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What the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) Can Do for Texas Physicians; What Texas Physicians Can Do for JAMP - See more at: http://www.texmed.org/Aug12Journal/#sthash.m6pv8CJh.dpuf
Texas Medicine (2012)
  • Alan Podawiltz
  • James Richardson
  • Wallace Gleason, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Kathleen Fallon
  • David Jones
  • Elizabeth Kimberli Peck, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Jeffrey Rabek, University of Texas Medical Branch
  • Manuel Schydlower, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • William Thomson, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Russell T Warne, Utah Valley University
  • Budge Mabry
  • Paul Hermesmeyer
  • Quentin W Smith, Baylor College of Medicine
Abstract
Texas faces health challenges requiring a physician workforce with understanding of a broad range of issues – including the role of culture, income level, and health beliefs – that affect the health of individuals and communities. Building on previous successful physician workforce "pipeline" efforts, Texas established the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP), a first-of-its-kind program to encourage access to medical education by Texans who are economically disadvantaged. The program benefits those from racial and ethnic minority groups and involves all 31 public and 34 private Texas undergraduate colleges and universities offering life science degrees, as well as all 9 medical schools. Available program data indicate that JAMP has broadened enrollment diversity in Texas' medical schools. However, greater progress requires strengthened partnerships with professional colleagues practicing medicine in communities across Texas. This article explores how JAMP can help Texas physicians and how Texas physicians can help JAMP.
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Publication Date
August, 2012
Citation Information
Alan Podawiltz, James Richardson, Wallace Gleason, Kathleen Fallon, et al.. "What the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) Can Do for Texas Physicians; What Texas Physicians Can Do for JAMP - See more at: http://www.texmed.org/Aug12Journal/#sthash.m6pv8CJh.dpuf" Texas Medicine Vol. 108 Iss. 8 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rwarne/3/