Health Professions Advising Center

Joint Admission Medical Program

About JAMP

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

Funded through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, JAMP is a unique partnership between eleven Texas medical schools and seventy public and private four-year undergraduate institutions.

Since 2003, JAMP has been helping Texas students achieve their dreams with guaranteed admission to one of the state's eleven medical schools, financial, and academic support to help them get there, and access to resources that allow them to excel.

Now offering JAMP office hours!

Prospective and current JAMP students can reach out to our JAMP Ambassadors for general questions during the following times:

Monday 1-5pm
Tuesday 12-3pm
Wednesday 1-4pm
Thursday 11-6pm
Friday 9-12am

Please email Ms. Shirley Anderson ([email protected]) to be added to the JAMP Microsoft Teams page and be able to access office hours.

JAMP provides

Additional details about applicant eligibility can be found on the main JAMP website.

UT Dallas students interested in the program should contact Ms. Shirley Anderson ([email protected]) or Ms. Jeanna Kirk ([email protected])

2020-2021 JAMP Students

Juniors JAMPers

Kidus Dube

Kidus Dube

Kidus Dube is a junior majoring in Biology. Although she was born in Ethiopia, she has lived in Dallas for most of her life. She is a part of Molding Doctors and the UTD Taekwondo Club. Since she has a love for learning new things, her hobbies include reading and watching documentaries. She is the oldest of five so watching documentaries usually entails enjoying them with her siblings. What she loves about being a JAMPer is that she gets to be part of a community that provides support and can better understand where she comes from. She is assured in knowing that she will always have this support throughout her journey to becoming a physician.

Aolany Sanchez

Aolany Sanchez

Aolany Sanchez is a junior majoring in Neuroscience. For most of her life, she has lived in Dallas, TX with her loving Mexican family of six. She is the treasurer of Allies 4 Children, an organization partnered with Children's Health dedicated to fundraising for disadvantaged families who cannot afford medical treatment, and a research assistant in Dr.Thompson's Memory and Aging Neuroscience laboratory. During her free time, she likes to enjoy nature by cruising on her skateboard and reading anything from romance to sci-fi. She is grateful to be part of a supportive group and admires every person in JAMP, from her peers to the faculty who remind her that despite being a first generation college student, anything is possible.

Josue Fonseca

Josue Fonseca

Josue Fonseca is a junior majoring in Healthcare Studies from Houston, Texas. He is involved with the Terry Scholars Student Organization, a Delelgado for the Center for U.S. Latin American Studies, and a Peer Advisor for University Housing. He loves to go on hikes, socialize with friends, and eat really good food. His favorite part about being a JAMPer is the community of like-minded students to lean on when he needs to. Being able to connect with people who have gone through the medical school application process is invaluable!

Jeanette Cardoso

Jeanette Cardoso

Jeanette Cardoso was born and raised in Dallas and is currently majoring in Healthcare Studies. She is currently spending one day a week translating and helping with pap smears at a free clinic and another day assisting at a pediatric clinic. She enjoys cooking, baking, and eating sushi rolls & tacos. Her favorite part about JAMP is the huge, tight-knit community she has been able to form with other fellow JAMPers all over the state. She also has a great appreciation for all the structured resources for MCAT and medical school that are made available to recipients of the program. An interesting fact about Jeanette is that she also dabbles in embroidery and bonsai care in her free time.

Seniors JAMPers

Abigail Lewis (JAMP Ambassador)

Abigail Lewis (JAMP Ambassador)

Abigail Lewis is from Denton, Texas and is a senior majoring in Biochemistry. She is currently the President of the Terry Scholars Student Organization, the teen leadership coordinator for Camp Kesem, a TA for Biology II, a JAMP ambassador for UTD JAMP, and a member in Global Brigades. She enjoys playing video games, hanging out with friends, and walking her dog. Her favorite part about being in JAMP has been getting to meet so many wonderful people during the internships and getting an immense amount of opportunities that she would not have gotten otherwise. JAMP truly is a gift and life changer. An interesting fact about her is that she fostered dogs throughout college and is obsessed with animals.

Christie Tran (JAMP Ambassador)

Christie Tran (JAMP Ambassador)

Christie Tran is from Sachse, Texas and is a senior majoring in Biology. She is currently HOSA President, a Freshman Mentor, JAMP Ambassador, and a Camp Kesem member. In her free time, she likes to bake, practice her photography, read, and play volleyball and boardgames with friends. Her favorite part about JAMP is the overwhelming amount of support and the network that comes with being a JAMPer. She is comforted in being a part of a cohort of one hundred JAMPers who are all going through what she is. An interesting fact about Christie is that she has a strong memory and can easily remember people's names and faces.

Vanessa Idigbe

Vanessa Idigbe

Vanessa Idigbe is a current senior and Healthcare Studies major with a minor in Psychology. She was born in Nigeria but her family moved to Dallas about 12 years ago. Her favorite part about being a JAMPer is meeting all the amazing people at both UTD's JAMP program and during the awesome summer internships. One interesting fact about her is that she loves exploring and going to new cities and places almost every weekend.

Anh Phung

Anh Phung

Anh is currently a senior majoring in Healthcare Studies. She was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and she has been living in the U.S. since she was ten. During her time at UT Dallas, Anh's most fulfilling experiences involve volunteering with various organizations to provide free medical care and social services for underserved communities, including immigrants and minorities. As a Diversity Scholar, she advocates for cultural diversity in thinking and service through outreach initiatives such as Compelling Why (college preparation for high school students) and Cultural Heritage Month celebrations. In addition to being a TA for Biology Lab, she enjoys serving the Vietnamese International Network organization as Service Chair, Vice President, and Cultural Dance Performer. Anh practices sustainability through minimalism and a low-waste lifestyle. In her free time, Anh loves to cook, spend time with her family, friends, and clean! Her favorite parts of being a JAMPer are the irreplaceable friendships she made during the summer internships, the exposure to simulated medical education, and the valuable guidance she received from her mentors!