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Medical & Dental Early Admission Programs

The Partnership for Primary Care (PPC) Program is designed to help the areas and population of Texas that are underserved by healthcare providers. It does this by offering guaranteed admission into Texas A&M College of Medicine for qualified students, from these areas. The individual must be a United States citizen and a Texas resident from certain designated areas/regions, meet and maintain stringent GPA standards, have above average SAT or ACT scores, be predicted to graduate in the top 10% of their high school class, want to become a primary care physician and commit to attend one of the seven partner universities of the Texas A&M University System.

If the student meets the criteria for entry into the program, and successfully completes the academic and other requirements of the program, the student will automatically be accepted into the TAMU College of Medicine.

The goal of the program is to provide primary care physicians in medically underserved areas. To find more information, visit the PPC website.

The Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) is designed to assist economically disadvantaged students achieve a medical education. To qualify for the JAMP program, students must achieve SAT or ACT scores at least the Texas mean, go directly from high school to a participating undergraduate institution, complete 27 SCH by the end of their freshman year, maintain a 3.25 GPA overall and in science, and have an EFC of ≤ $8000. Students may be Pre-JAMP students if they are enrolled in a public or private participating university, have an ACT or SAT score that is not less than the mean for the State of Texas, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and meet the EFC criterion. These students can apply to be in the JAMP program beginning May 1 of their freshman year until October 1 of their sophomore year.

Students who meet the requirements for this program receive scholarships as well as summer stipends for internships, and must take the MCAT in the spring of their junior year. Click JAMP for more information.

For students working toward a BS in Biology or Biomedical Sciences and planning to go to dental school, we have early acceptance agreements with two Texas dental schools. Qualified students are accepted into dental school during their freshman year; some exceptional students may be allowed to begin attending dental school after only three years at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. For these students, their first year of dental school requirements will transfer back to this university, and they will be awarded a BS in Biology or Biomedical Sciences.

Click here to see the UTHSCSA DEAP Web site for more information.