UT Southwestern Highlights How JAMP Gives Economically Disadvantages Students a Pathway
to Medical School
UT Southwestern has recently published an illuminating article in the CenterTimesPlus,
showcasing current or former UT Southwestern Medical School students who participated
in the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP).
This article highlights the impact that the JAMP program has had on the lives of four
of its participants, with each testimony providing an insightful look into the specific
JAMP programs and resources that helped them most. Access the full article at UT Southwestern’
s CenterTimesPlus to learn more about JAMP and get first-hand accounts of this program
in action. Full Article
The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) was created by the Texas Legislature in
2001 to assist economically disadvantaged students in acquiring the knowledge and
skills to be successful in their preparation for a career in medicine. JAMP encourages
students aspiring to careers as physicians by offering mentoring, summer enrichment
programs including clinical preceptorships at Texas medical schools, scholarships,
and guaranteed acceptance to one of the participating Texas medical schools.
The first undergraduate students joined JAMP in 2003 and entered medical school in
2006. Funded through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, JAMP is a unique
partnership between thirteen Texas medical schools and sixty-eight public and private
four-year undergraduate institutions. As part of the Texas Health Education Service
(TXHES), JAMP provides regular updates to the pre-health community in Texas on advising
services and best practices to inform and enhance early intervention programming.https://www.texasjamp.org/
About the author: The Texas Health Education Service amplifies TMDSAS and JAMP’s missions to serve students, collegiate advisors, and professional schools in Texas by providing students with accurate educational resources to enhance their preparation for a career in the health professions, and supporting efforts by advisors and professional schools to reach students and enrich the applicant pool.