November 24, 2009

A lab instructor (right) shows a group of junior high school students how to dissect a fetal pig during the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP), held for the first time on campus last summer. In cooperation with UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, SMU hosted 106 seventh- and eighth-grade minority students from across the nation and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For six weeks the students lived on campus and studied science and research statistics and learned laboratory skills. They also received advice about biomedical careers. PSTP was founded in 1990 by alumnus Moses Williams ’78, ’82, who directs the program.