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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 Texas resident students pursuing a medical education.

Criteria for Acceptance into JAMP
Timeline for JAMP
Pre-Freshman Year:
  • Score the Texas mean, or better, on the SAT or ACT
  • Be a Texas resident for purposes of tuition
  • Be an American citizen or permanent US resident alien
  • Be financial eligibile for Pell grant or have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) up to 8000 calculated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FASFA)]
  • Meet requirements to be employed as a medical resident including but not limited to, being authorized to work in the United States, passing criminal history checks and complying with immunization requirements.
  • Plan on pursing a MD and completing the pre-requisites for Texas medical schools. 

Freshman Year:
  • 27 semester hours of undergraduate credit must be completed in the first year of college after graduation from high school at an institution of higher education (no more than three semester hours of AP credit can be counted towards the 27 hour requirement).  Both Introductory Chemistry Courses must be taken (Chem 101/111 and Chem 102/112)
  • Obtain at least a 3.25 grade point average overall and 3.25 grade point average in Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) courses.  Preference will be given to those achieving higher scores. Grades from all courses completed before final selection meeting will be considered including community college and dual-credit.
  • Gain medical experience
  • Gain volunteer and community service hours
  • You will need an evaluation letter from a professor

If you are a freshman who is eligible for JAMP (up to "Pre-Freshman Year"), join our pre-JAMP leadership organization called Prospective Undergraduate Medical Aggie Students (PUMAS). PUMAS accepts new members at any time every academic year.  Contact opsa@tamu.edu to join.

Spring of Freshman Year:
  • Contact OPSA to open up your JAMP file (JAMP workshops)

Summer after Freshman Year:
  • Gain experience that adds to your JAMP application (medical, traveling abroad, internship, summer camp, research, etc.)
  • Submit your JAMP application by designated due date (end of August)

Sophomore Year:
  • Maintain at least a 3.25 GPR
  • Continue to add medical experience, leadership experience, research experience, and community service to your resumé
  • JAMP notifies students in December if selected for an interview
  • Interview in January at a Texas medical school (usually TAMHSC in Bryan/CS)
  • JAMP notifies students in mid-February if selected 

 If you are selected

Summer After Sophomore Year:
  • JAMPer: JAMP Internship at a medical school, MCAT Prep (1st summer session)
  • Alternate: MCAT Prep, Meaningful Experience (job, internship, medical experience, summer camp, etc.)

Junior Year:
  • Maintain 3.25 GPR
  • Continue to add medical experience, leadership experience, research experience, and community service to your resumé
  • Take the MCAT on time and receive satisfactory score (by April date)
  •  Attend Portal Workshop and complete OPSA file

Summer after Junior Year:
  • Apply to medical school
  • 2nd JAMP internship at a medical school (1st summer session)
  • Begin interviewing at medical schools

Senior Year:
  • Continue interviewing
  • Maintain 3.25 GPR
  • JAMP notification of acceptance to a medical school (October)