Joint Admission Medical Program

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. The program is intended for student's in their first or second year of college immediately following high school graduation that are interested in becoming a medical doctor (M.D.) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.). Please read the eligibility criteria below. Consult the JAMP website and FAQ for additional information.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Entrance to an institution of higher education must be no later than the first fall semester following graduation from high school or a home-schooled program. Exceptions to this criterion may be granted on a case by case base for unusual circumstances such as individuals who enter the armed services immediately upon graduation from high school.

  • Apply for Early Admission or Regular Admission

    Early AdmissionApply to the program no later than the Fall of a student's first year of college after graduation from high school while enrolled at a participating university. Twenty-seven (27) semester hours of undergraduate credit must be completed during the senior year of high school as a full-time student at an institution of higher education (no more than 3 semester hours of AP credit can be counted towards the 27 hour requirement). Must have completed two semesters of General Chemistry (with associated labs) with a grade of "C" or better.

    Regular Admission (more common)Apply to the program no later than the Fall of a student's second year of college after graduation from high school while enrolled at a participating university. Twenty-seven (27) semester hours of undergraduate credit must be completed in the first year of college after graduation from high school as a full-time student at an institution of higher education (no more than 3 semester hours of AP credit can be counted towards the 27-hour requirement). Must have completed two semesters of General Chemistry (with associated labs) with a grade of "C" or better.

  • Be enrolled full-time (12 hours) at a participating university at the time of application to the program.

  • Must be able to complete two semesters of Organic Chemistry (with associated labs) prior to attending the first summer program internship. (in the year they are applying)

  • Applicant must be 18 years of age, or older, at the time of entry into the program

  • Applicant must be able to participate in two summer internships provided by JAMP. (Usually end of May-end of June) 

  • minimum 3.25 overall and Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) GPA; preference given to higher GPA's. Grades from all courses completed before final selection meeting will be considered.

  • Non-academic, personal factors such as motivation, maturity, integrity, interpersonal communication, service to others and a demonstrated commitment to study medicine. Areas considered include but are not limited to:

    • Shadowing, clinical experience in healthcare (EMT, MA, CNA, scribing, etc.)
    • Volunteering
    • Leadership
    • Research
  • Take an SAT or ACT and achieve a score not less than the mean for the state of Texas. No section on either the SAT or ACT may be below the mean attained in the state unless other evidence of academic achievement exists.

  • Be an American citizen or permanent US resident alien.

  • Provide documentation and history as an economically disadvantaged applicant. The definition of economically disadvantaged is financial eligibility for Pell grant or an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) up to $8,000, calculated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), unless other evidence of economic disadvantaged status exists.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to perform a medical school’s essential functions (either with or without reasonable accommodations) required to complete the generalist medical school curriculum.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have a lot of dual credit hours and am classified as a junior. Am I eligible?
    • It will depend on when you graduated high school. If you graduated high school within the past year then you are still considered a freshman and may be eligible! Another consideration is if you served in the military right out of high school. Make an appointment with the JFD, Dr. Greg Hale to discuss your interest and eligibility. 
  • When can I apply to JAMP?
    • There are 2 tracks, Early Admission and Regular Admission. If you completed 27 hours of dual credit including General Chemistry 1 & 2 with labs, then you may be eligible for the Early Admission Track. The Regular Admissions track is more common. Students apply in the summer at the end of their first year of college. Students must have both General Chemistry courses completed by the end of summer and be enrolled in OCHEM I with lab in the Fall of their second year. Be sure to read the other eligibility criteria above. 
  • When do applications open?
    • In May of each year. They close at the end of September or early October. 
  • How can I be accepted?
    • There are several factors that are taken into consideration. This is known as holistic review. The main areas will be academics, letters of recommendation, healthcare and non-healthcare experiences, personal factors, motivation, demonstrated commitment to medicine, essays, and the interview. 

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BENEFITS

  • Multiple undergraduate scholarship opportunities, including summer stipends
  • Two summer Internship placements
  • Specialized MCAT preparation
  • Personalized mentoring & community
  • Guaranteed admission to a participating Texas medical school IF all criteria are met prior to and during the program
  • Scholarships to attend medical school

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STEPS TO APPLY @ UTA

  • Make an appointment with UTA's JAMP Faculty Director (JFD), Dr. Greg Hale, to indicate your interest in applying. 

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SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION

These documents must be emailed or delivered to Sandy Hobart in Life Sciences Room 107A by October 5. It is highly encouraged to deliver these documents prior to the deadline. Letters can be emailed by evaluators to sandy.hobart@uta.edu or greghale@uta.edu.

  • Notice of Intent to Apply
  • High school transcript with class rank
  • Official or unofficial SAT/ACT score documentation with score breakdown
  • FAFSA student aid reports (financial aid) for the current/upcoming and previous school years (This cycle: 2021-2022 & 2022-2023)
  • Letters of evaluation: (The letter must be sent with this Evaluation Form - both are needed)
    • JAMP Faculty Director - Dr. Greg Hale
    • University faculty member
  • Official college transcripts (if applicant attended a college other than UTA)
  • Official UTA transcript showing fall, spring, and summer grades and upcoming fall term classes

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DEADLINE

The online application typically opens at the beginning of May and is due at the end of September. JAMP appreciates students who do not wait until last minute to submit their applications.

  • 2022-2023 application cycle: Opens May 2, 2022 and closes September 30, 2022 at 5p.m.

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HELPFUL LINKS

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CONTACT

For questions, schedule an appointment with the Health Professions Advisor or one of our JAMP Ambassadors. Questions can also be emailed to sandy.hobart@uta.edu