In 2001, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 4075 (HB 4075), which provided the funding for JAMP throughout the state of Texas. The JAMP program is designed to encourage and support highly qualified but economically disadvantaged Texas students as they pursue a career in medicine. Students who are admitted into the JAMP program and successfully complete all of the requirements of the program are guaranteed admission into one of the nine participating medical schools in Texas. In addition, JAMP students receive undergraduate and medical school scholarships to help pay for the cost of preparing for and attending medical school. JAMP students receive substantial mentoring throughout the program, assistance preparing for the MCAT, and they participate in summer internships at medical schools in Texas.
High School Requirements: As a senior in high school:
For 2009, the mean SAT scores were: Reading = 486, Math = 506, Total of these 2 sections = 992
For 2009, the mean ACT scores were: Composite = 20.8, English = 19.9, Math = 21.3, Reading = 20.9, and Science = 20.6.
For 2010, the mean SAT scores were: Reading = 484, Math = 505, Writing = 473 and Combined = 1462
For 2010, the mean ACT scores were: Composite = 21.0, English = 20.5, Math = 21.0, Reading = 21.3 and Science = 20.9.
College Requirements - As a freshman in college:
College Requirements - During the summer after your freshman year and at the beginning of your sophomore year:
If you think you are interested in, and eligible for, the JAMP program it is important that you contact a JAMP faculty director (JFD) right away. Here is a link to the JFDs at Texas State.
If you are admitted into the JAMP program, there are a number of requirements that you will have to meet in order to be admitted into medical school. Your JFD will guide you along the way.
Please visit the JAMP Web site to learn more about this program!