UNT Dallas Student Makes History with Medical School Acceptance Through JAMP

Malik Childs becomes the first UNT Dallas graduate accepted into medical school through the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP), marking a historic achievement.

Marking a historic milestone for the University of North Texas at Dallas, senior Malik Childs has become the institution’s first student to gain acceptance into medical school through the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP). This program assists high-achieving students facing financial challenges in gaining admission to one of 13 participating medical schools in Texas.

Childs, the first man in his family to graduate from a four-year university, has long been dedicated to helping others. He volunteers at the Stew Pot, a local organization that aids the homeless. His father’s serious illness sparked his interest in medicine, as he witnessed firsthand the positive impact of healthcare professionals.

“Seeing doctors deliver good news to families gave me the same fulfilling feeling I experienced while volunteering,” Childs shared.

UNT Dallas Associate Professor Muhammed Yousufuddin recognized Childs’ academic prowess early on and encouraged him to apply for JAMP. “He was one of our brightest students, and he met all his medical school requirements in record time,” Yousufuddin noted.

Childs begins medical school next month, carrying with him the hopes and support of his family and community. “People are already saying they’ll come to me when they’re sick,” Childs said with a smile. “I tell them to stay healthy—that’s my job, to prevent them from needing a doctor.”

Malik Childs’ journey from UNT Dallas to medical school is a testament to his hard work and dedication to helping others, qualities that will undoubtedly serve him well in his medical career.


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