Getting SMART

Summer program prepares undergraduates for a science career

This summer, 87 students from 27 states are participating in the annual SMART (Summer Medical and Research Training) Program at Baylor College of Medicine. These students join the hundreds more who attended over the past 27 years, providing themselves with an opportunity to get a head start on a career in science.

As part of the nine-week program, students get real life experience in labs and clinical rotations. They hear from top researchers and clinical faculty at Baylor and get help with GRE preparation.

Throughout the history of the program, 2,439 students have participated, representing 49 states. Many have gone on to enroll at Baylor as well as other graduate schools to pursue their love of science and medicine. Some of the program’s graduates are on faculty at Baylor today, while others hold faculty positions across the country.

"Since coming to Houston in 1943, Baylor College of Medicine has been an integral part of Houston’s transition into one of the nation’s greatest cities. We are proud to be part of what makes Houston great."

- Paul Klotman, M.D., President, CEO and Executive Dean, Baylor College of Medicine

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Educational Outreach

Programs aimed at promoting interest in science and medicine that span K-12, creating diversity opportunities, and teaching teachers.

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Healthcare Outreach

Initiatives designed to provide care to underserved populations.

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Global Outreach

Partnerships that facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and talents to better lives for people from Honduras to Botswana, from Romania to China, and across the United States.

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Community Learning

Offerings that focus on a range of health-focused resources including seminars, lectures, online libraries, interactive experiences and featured events.

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Our Affiliates and Community Care

Baylor College of Medicine is fortunate to have some of the best hospitals as affiliated partners serving all segments of the community from the underserved to veterans. 

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Reaching Out To Teens

Dr. Peggy Smith talks about adapting outreach to meet needs of teens and young adults.

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Serving Our Veterans

Dr. Daniel Musher explains how the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers the right environment for teaching and learning, and, for exemplary patient care.

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Global Health Through Service and Education

Our outreach programs and initiatives span more than 60 countries. Baylor brings critical medical services to the most underserved communities across the globe.