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  • "JAMP gave me invaluable experience through the summer internships which has helped me succeed thus far in medical school. The financial assistance offered, both in undergrad and med school, has also been a tremendous help."

    —Daniel Callaway,
    JAMP Medical School Graduate

    PROGRAM CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES

    The following guidelines were originally approved by the JAMP Council on March 6, 2002
    and last amended by the JAMP Council on June 18, 2013.

    Criteria for Acceptance into JAMP

    1. Entrance to an institution of higher education must be not later than the first fall semester following graduation from high school or a home-schooled program. Exceptions to this criterion may be granted on a case by case base for unusual circumstances such as individuals who enter the armed services immediately upon graduation from high school.
    2. Twenty seven (27) semester hours of undergraduate credit must be completed in the first year of college after graduation from high school at an institution of higher education (no more than three semester hours of AP credit can be counted towards the 27 hour requirement).
    3. Be enrolled at a general academic teaching institution or the private or independent institution of higher education at the time of application to the program.
    4. Apply for admission to the program not later than the student’s second year of college after graduation from high school while enrolled at the general academic teaching institution or the private or independent institution of higher education.
    5. Applicant must have the ability to participate in two summer internships provided by JAMP.
    6. A 3.25 grade point average overall and 3.25 grade point average in Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) courses is recommended; preference will be given to those achieving higher scores. Grades from all courses completed before final selection meeting will be considered
    7. Non-academic, personal factors such as motivation, maturity, integrity, interpersonal communication, service to others and a demonstrated commitment to study medicine.
    8. Take an SAT or ACT and achieve 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.
    9. Be a Texas resident for purposes of tuition under Subchapter B, Chapter 54 of the Texas Education Code.
    10. Be an American citizen or permanent US resident alien.
    11. Provide documentation and history as an economically disadvantaged applicant. The definition of economically disadvantaged is financial eligibility for Pell grant or an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) up to 8000, calculated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), unless other evidence of economic disadvantaged status exists.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.

    Continuation as an undergraduate JAMP student:

    1. Attend the student’s home undergraduate school on a fulltime basis. A student’s “home undergraduate school” is the general academic teaching institution or the private or independent institution of higher education that the student was enrolled in at the time of admission into the JAMP.
    2. Maintain a minimum cumulative and a Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) GPA of 3.25.
    3. Take courses that lead to a particular degree with enough semester hours to graduate in four years unless a longer course of study is pre-approved by the JAMP Council. With the exception of credit earned prior to the student’s initial enrollment in the home undergraduate school, all Medical School prerequisite courses must be taken at the student’s home undergraduate school and must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
    4. Take the Medical College Admission Test no later than the spring of the junior year or as directed by the JAMP Council.
    5. Successfully complete the summer internships after each year (sophomore and junior) of undergraduate study (two total).
    6. Receive satisfactory evaluations by faculty overseeing summer internships at each Medical School.
    7. Meet with the JAMP Faculty Director at home undergraduate school at least once per month during the academic year.
    8. Provide updated transcripts of all undergraduate courses and grades each semester to the home undergraduate school JAMP Faculty Director and JAMP Council.
    9. Remain in good standing at all undergraduate schools in which the student enrolls.  This includes complying with the school’s student code of conduct.
    10. Exhibit intelligence, integrity, and personal and emotional characteristics that are considered necessary for the student to become an effective physician.
    11. Participate in surveys and evaluations related to JAMP.
    12. Maintain 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.
    13. 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.

    Continuation as a JAMP Alternate:

    1. Remain in good standing at the student’s home institution until selected to enter the program or the beginning of student’s senior year.  A student’s “home undergraduate school” is the general academic teaching institution or the private or independent institution of higher education that the student was enrolled in at the time of admission as an alternate to the JAMP.  This includes complying with the school’s student code of conduct.
    2. Maintain a minimum cumulative and BCPM GPA of 3.25.
    3. Take courses that lead to a particular degree with enough semester hours to graduate in four years unless a longer course of study is pre-approved by the JAMP Council.  With the exception of credit earned prior to the student’s initial enrollment in the home undergraduate school, all Medical School prerequisite courses must be taken at the student’s home undergraduate school and must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
    4. Take the Medical College Admission Test no later than the spring of the junior year.
    5. Participate in extracurricular and medically related activities, demonstrate leadership, and perform community service.
    6. Submit an evaluation signed by the JAMP Faculty Director and one other faculty member regarding the student’s continued designation as a JAMP alternate by May 1 of each year.
    7. Meet with the JAMP Faculty Director at home undergraduate school at least once per month during the academic year.
    8. Provide updated transcripts of all undergraduate courses and grades each semester to the home undergraduate school JAMP Faculty Director and JAMP Council.
    9. Exhibit intelligence, integrity, and personal and emotional characteristics that are considered necessary for the student to become an effective physician.
    10. Participate in surveys and evaluations related to JAMP.

    Entrance into Medical School as JAMP student

    1. Complete the following prescribed coursework:
      • two years of Biology (one with lab)
      • one year of General Chemistry (with lab)
      • one year of Organic Chemistry (with lab)
      • one year of Physics (with lab)
      • one year of English;
      • one semester of Statistics*

    *The Statistics course should be taught in a Math or Statistics Department.

      All prerequisites must be passed with at least a “C” grade. With the exception of credit earned prior to the student’s initial enrollment in the home undergraduate school, all Medical School pre-requisite courses must be taken at the home institution.

    b. Receive satisfactory evaluations through interviews and summer internships.

    c. Receive satisfactory evaluations of additional factors including integrity and personal and emotional characteristics that are considered necessary for the student to become an effective physician.

    d. Complete a bachelor’s degree as a full time (four year usual time frame) undergraduate student.

    e. Maintain a minimum overall and BCPM GPA of 3.25 and attain a minimum MCAT* score of 25 with no section less than 7 to qualify for acceptance into Medical School.  Students who do not meet the minimum GPA and MCAT requirements may be considered by the JAMP Council on an individual basis for admission into medical school through the JAMP match.

    f. Participate in interviews at medical schools as directed by the JAMP Council.

    g. Participate in a pre-matriculation internship, if required by the medical school to which the student will matriculate.

    *Beginning with the 2013 entry year (application submissions beginning
    May 1, 2012 and closing October 1, 2012), the minimum MCAT score that must
    be achieved to qualify for Medical School will be a total score of 25 with no section score less than 7. Participants who fail to meet this requirement may be dismissed from the program.

    In addition, only participants scoring a 17 or higher by the end of March of the second JAMP year will be allowed to attend a summer internship. Participants who fail to score at least a 17 on the MCAT will not be eligible to attend the second summer internship and may be dismissed from the program. JAMP students who score at least a 17, but less than the required 25 for medical school entry will have until August 31 to retake the MCAT and accomplish the required score of 25 or otherwise risk dismissal from the program.


    For more details please review the following medical school education requirements posted on the TMDSAS website.

    http://www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas/medical/education_Requirements.html

    Continuation as a JAMP participant while in medical school:

    • Students must remain in good academic standing as defined by their medical school

    Probation and Dismissal

    A student admitted to the program who fails to meet the above academic or conduct standards may be:

    • placed on probation with appropriate counseling and academic assistance required, or
    • terminated from the program at the end of the semester during which the student failed to meet the requirements.

    A student's participation in the program is automatically terminated if the student fails to meet the above requirements for two consecutive semesters without good cause as determined by the JAMP Council.

    Semester is defined to also include the JAMP summer internship program.

    For purposes of probation and dismissal, compliance with academic standards will be evaluated at the end of the fall and spring semesters only. Evaluation will begin with the spring semester of the sophomore year.

     

    PROGRAM PROCESSES

    The following processes were amended and approved by the JAMP Council on August 18, 2011.

    Process for JAMP Students to Attain Summer Internships

    Students will be assigned to the Medical Schools for the summer internship programs through a lottery system. JAMP students must complete two consecutive summers at a minimum of two medical schools.

    Process at Undergraduate Schools

    Each undergraduate school will appoint a JAMP Faculty Director who will convene a committee to oversee all aspects of the JAMP program at that institution and coordinate all interaction with JAMP Council and the Application Center.

    Process for JAMP Students to Matriculate at a Medical School

    1. Students continuing to meet all requirements of JAMP will submit a Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) medical school application during the summer II internship or no later than May 21 of their junior year.
    2. The medical schools will offer an interview to all qualified JAMP students. The Council has established the following qualifications to be considered for an interview:
        • have a minimum overall and BCPM GPA of 3.25
        • attain a minimum total MCAT score of 25
          with no score lower than seven on any individual section.
        • continue to meet all requirements of JAMP

        Students who do not meet these requirements will be considered for an interview by the JAMP Council on an individual basis. The entire record will be reviewed in this case.

      • All students interviewed may not automatically be placed into the JAMP match. Following interviews, the JAMP Council will meet to select the participants eligible for the JAMP Match. Students approved will be notified of their eligibility by the JAMP office.
      • The interviews will occur within the regular TMDSAS interview schedule but will be completed by December 1.
      • All students selected to participate in the JAMP match will submit a list ranking the medical schools in the order of their preference.
      • Each medical school will submit a list ranking the students for acceptance.
      • The students will be matched to one of the nine medical schools based on those rankings.
      • The medical schools to which the students are matched will determine if a summer pre-matriculation program is required.

    What Does it Mean to be an Alternate?

    JAMP alternates are matched to a participating medical school for an undergraduate mentoring program and receive other related counseling activities as provided by your home undergraduate school.