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  • "JAMP not only helped me get into medical school, it also prepared me for medical school.

    Being part of this program helped me gain a lot of opportunities which reinforced my excitement about medical school and helped me to build up for my application. Through the summer programs I learned a lot about managing my time in preparation for medical school"

    —Lissette Gomez
    JAMP Medical School student

    Legislative History

    SENATE BILLS

    Senate Bill 940 of the 77th Texas Legislature - PDF file

    • Creates the JAMP program to support and encourage highly qualified economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education.
    • Establishes JAMP Council comprised of Admissions and Student Affairs Deans from all over Texas.
    • Requires Texas medical schools to set aside 10 percent of entering class for JAMP participants.
    • Funds to be appropriated by the Texas Legislature.

    Senate Bill 1128 of the 78th Texas Legislature - PDF file

    • Creates JAMP alternate pool.
    • Adds flexibility to program entry requirements.

    Senate Bill 1247 of the 79th Texas Legislature - PDF file

    • Changes entry year into program from freshman to sophomore year.
    • Gives council authority to reallocate unfilled program openings during initial selection.
    • Establishes a preadmission mentoring and assistance program during freshman year for prospective students.

    Senate Bill 1601 of the 80th Texas Legislature - PDF file

    • Expands participation of private or independent institutions.
    • Gives community college students the opportunity to transfer to a four-year institution and be eligible to apply to the program.
    • Provides greater flexibility in designating JAMP Faculty Director.
    • Clarifies scope of JAMP Council's ability to accept gifts and engage in fundraising.

    Senate Bill 1728 of the 81st Texas Legislature - PDF file

    • Removed section limiting term of Council members to six years.
    • Removed application award for students applying to the program.
    • Added Texas Tech Health Sciences at El Paso to participating medical school entities.
    • Removed necessity to enroll at an institution of higher education not later than the first fall semester following the student's graduation from high school.

    BYLAWS

    REPORTS ON THE PROGRAM