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Joint Admission Medical Program

Baylor University is a private school participant in JAMP, a program which provides services to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students pursuing a medical education. Students selected for JAMP will receive undergraduate and graduate scholarships as well as stipends for the two required summer medical school internships following the sophomore and junior academic years.  JAMP also guarantees the admission of qualified students to a participating medical school.

What must I do to apply to the program?

Before you start, you must be eligible to receive a Pell Grant. This documentation is required to show proof that you are economically disadvantaged. You must also be a Texas resident to qualify for JAMP.

1. Enroll at a participating undergraduate institution the first fall semester following graduation from high school or a home-school program.
2. You must complete the "Notice of Intent to Apply to the Joint Admission Medical Program and Authorization to Release Records" (one form) and take it to your JAMP Faculty Director before you start the online application.
3.  Complete 27 semester hours of undergraduate credit by the end of the spring semester of the freshman year (no more than 3 hours of AP credit can be counted toward this requirement). With an overall GPA of 3.25 and a science GPA of 3.00. Grades from all courses completed before the final selection meeting will be considered.
4.  Submit a completed copy of your high school transcript.
5.  Earn an SAT or ACT score not less than the mean for the State of Texas, with no section on either the SAT or ACT below the mean attained in the state.
6.  Provide three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the JAMP Faculty Director, and two from a science faculty member(s) and/or science lab instructor at Baylor University.
7.  Submit a completed JAMP web application by September 1 of the Sophomore year.
8. An official transcript(s) of all academic work completed by September 1 must be submitted by September 15.
9. Qualifed JAMP applicants will be interviewed at one of the Texas medical schools by members of the JAMP Council to determine participation.

What must I do if I am accepted to JAMP?

1. Sign an agreement with the JAMP Council which specifies the requirements of the program.
2.  Attend the undergraduate program where you were admitted.
3.  Maintain a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.25 in all medical school prerequisite science courses taken at your home university.
4.  Take courses that lead to a degree and graduate in four years.
5.  Take the MCAT in the spring of your junior year.
6.  Successfully complete the summer internships after each year (sophomore and junior) of undergraduate study (2 total) and participate in a pre-matriculation internship, if required, by the medical school to which the student will matriculate.

7.  Meet with your university JAMP FacultyDirector at least once per month.
8.  Apply for admission to a participating medical school before the beginning of your senior year.
9.  Satisfy both academic and nonacademic admission requirements of the medical schools, including an interview with the Admissions Committee.