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SMART Program

Additional Activities

The SMART Program includes many kinds of fun, enriching activities for participants.

Social Activities

The SMART Program may organize some events to help students interact. Students themselves organize other events such as visits to the zoo, museum, Galveston, and Houston activities like the Fourth of July picnics. To end the summer, the SMART program organizes the Fiesta Finale. Dr. Slaughter's kitchen counters overflow with great food.

Shadow a Baylor College of Medicine Physician

SMART Program participants are given an opportunity to accompany Baylor physicians for limited clinical experiences. This experience will provide participants an opportunity to talk with the physician about medicine and issues in medicine and see them interact with patients in the incredible Texas Medical Center Hospitals.

For those interested in the M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program, this is a great opportunity to determine if medicine is right for you.

Volunteer at Texas Children's Hospital

The SMART Program has made special arrangements with Texas Children's Hospital to provide volunteer opportunities for SMART participants to volunteer a minimum of six hours a week and perform various duties in the evening or weekends.

The emergency room and in-patient care are just some of the areas of the hospital where SMART participants have been placed. This is a great opportunity to volunteer at one of the most prestigious children's hospital in the nation.

Texas Children's Hospital policy requires a Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test in the current calendar year. You must go to a clinic or your physician to have the test administered. Documentation of a negative TB test or documentation of a positive TB test and a chest X-ray report will need to be provided at the Texas Children's Hospital volunteer orientation.

For additional information and Texas Children's Hospital rules and regulations, visit their volunteer site.