Pre-med JAMP Campers Shadow Memorial Hospital Professionals
SFA’s summer pre-med camp participants made the rounds at Memorial Hospital in July, shadowing in our pharmacy, ER, and a family medicine clinic, exploring their options for future employment in the medical industry.
The camp, co-sponsored by Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) and Stephen F. Austin State University, is meant to be a week of total immersion and an introduction to what they refer to as the pre-med “lifestyle.”
The head-start program gives camp attendees the opportunity to preview the course requirements, the time constraints and the journey toward excellence that pre-med students encounter in college.
The free pre-med camp offers housing, meals, books and supplies the students need, and offers insights into the demands of med school and the medical profession through talks with current med students and medical school administrators. The camp also highlights academic reviews in biology, chemistry and mathematics.
According to the website, this annual camp is open to all outstanding rising seniors (students beginning their senior year of high school in the fall) in the state of Texas. Preference will be given to those whose family has a financial need and would be excellent future candidates for the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) during their college years. Read more Nacogdoches Memorial Health news in the latest edition of New Direction (PDF) >