Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) at Rice

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

Rice students interested in applying for the JAMP program are strongly recommended to review JAMP’s Eligibility Criteria before beginning the application process. Entering freshman interested in JAMP should contact Christine Martinez, Rice University’s JAMP Program Coordinator, for more information. Appointments can be scheduled by visiting the Office of Academic Advising (OAA) or calling 713-348-4060. Please review the recommended timeline for additional information.

Rice's JAMP Applicant Timeline (At a Glance)

May 1, 2020 JAMP Application Opens here
May 1, 2020 - August 28, 2020 Schedule an appointment with Christine Martinez (JAMP coordinator) in the Office of Academic Advising. This appointment is meant for the JAMP advisor to have an introductory conversation about the JAMP program and for the JAMP applicant to ask his/her questions.
September 4, 2020

Submit required Application Materials to the JAMP coordinator:

Week of September 7, 2020 Schedule an interview with Rice's JAMP coordinator
September 9, 2020 - September 18, 2020 Interviews
October 1, 2020 Deadline to submit application to JAMP

Overview of JAMP Benefits*

  • Support through undergraduate stipends
  • Placement into JAMP summer internship experiences
  • Hands-on experience through clinical enrichment opportunities
  • Comprehensive, multi-phasee MCAT preparation program
  • Personal and professional development through dedicated mentoring
  • Guaranteed admission to a Texas medical school if all criteria are met
  • Scholarships to attend medical school

* These benefits are not always guaranteed for every application cycle. To review curent benefits and program requirements, visit the JAMP website for updated information.

Overview of Program Eligibility

  • A 3.25 grade point average overall and 3.25 grade point average in Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Math (BCPM) courses is recommended; preference will be given to those achieving higher scores. Grades from all courses completed before final selection meeting will be considered.
  • Twenty-seven (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).
  • Must complete two semesters of Organic Chemistry (with associated labs) prior to attending the firs summer program internship.
  • Be a Texas resident for purposes of tuition under Subchapter B, Chapter 54 of the Texas Education Code.
  • Be an American citizen or a permanent US resident alien.
  • For more information on eligibility criteria, visit the JAMP website.

JAMP Ambassadors

If you would like to learn more about the JAMP program through the lens of current JAMP participants, it is encouraged you contact the following students.

Cohort Admitted in 2020:

Cohort Admitted in 2021:

Information for Accepted JAMP Students

Spring of Sophomore Year

  • Sign an agreement with the JAMP Council
  • Continue to complete Pre-Med required courses
  • Maintain a minimum of 3.25 GPA overall and in science at Rice
  • Meet with Rice's JAMP coordinator, at least once a month
  • Plan a time frame to study and take the MCAT
  • Complete JAMP's first summer internship

Fall of Junior Year

  • Meet with Rice's JAMP coordinator, at least once a month
  • Attend an Open File Information Session, hosted by the Office of Academic Advising
  • Plan a time frame to study and take the MCAT
  • Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA overall and in science at Rice

Spring of Junior Year

  • Submit the required documents outlined in the Open File Information Session
  • Sign up for a pre-application appointment with the Office of Academic Advising
  • Sign up for a mock medical school interview through the Rice Pre-Medical Society, Center for Career Development, or Center for Academic and Professional Communication
  • Take the MCAT by May of your junior year
  • Satisfy admission requirements of the medical schools, including an interview with the Admission Committee
  • Begin your application (starting on May 1st) on the TMDSAS website
  • Apply for admission to a participating medical school before the beginning of senior year
  • Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA overall and in science at Rice
  • Complete JAMP's second summer internship

Participating JAMP Medical Schools

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
  • Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio
  • McGovern Medical School - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Texas A&M University, College of Medicine
  • Texas Tech University Health Sceinces Center - Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at El Paso
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - School of Medicine
  • The University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas)
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine

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