Presidential Award Winner
Jesus Valencia

About Jesus

Degree: B.S. in Biochemistry 

Hometown: El Paso, Texas 

Activities and Organizations:

  • Shadowed at UT Health San Antonio and Sonterra Dermatology through the JAMP Summer Programs
  • Research at UT Health San Antonio and Rice University
  • Communities in School Mentor

Post-Grad Plans: Attend University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Recommended by: Dr. Ted Macrini and Dr. Ahmad Galaleldeen

Presidential Award Winner
Jesus Valencia
Jesus Valencia, 2020 Presidential Award Recipient

My defining moment at St. Mary’s University was when I was admitted into the Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) in my sophomore year. JAMP is a program established by the Texas Legislature to support and encourage highly qualified, economically disadvantaged students in pursuing a medical education.

This unique partnership between St. Mary’s and JAMP gave me the opportunity to expand my knowledge and pursue my dream of becoming a physician. Further, it was through these meaningful experiences that I realized the importance of delivering compassionate, patient-centered care that is tailored to my future patients’ specific needs.

I plan to reciprocate the life-changing impact I have experienced by becoming a physician and serving those in need.”

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