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  • Dr. Natalie Diaz

    Psychiatry
    JAMP Alumna

    "Coming from an economically disadvantaged family, I could never have afforded the MCAT training course to help me prepare for one of the most important tests of my life. JAMP provided me with free access to Kaplan and to a summer intensive MCAT course."

    Read more about Dr. Diaz's journey.

     

    Featured JAMP Students

    Randall Rodriguez
    Hometown:
    Portland, Texas
    Undergraduate University:
    Texas A&M University - Kingsville
    Matched Medical School:
    UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine

     

    " JAMP provides an extraordinary amount of resources that provides students with tools and information to help organize and execute strategies to overcome the tasks that all students must endure. The most important resource that JAMP has provided me is the network of students and faculty across the state of Texas that provides direction, inspiration, and support for my goals."

    How has JAMP helped you strive to achieve your goal of becoming a doctor?
    Pre-medical students undertake a long and difficult journey when becoming a physician. JAMP provides an extraordinary amount of resources that provides students with tools and information to help organize and execute strategies to overcome the tasks that all students must endure. The most important resource that JAMP has provided me is the network of students and faculty across the state of Texas that provides direction, inspiration, and support for my goals. When times get tough, there is always someone who can hear my concerns and provide assistance whether it is a fellow student or a member of faculty at a medical school. For pre-medical students, this is a resource that cannot be had anywhere else.

    What advice would you like to offer current or future JAMP students?
    My advice for current and future JAMP students is this: remember the relationships you develop with your fellow JAMP members. Although it is most important to find your own motivations and strengths to combat the difficult tasks in becoming a physician, it is easy to become weary and complacent towards goals. The friendships that are made through JAMP provide a network of peers to draw strength from, to find inspiration in, and to remember that the beauty of medicine is not in the textbooks but rather in the people we serve.

    What aspect of JAMP has been most beneficial to you?
    The internships were the most beneficial aspect of JAMP. In particular, the classes JAMP students underwent at the medical schools were most helpful. For most pre-medical students, training in medical school is largely unknown except from what can be learned from other physicians and medical students. JAMP students have the unique opportunity to experience life in medical school. Students gain an educated perspective about life in medical school and can assist in deciding the path to becoming a physician. The classes also teach students how to adapt to challenging tasks and work as a team with fellow JAMP students; invaluable skills for success in medical school and in the medical field.