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  • In 2020, these camps will be held entirely online.

Pathways Into Medicine Camp

For incoming St. Mary’s freshmen
June 21-25, 2020

Career Explorations Workshop

For high school students
July 26-30, 2020


Thomas E. (Ted) Macrini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
JAMP Faculty Director

Carly Friedman, Ph.D.
Pre-Health Professions Adviser

In 2010, the St. Mary’s University Department of Biological Sciences received funding to hold its first pre-medical summer camp. Both the “Career Explorations Workshop” (high school juniors and seniors) and “Pathways into Medicine” (incoming St. Mary’s freshman) summer camp are funded by JAMP and have two goals: (1) Recruit and educate potential JAMP students about the JAMP program and the opportunities it provides, and (2) Present students with a unique, hands-on experience with health care professionals in a medical school environment. Both camps are free of charge.

While each camp is slightly different, typical camp activities include:

  • Presentations on topics such as the JAMP program, medical school admission, medical specialties and more
  • Hands-on laboratory activities including exploring the human brain, learning the art of suturing and arm wrapping
  • Guided tours of University Hospital, UT Health San Antonio, and St. Mary’s University
  • Panel discussion with current JAMP medical students and Pre-medical students
  • Visiting the Bulverde Cadaver Lab
  • Participants in the Pathways Camp will also have time to engage in various evening activities such as community service, pool party, jumping at ThinAir, and movie night.


Camp Recommendation Form

Deadline to Recommend: June 1, 2020

Pathways Camp

For St. Mary’s Freshmen

Applications close June 1, 2020.

Career Exploration Workshop

For high school students

Applications close June 1, 2020.

Career Explorations Workshop Registration

  • Name * Required
  • Address * Required
  • What will be your classification in the upcoming school year? * Required
  • Counselor's name * Required
  • Did you have responsibilities in raising other children in your household while attending elementary and/or high school? * Required
    JAMP (Joint Admission Medical Program) is designed to help economically disadvantaged students realize their dream of becoming a physician in the State of Texas. While economic status is not a consideration for admission into our summer camp, preference will be given to those with an existing economic need.
  • How did you hear about this camp?
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Only PDF files are allowed.
  • By signing this document, I give permission for my child to apply for the Career Explorations Workshop program from July 26-30, 2020, at St. Mary's University. I certify that the information on this application is true and correct, and I agree to abide by the camp rules and policies provided upon acceptance.
  • Parent/guardian consent * Required
  • By checking the box below, I verify that this is my electronic signature. * Required
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