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  • Dr. Martin Ortega

    Family Medicine
    Asst. Professor
    TTUHSC - Permian Basin 
    JAMP Alumnus

    "JAMP was my first true glimpse into medicine. It gave me as an undergraduate student, without personal or family ties to medicine, a look into not only a practicing physician's daily life but knowledge into the logistics and training that took place before he/she got there."

    Read more about Dr. Ortega's journey.

    JAMP MCAT Preparation

    Phase I - Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) Enrichment

    Phase II - Science Enrichment in Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry

    The implementation of the new MCAT has proven that students need to be proficient in being able to decipher complex passages and identify relevant information.

    All JAMP participants receive CARS Enrichment as part of their Summer I experience.


    JAMP participants will take a Knowledge Assessment Test to determine proficiency in foundational concepts of Biology and General Chemistry. These results determine to which Summer I enrichment track the student will be assigned.

    Students may be assigned to the following Phase I programs:

    General Chemistry (2 hrs/week)
    Biology (2 hrs/week)

    Phase III - MCAT Preparation

    Students will receive the following resources as part of the Live Online Kaplan preparation:

    • Live Online (LOL) Program – 300+ hours of comprehensive prep over 6 months taught in a live online class with designated class dates and times. Provides students with access to the Kaplan Library of MCAT Preparation modules.

    Score Requirement

    *All EY2016 JAMP students must take the MCAT by April 2017.

    For more information regarding the MCAT Exam, please visit the AAMC website.

    The minimum MCAT score that must be achieved to qualify for Medical School will be a total score of 499 with no section score less than 124. Participants who fail to meet this requirement risk dismissal from the program.

    JAMP requires that you to take the MCAT by the last test date in April 2017.

    Student Resources

    General Chemistry Enrichment
    Biology Enrichment



    8/30 Math Foundation Review
    9/6 Atomic Structure and the Periodic Table
    9/13 Phases of Matter and Gas Laws
    9/20 Stoichiometry Foundations
    9/27 Stoichiometry Foundations
    10/4 Chemical Kinetics
    10/11 Chemical Equilibrium
    10/18 Solution Chemistry
    10/25 Acids and Bases
    11/1 Titrations and Buffers
    11/8 Equilibrium Workshop
    11/15 Thermodynamics
    11/22 Thermochemistry
    11/29 Redox Reactions
    12/6 Electrochemistry
    12/13 Chemistry in Biological Systems



    8/31 Cellular Metabolism
    9/7 Reproduction
    9/14 DNA and Protein Synthesis
    9/21 RNA and Protein Synthesis
    9/28 Cell Division and Genetic Mutations
    10/5 Microbiology
    10/12 Mendelian Concepts
    10/19 Evolution and Population Genetics
    10/26 Digestive System
    11/2 Immune and Lymphatic Systems
    11/9 Structures of the Cardiovascular System
    11/16 Functions of the Cardiovascular System
    11/23 Nervous System
    11/30 Respiratory and Musculoskeletal Systems
    12/7 Endocrine System
    12/14 The Excretory System


    For questions or concerns, please contact us at info@texasjamp.org or at 512-499-4352.