The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) is a special program created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education.


  • Scholarship money during remaining undergraduate studies
  • Paid summer internships at a Texas Medical School
  • Mentoring to prepare for medical school while attending college
  • Admission to a Texas medical school (if all program requirements are met)
  • Annual scholarship money during medical school

*Benefits are subject to change. Please check the JAMP website for up-to-date benefit information.


Students are eligible to apply to JAMP via 2 different application tracks. 

1st Track - The JAMP Early Admissions pathway is for Freshman JAMP Applicants if they have >27 credit hours of dual credit or early college high school credit when entering TAMU-CC.

2nd Track- The JAMP Traditional pathway, applicants can apply between the spring semester of their first year of college and the fall semester of their second year of college. (Actual dates are May 1st - September 30th).

Please check the JAMP website for up-to-date requirement information

Timeline for JAMP
Pre-Freshman Year:
  • Score the Texas mean, or better, on the SAT or ACT
  • Be a Texas resident for purposes of tuition
  • Be an American citizen or permanent US resident alien
  • Be financial eligible for Pell grant or have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) up to 8000 calculated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FASFA)
  • 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.
  • Plan on pursing a MD and completing the pre-requisites for Texas medical schools. 
Freshman Year:
  • 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)
  • Obtain at least a 3.25 grade point average overall and 3.25 grade point average in Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) courses.  Preference will be given to those achieving higher scores. Grades from all courses completed before final selection meeting will be considered including community college and dual-credit.
  • Gain medical experience
  • Gain volunteer and community service hours
  • You will need an evaluation letter from a professor
Spring of Freshman Year:
  • Contact the Health Professions Office to open up your JAMP file
Summer after Freshman Year:
  • Gain experience that adds to your JAMP application (medical, traveling abroad, internship, summer camp, research, etc.)
  • Submit your JAMP application by designated due date (end of August)
Sophomore Year:
  • Maintain at least a 3.25 GPA
  • Continue to add medical experience, leadership experience, research experience, and community service to your resumé
  • JAMP notifies students in December if selected for an interview
  • Interview in January at a Texas medical school (usually TAMHSC in Bryan/CS)
  • JAMP notifies students in mid-February if selected 
 If you are selected

Summer After Sophomore Year:
  • JAMPer: JAMP Internship at a medical school, MCAT Prep (1st summer session)
  • Alternate: MCAT Prep, Meaningful Experience (job, internship, medical experience, summer camp, etc.)
Junior Year:
  • Maintain 3.25 GPA
  • Continue to add medical experience, leadership experience, research experience, and community service to your resumé
  • Take the MCAT on time and receive satisfactory score (by April date)
  •  Attend Portal Workshop and complete OPSA file
Summer after Junior Year:
  • Apply to medical school
  • 2nd JAMP internship at a medical school (1st summer session)
  • Begin interviewing at medical schools
Senior Year:
  • Continue interviewing
  • Maintain 3.25 GPA
  • JAMP notification of acceptance to a medical school (October)

Special Note about GPA Requirements: 
Your cumulative GPA is based on all college-level courses you have completed. This means if you took college coursework in the summers or completed dual enrollment courses while in high school, those grades are included in your cumulative GPA. Your cumulative GPA must be at least a 3.25. 

Using those same guidelines of all college-level coursework – your Science GPA includes all Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics coursework, statistics is included in Math. Your Science GPA must also be at least 3.25.

If you have other questions please direct them to prehealth_education@tamucc.edu