Twenty pre-medical students participated in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) summer program for Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) students May 30 through June 29. The medical school hopefuls came from several universities across Texas.
JAMP, a pipeline to medical school for disadvantaged students, is a collaboration between nine medical schools — the PLFSOM among them — and 65 public and private undergraduate institutions in Texas. JAMP students who fulfill all requirements, including completion of summer programs, are guaranteed a seat in one of the nine medical schools.
“These students gained valuable summer learning experiences at our school in fundamental biological sciences, professionalism, test-taking, shadowing physicians, and knowledge about our curriculum, faculty, and El Paso,” said Manuel Schydlower, M.D., associate dean for admissions.
Three JAMP students were among last year’s entering class at the PLFSOM, and three are part of the entering class of 2021.
This year’s JAMP visitors represent a spectrum of Texas institutions, including The University of Texas (at Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio), Texas A & M University (TAMU), TAMU-Commerce, Sam Houston State University, Baylor University, Texas State University, the University of Houston, the University of North Texas, University of the Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian University, St. Edward’s University, the University of Dallas, the University of St. Thomas, Tarleton State University, Texas Wesleyan University, Trinity University, and St. Mary’s University.
Photos by Tommie Morelos, Office of Institutional Advancement.