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Friday, November 5, 1999
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Volume 65, Issue 54

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Minority medical program open

By Reagan Graham
News Reporter

Minority students with a passion for medical science can apply for six weeks of intensive summer study at the Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University.

"We are looking for serious students interested in medicine," said William Thomson, educational director at the Baylor College of Medicine.

Of the estimated 600 applicants nationally, only 125 will be chosen for the program. Those selected will shadow physicians in the morning and learn through lectures and course work in the afternoons.

The program, sponsored in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to bridge the gap between minority health professionals and minority citizens, Thomson said.

The program will begin May 29, 2000, and ends July 6. Tuition, housing and food will be provided for participants. Students in the program are also eligible to receive nine college credit hours.

The deadline for applications is April 3, 2000, but anyone wishing to apply is encouraged to do so early. For more information, call (800) 798-8244 or e-mail mmep@bcm.tmc.edu.
 

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