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 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 freshmen 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 3, 2021

JAMP Application Opens here

May 3, 2021 -
August 27, 2021

Schedule an appointment with the JAMP Coordinator at 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 her/his questions.

September 3, 2021

Submit Required Application Materials to the JAMP Coordinator:

Week of September 6

Schedule an interview with Rice's JAMP Coordinator

September 8, 2021 - September 17, 2021


October 1, 2021

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-phase 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 first 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.

Class of 2022:

Class of 2023:

Information for Accepted JAMP Students

Spring of Sophomore Year

Fall of Junior Year

Spring of Junior Year

Participating JAMP Medical Schools

Office | Ley Student Center, Suite 132

Click here to schedule an appointment with an OAA advisor.

Phone | 713.348.4060, 713.348.2637

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