The Joint Admission Medical Program makes it possible for highly qualified but economically disadvantaged Texas high school and college students to pursue careers in medicine.
The JAMP offers scholarships and stipends to undergraduates. Students participating in JAMP who meet eligibility requirements are accepted to a Texas medical school and awarded a full four-year scholarship.
Each year, SFA accepts two qualified students into the JAMP program.
Benefits of the JAMP
Students accepted into the program receive financial and academic support designed to help them succeed at SFA and continue on to medical school:
- $1,000 scholarship per semester (starting in spring semester of sophomore year)
- $1,500 stipend per summer for internships at medical schools (sophomore and junior years)
- Access to tutoring, mentoring and technology starting in the fall of their first year
- Guaranteed admission and a full, four-year scholarship to a Texas state medical school (for students who meet academic requirements)
High school students interested in applying for the JAMP must:
- earn an SAT or ACT score that is equal to or greater than the state mean
- graduate from high school or from a home school program
- begin coursework at SFA (or any other participating Texas university) in the fall semester immediately following graduation from high school
- be Pell Grant-eligible or have an estimated family contribution of $8,000 or less
- and complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid before the start of their first year at SFA.
To qualify for the JAMP at the university level, students must:
- complete 27 semester hours of credit during their first year (this can include a maximum of three advanced placement hours)
- and have a 3.25 GPA or higher.
How to Apply
Interested in applying for the JAMP? Here’s what you need to do to get started:
- Fill out and submit your “Notice of Intent to Apply” form to SFA’s JAMP director in the Miller Science Building, Room 127.
- Complete your online JAMP application at texasjamp.org. Applications are available May 1 and must be completed by Sept. 29. Expect to spend about two hours completing your application. Have the documents you’ll need ready, including your:
- Social Security number
- proof of residency
- financial records and documents
- high school and university transcripts and class rank
- FAFSA reports
- two letters of recommendation
- and ACT and/or SAT scores.
Maintaining JAMP status
Once accepted into the program, students must meet several requirements to maintain their JAMP status at SFA, including:
- maintain full-time enrollment at SFA (minimum of 12 semester hours per semester)
- maintain a science and overall GPA of 3.25
- complete all medical school prerequisites at SFA with a grade of “C” or higher. These prerequisites include:
- 14 hours of biology
- 16 hours of chemistry
- eight hours of physics
- six hours of first-year English composition and rhetoric
- three hours of math
- complete two summer medical internships following sophomore and junior years (a pre-matriculation internship following the senior year may also be required by the accepting medical school)
- progress towards completing a bachelor's degree within four years (without summer school this requires a course load of 16-17 hours per semester)
- take the Medical College Admissions Test in the spring of the junior year
- and meet monthly with the SFA JAMP director and weekly with both course tutors and pre-medical mentors.