Joint Admission Medical Program

What is JAMP?

 The Joint Admission Medical Program is a program created by Senate Bill 940 of the 77th Texas Legislature to:

  • Provide services to support and encourage economically disadvantaged students (Estimated Family Contribution- EFC-of up to $8,000 to be eligible for consideration) pursuing a medical education. (Includes students that are Pell Grant eligable)
  • Award undergraduate and medical school scholarships.
  • Provide for the admission of those students who satisfy both academic and non-academic requirements to at least one participating medical school.

What Does a Student Accepted to JAMP Receive?

JAMP is supported by continuing appropriations from the Texas Legislature.

  • A scholarship each semester beginning in the spring semester of student's sophomore year of college.
  • A stipend to attend summer internships following the student's sophomore and junior years of college at SRSU.
  • Mentoring and personal assistance to prepare for medical school while attending SRSU.
  • Interviews to Texas medical schools if all program requirements are met.
  • A scholarship to attend one of the participating medical schools in Texas.

How Does a Student Become Part of the JAMP Program?

First, it is prefered that students who graduate from high school or a home-schooled program enroll in the fall semester immediately following graduation, at SRSU, although early transfer and militrary are encouraged to apply as well.  As a senior in high school, the student must:

  • Be an American citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
  • Be a Texas resident in terms of college tuition.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry into the program.
  • Apply for admission to SRSU.
  • Take the SAT or ACT and earn a score not less than the mean for the state of Texas and provide the scores to SRSU.
  • No more than 3 courses can be used toward JAMP from Advanced Placement hours earned in high school. 
  • Complete and submit the FAFSA and be eligible to receive a Pell Grant in the student's freshman year of college.
  • Must be able to participate in 2 summer internships with JAMP.

As a freshman, or a transfer student, in college, the student must:

  • Complete 27 hours of undergraduate credit during the freshman year with a 3.25 overall GPA or higher and a 3.25 GPA in biology, chemistry, physics, and math (no more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted toward this requirement).
  • Have completed both semesters of General Chemistry with a C or better.
  • Be able to participate in 2 summer internships with JAMP.
  • Be capable of performing medical school essential functions and tasks required to complete medical school curriculum.
  • Meet requirements to be employed as a medical resident, including but not limited to passing criminal history checks and complying with immunization requirements.
  • Applicants will need to provide an EFC score for their freshman year and sophmore year. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine their EFC.

When Does a Student Apply to JAMP?

The student may begin the online application on May 1st and submit the completed application no later than October 1st.  For details, about the pre-JAMP and JAMP scholarship programs, contact:
Dr. Christopher Ritzi, JAMP Faculty Director

  Sul Ross State University
Box C-64 Alpine, Texas 79832
(432) 837-8112