Scholarships change lives
Students at the MD Anderson School of Health Professions often confront difficulties unrelated to the classroom. They must fund their education while taking on demanding course loads. And many students must learn to confidently perform medical procedures on patients.
One gift from the Kinder Foundation helped alleviate both of these concerns.
The organization established the Kinder Foundation Endowed Scholarships. The endowment supports 25 students annually, more than any other scholarship at MD Anderson. Scholars receive assistance that funds a significant portion of their tuition fees.
Students in the Radiation Therapy program also benefit from another component of the Kinder Foundation’s gift.
The Virtual Environmental Radiotherapy Training (VERT™) system creates a three-dimensional setting for radiation therapy students to learn how to treat patients. It uses rear-projection technology to show interactive 3-D images on a massive screen. Students wear special 3-D goggles while moving around the life-sized virtual patient to practice various radiation procedures.
"VERT allows our students to see inside a patient’s body and practice their clinical skills in a safe environment before they go into the clinic," assistant professor Shaun Caldwell says. "It is an incredible example of how MD Anderson keeps raising the bar in technology and educational opportunities."
You can establish a scholarship for a minimum of $25,000.
Call 713-563-4084 for more information.