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

Questions?
Interested students may contact:

Edinburg Campus

Dr. Scott Gunn
Professor of Biology and JAMP Faculty Director
scott.gunn@utrgv.edu

Maria T. Montano
Sr. Program Coordinator
maria.montano@utrgv.edu

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
Gustavo.stern@utrgv.edu
956-882-5059

Karina Sanchez
Program coordinator
karina.sanchez@utrgv.edu
956-882-5059

 

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

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Website: texasjamp.org