Campus

Gustavo Stern, MD.
JAMP Faculty Director

Karina Sanchez
Program coordinator


Students are welcome to visit the Health Professions Careers Office in BLHSB 2.284.

Follow JAMP at:

Website: texasjamp.org