Special Programs

This innovative program provides the opportunity for students from areas in Texas without an adequate number of physicians to pursue a medical degree. Those who meet the program requirements will be guaranteed a position in medical school. While there are no shortcuts to a quality education, the Partnership for Primary Care program is designed to help qualified, dedicated young people get a foot in the door of the medical field. This will allow them to eventually contribute to improving health care in parts of Texas that need it most.

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine participates in the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP). This program was created by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident students pursuing a medical education. JAMP supports these students through undergraduate and graduate scholarships, mentoring, internship experience and guaranteed admission to a Texas medical school if all requirements are met.

This program is designed for underrepresented students who are committed to pursuing medical school. However, it is not exclusive to underrepresented students in medicine. Additionally this program is designed to accelerate the process and prepare pre-med students to be highly competitive medical school students by introducing them to experiences and opportunities to prepare them for a career in medicine.

Events and Special Opportunities

The Pre-JAMP and Pre-Medical Symposium is intended for Texas residents who are high school juniors and seniors, or college students who are interested in the field of medicine. The symposium provides informational workshops and optional activities for high school, undergraduate students and post-graduates interested in applying to medical school.

This symposium will help to clarify the medical school application process for those who are considering a career practicing medicine. The process of applying to medical school can be overwhelming. The symposium will help to demystify the process and guide the participants through the steps necessary to get through the application process.

There will be informational workshops for undergraduate students and post-graduates.

The National Youth Leadership Forum provides opportunities for the nation’s highest achieving high school students to gain real-world medical career experience and explore professional career opportunities in the expanding fields of medicine and health care. This valuable career exploration takes place in 13 cities across the United States each summer.  These cities are chosen specifically for their world-class medical universities, hospital, facilities and research centers.