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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 a 3.25 grade point average overall and 3.25 grade point average in Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) courses is recommended. Preference will be given to those achieving higher scores. Grades from all courses completed before final selection meeting will be considered including community colllege and dual-credit.
- Gain medical experience
- Gain volunter hours

If you are a freshman who is eligible for JAMP (up to "Pre-Freshman Year"), check out our pre-JAMP leadership organization called Prospective Undergraduate Medical Aggie Students (PUMAS). PUMAS accepts new members at the beginning of every academic year.

Summer after Freshman Year:
- Contact OSPA to open up your JAMP file
- Gain experience that adds to your JAMP application (medical, traveling abroad, internship, summer camp, research, etc.)
- Submit your JAMP application by designated due date

Sophomore Year:
- Maintain 3.25 GPR
- Continue to add medical experience, leadership experience, research experience, and community service to your resumé
- Hear back from JAMP in December if you received an interview
- Interview in January at a Texas medical school
- Hear back from JAMP in mid-February if you were selected

 If you are a sophomore who is eligible for JAMP and applied for JAMP, check out our pre-JAMP leadership organization called Prospective Undergraduate Medical Aggie Students (PUMAS). PUMAS accepts new members at the beginning of every academic year.

Summer After Sophomore Year:
- JAMPer: JAMP Internship, MCAT Prep
- 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
- Attend File Workshop and complete OPSA file

Summer after Junior Year:
- Apply to medical school

Senior Year:
- Interview
- Maintain 3.25 GPR