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Applicants Needed for 2010 Summer Physicians Science Training Program, Deadline Extended

Charlene Matthew, coordinator for the Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP), advises parents and students across the territory that applicants are still needed for the 2010 program. Public, private or parochial schools students in the seventh and eighth grades who show a penchant for the sciences, and possess an A average and outstanding standardized test scores are eligible to apply. In an effort to recruit more trainees, the deadline to submit applications has been extended to Friday, March 26. The 2010 summer program will be conducted at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

During 2010, the Distance Learning Center will undertake this revolutionary training program, which is designed to produce candidates for M.D. programs and M.D./Ph.D. dual-degree programs. This comprehensive training initiative supports a national pool of minority child prodigies across a 10-year regimen (7th grade through the college senior year), and utilizes an integrated developmental regimen that prepares the students to successfully pursue a research career in medicine to include basic science labs in academia, the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the pharmaceutical industry.
For more information about the program and to download an application, interested students may log on to www.thedistancelearningcenter.org or contact Charlene Matthew at 692-0214, 772-2441, or via e-mail at cmatthew@stx.k12.vi.
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