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UT Tyler Pre-Health Students Selected for Texas JAMP

March 27, 2023

Three students from The University of Texas at Tyler Academy of Future Health Professionals have been selected to participate in the Joint Admission Medical Program, a state medical school preparatory program.

This is the third consecutive year for the program to select three JAMP Scholars from UT Tyler. Traditionally, UT Tyler has been allowed a maximum of two students.

“This fact speaks to the quality of our students in the Academy of Future Health Professionals,” said UT Tyler associate professor of chemistry Dr. Rachel Mason, chief health professions adviser and JAMP faculty director. “We are tremendously proud and look forward to seeing these students flourish in their future careers as doctors.”

JAMP was created by the Texas Legislature to encourage and support highly qualified, economically disadvantaged Texas resident students pursuing a career in medicine.

The 2023 cohort is listed by hometown with major.

BULLARD – Maggie Manning, biochemistry and chemistry.

JACKSONVILLE – Shelby Cumbie, biochemistry.

TYLER – Amaya Rolling, biology.

Ayaan Khan of Longview, a biochemistry major, was named an alternate.

Opportunities available to JAMP students include scholarships and stipends, summer internships, clinical enrichment experiences, multi-phase MCAT preparation, guaranteed admission to a participating Texas medical school, if all criteria are met, and medical school scholarships.

JAMP is funded through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and represents a statewide collaboration between 11 Texas medical schools and 70 public and private undergraduate institutions.

The UT Tyler Academy of Future Health Professionals serves pre-health students preparing to attend a professional school for medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, optometry, chiropractic, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry or veterinary medicine. The academy provides advising and support to help students become the most competitive for professional school admission. For more information, visit

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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