Premed coursework

OVERVIEW:

The Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) was created during the 77th Texas Legislature in order to encourage highly qualified but economically disadvantaged students enhanced access to medical training programs within the state. The program is designed around the principle of getting people into medicine who, for one reason or another, never previously considered the possibility. Specifically targeted are those students that had never considered medical careers because they thought themselves inadequately prepared or who thought that they could never acquire the financial resources necessary. The Legislature set aside ten percent of each year's entering class in Texas medical schools for JAMP participants.


BENEFITS:

1. $1,000 scholarship per semester every semeseter beginning in the spring semester of the sophomore year in college.
2. $2,500 stipend per summer for attending summer intern programs at medical schools following the sophomore, and junior years.
3. Supplemental tutoring, mentoring, and computer support provided at no cost in support of all coursework starting in the fall of the freshman year (even before final selection is made).
4. Admission into a Texas state medical school if minimal grades and testing standards are maintained.
5. A medical school scholarship for all four years of school.


QUALIFICATIONS:

In order to qualify for the JAMP program the high school student must:

1. Score at or greater than the state mean on the SAT and/or ACT. For the most current scores, see the JAMP website ()
2. Graduate from high school or home schooled program.
3. Begin coursework at SFA (or any other participating university) in the fall semester immediately following graduation from high school. (NOTE: This precludes students who graduated at another time, or who have delayed college entry.)
4. Be Pell Grant eligible or have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of 8000 or less by completing and submitting the FAFSA before the freshman year at SFA.

Additionally, in order to qualify at the university level, the student must:

1. Complete 27 semester hours of credit during the freshman year (which can include a maximum of 3 advance placement (AP) hours).
2. Earn a minimum of a GPA.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

1. Completion of the "Notice of Intent to Apply" form (by the student) during summer orientation, or during the first week of the fall semester, and submitting the form to the SFA JAMP Director in Kennedy Auditorium room 101.

2. Completion of the on-line JAMP application at (by the student). The application is made available around the 1st of May and must be completed by the 1st of October. The application takes about two hours to complete (when all the required information is at hand) and includes the following sections:

Each required course must be completed with a grade of C or better.   Courses taken Pass/Fail or Credit/No Credit do not count towards meeting the requirement.  Advanced placement credit is accepted only if the school granting the credit lists the specific course(s) and number of units granted per course on an official transcript. In certain circumstances a limited amount of online course work not required for the major and not a prescribed course for application to medical school may be considered.  On-line courses need to be from approved universities via the 6 regional accreditors ( http:/// ; http:/// ;  http:/// ;  http:/// ;  http:/// ).  You can find out if an online school is accredited by a regional accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education by searching the United States Department of Education database . 

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In Australia and the United Kingdom , a number of universities offer a three or four year Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Health Sciences or Biomedical Science degree, which is similar in content and aim to pre-med courses in the US. However, it is also possible to gain entry to a professional degree program in medicine (usually the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree) directly from High School if the applicant achieves high grades upon graduation and is successful in the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test ( UMAT ), for Australian and New Zealand medicine courses, and the UK Clinical Aptitude Test ( UKCAT ) / BioMedical Admissions Test ( BMAT ) for British medicine courses.

Premed coursework

premed coursework

In Australia and the United Kingdom , a number of universities offer a three or four year Bachelor of Medical Science, Bachelor of Health Sciences or Biomedical Science degree, which is similar in content and aim to pre-med courses in the US. However, it is also possible to gain entry to a professional degree program in medicine (usually the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree) directly from High School if the applicant achieves high grades upon graduation and is successful in the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test ( UMAT ), for Australian and New Zealand medicine courses, and the UK Clinical Aptitude Test ( UKCAT ) / BioMedical Admissions Test ( BMAT ) for British medicine courses.

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