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.