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Joint Admission Medical Program

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 for freshmen or sophomores interested in becoming a Medical Doctor (MD) or a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine (DO). Please read the eligibility criteria below. Consult the JAMP website and FAQ for additional information.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Early Admission – Earn 27 hours of college credit during the senior year of high school including two semesters of General Chemistry (no more than three hours of AP credit can count towards the 27)
  • Regular Admission (more common) – Complete a minimum of 27 (prefer 30) hours of college credit during first year of college immediately following high school graduation including two semesters of General Chemistry (no more than three hours of AP credit can count towards the 27)
  • Must be able to complete two semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs prior to first summer internship
  • Earn a 3.25 GPA or higher (overall and in math/science courses; preference to higher GPAs)
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution of $8,000 or less on your FAFSA unless other evidence of an economic disadvantage status exists
  • A Texas resident (can be a permanent resident of the US or international student if student holds certain types of visas)
  • 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. 
  • 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.

BENEFITS

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

STEPS TO APPLY

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION

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

  • Notice of Intent to Apply
  • High School Transcript with Class Rank
  • Official or Unofficial SAT/ACT Score documentation with score breakdown
    • Note: Scores must be no less than the mean for the state of Texas in all sections unless other evidence of academic achievement exists.
  • FAFSA Student Aid reports (Financial Aid) for the current/upcoming and previous school years (This cycle: 2019-2020 & 2020-2021)
  • 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 and spring grades

DEADLINE

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

HELPFUL LINKS

CONTACT

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