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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 forreshmen or sophomores interested in becoming a medical doctor (MD) or a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO). Read carefully below for details. Not all students are eligible for the program. Consult the JAMP web site and read the Application Handbook for complete program rules and follow the guidelines exactly.

Eligibility

  • 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 – 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)
  • Be economically disadvantaged (as evidenced by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] – Expected Family Contribution of $8,000 or less or other evidence)
  • 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 acheive 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
  • Summer Internship placement (one between Freshman/Sophomore and another between Sophomore/Junior)
  • 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

Documents Needed to Apply

These documents must be 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 Dr. Hale or Sandy Hobart.

  • 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: 2018-2019 & 2019-2020)
  • Letters of Evaluation: (This Letter of Evaluation Form must accompany all letters)
    • JAMP Faculty Director
    • University Faculty Member
  • College Transcripts (if applicant attended a college other than UTA)
  • Official University Transcript showing fall and spring grades

Steps to Apply

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.

Links

Contact

For more information, please email hpac@uta.edu and indicate your interest in JAMP with any questions you may have.