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.
***WEEKLY JAMP Q&A SESSIONS with UTA JAMP AMBASSADORS@ 12PM - 1PM on SUNDAYS - USE TEAMS LINK TO JOIN DURING THIS TIME***
Entrance to an institution of higher education must be not 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 Admission: Apply to the program no later than the 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 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 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.
Applicant must be 18 years of age, or older, at the time of entry into the program.
Applicant must have the ability to participate in two summer internships provided by JAMP.
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.
Non-academic, personal factors such as motivation, maturity, integrity, interpersonal communication, service to others and a demonstrated commitment to study medicine.
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 a Texas resident for purposes of tuition under Subchapter B, Chapter 54 of the Texas Education Code.
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 8000, 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.
COVID-19 Updates for the 2020 Cycle:
- The JAMP Council has agreed to allow flexibility on courses taken as Pass/Fail during the Spring 2020 semester for JAMP criteria. This exception is being made for JAMP students currently in the program and those that will be applying as new students this year.
- NOTE: Students considering a "P" should have other indicators of strength on their transcript, especially in the sciences
- 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
- Make an appointment with UTA's JAMP Faculty Director (JFD), Dr. Greg Hale, to indicate your interest in applying.
- Meet with a UTA JAMP student for insight and advice!
- Apply to JAMP
- Application CYCLE: May 1, 2020 - October 1, 2020
- Start the application ASAP and submit after the summer to include summer activities/courses
- JAMP APPLICATION HANDBOOK
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- 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, spring, and summer grades and upcoming Fall term classes
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.
- 2020-2021 Application CYCLE: Opens May 1, 2020 - closes October 1, 2020 @5PM