TWU Launches JAMP
DENTON — Two
Texas Woman’s University students who plan to be doctors are
the university’s first Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP)
participants. Nathalie Ho is a chemistry and biology major from
Missouri City, and Sarah Brenner is a biology major from Garland.
JAMP was created by Senate
Bill 940 during the 77th Texas Legislature. The program is intended
to support highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students
interested in pursing a medical career. The program provides undergraduate
and medical school scholarships, as well as stipends so the students
can participate in summer internships during their freshman, sophomore
and junior years.
This summer, Ms. Ho completed
a five-week internship at the University of Texas Health Science
Center in Houston and Ms. Brenner completed an internship at the
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
“It really gave
me the assurance that being a doctor is what I want,” said
Ms. Ho. “I think it really made what would normally be a distant
goal more realistic.”
Ms. Brenner is a 2002
graduate of Lakeview Centennial High School and the daughter of
Dan and Sallie Brenner.
Ms. Ho is a 2002 graduate of Hightower High School and the daughter
of Nghia Ho and Kim Ho.
JAMP participants automatically
receive admission in one of the state’s eight medical schools
if they successfully complete all program requirements. To be eligible
for the program, high school students must enroll in a JAMP participating
college or university the fall semester following high school graduation.
Students also must be Pell Grant eligible, meet SAT or ACT score
requirements, complete 15 credit hours during their first semester
of college and maintain a 3.25 grade-point-average.
For information on the
JAMP program at TWU, contact Dr. James Johnson at (940) 898-2567
or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about JAMP also is available
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