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Welcome new medical students

Welcome new medical students

Incoming medical students at Baylor College of Medicine are joining the College and beginning orientation today. Medical students, we welcome you to our community! By the numbers Here’s who’s starting at Baylor today: Peer-to-Peer Anxious about what medical school may hold? Get stories from students as they navigate clinics, their thoughts on medicine and healthcare, and stories from … Continue reading

Advancing innovative research for Baylor scientists

Advancing innovative research for Baylor scientists

This feature is part of a series that focuses on VIICTR, highlighting clinical and translational research at Baylor College of Medicine. The Advanced Technology Core Labs at Baylor College of Medicine provides faculty, trainees, and students with every possible resource to pursue their research objectives. Established in 2010, the ATC consists of 19 labs that offer specialized … Continue reading

Online resource helps connect researchers, resources

Online resource helps connect researchers, resources

With the goal of connecting researchers, clinicians and resources in mind, Baylor College of Medicine launched the Virtually Integrated Institutions for Clinical and Translational Research in 2013. The platform, commonly referred to as VIICTR, was developed to foster innovation, collaboration and data sharing across a multi-institutional network of scientific investigators, clinicians and community leaders to … Continue reading

Graduation 2014: By the numbers

Graduation 2014: By the numbers

Congratulations, Baylor College of Medicine 2014 graduates! Graduation took place Tuesday, May 27 at Jones Hall, and Dr. Jeff Sachs was the commencement speaker. See the breakdown of the graduates below. – By Andy Phifer

Celebrating our 2014 graduates

Celebrating our 2014 graduates

Are you counting down the days until graduation? Our M.D. and Ph.D. students will celebrate the completion of their programs with a commencement ceremony, May 27 at 7 p.m. in the Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Commencement speaker Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor … Continue reading

Baylor focuses on sustainability

Baylor focuses on sustainability

For more than eight years, Baylor College of Medicine has been committed to conservation efforts on campus. Students, trainees, faculty and staff alike join forces with our partners in the Texas Medical Center to help make the College’s Resource Stewardship and Sustainability Program a success.   This Earth Day, we highlight the program’s achievements. Throughout … Continue reading

‘Silent professors’ make impact

‘Silent professors’ make impact

An important part of students’ medical education at Baylor College of Medicine comes through the anatomy lab, where they receive training during their first months as students. They learn from their instructors, through peer-to-peer learning and, perhaps most importantly, through their “silent professors.” These silent instructors are possible through the Willed Body Program at Baylor, which allows … Continue reading

Our students’ perspectives

Our students’ perspectives

Whether you’re curious about what medical school is like or you’ve had a similar experience in the clinic or classroom, our student blog Progress Notes offers student insight on medicine, healthcare and experiences from the frontlines of research. Choosing medicine There are a million reasons why students choose to enroll in medicine school. Lucy Zhu, … Continue reading

Experience Match Day 2014 at Baylor

Experience Match Day 2014 at Baylor

Today was a huge day for our fourth-year medical students, as they found out at 11 a.m. CST where they would go next for their residency. Experience Baylor College of Medicine’s Match Day festivities from behind-the-scenes setup, to our surprise flash mob and through the celebrations after 173 students found out where they matched. Our … Continue reading

Match Day: A physician’s right of passage

Match Day: A physician’s right of passage

Anxiety. There’s only been a handful of times I’ve truly experienced this feeling of jittery uncertainty, fear mingled with hope, alternating moments of peace and restlessness. It’s the mark of truly life-altering milestones. I remember those other times vividly: Receiving approval for my visa to immigrate to this country, the birth of my younger sister, … Continue reading

Get social for Match Day 2014

Get social for Match Day 2014

MS4s, are you ready to show us your #MatchDaySelfie? Match Day 2014 is fast approaching. This Friday, students at Baylor College of Medicine and across America will learn from the National Resident Matching Program where they will go to complete their residency after graduation. The campus will be alive with activity as friends and family … Continue reading

Making a difference in our community

Making a difference in our community

Baylor College of Medicine builds partnerships around the world to share knowledge, skills and talents that lead to improved health, education and better lives for people from Honduras to Botswana, Romania to China, and across the United States. You don’t have to go far to see The College at work. In Houston, our faculty and … Continue reading

Recipe: Fish tacos and mango salsa

Recipe: Fish tacos and mango salsa

Your favorite taco recipes don’t have to be loaded with calories. This recipe, from Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program is packed with flavor and delivers it in only 170 calories per serving. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their families. It features a guide to … Continue reading

New research-focused blog launched

New research-focused blog launched

From The Labs, a monthly publication reporting new research at Baylor College of Medicine, relaunched today with a brand new blog format. “From the Labs provides research information in a format that is palatable and understandable,” Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H., who edits the blog, said. “It reflects both the mystery and the beauty of biology and … Continue reading

Tsais offer advice for work, marriage partnerships

Tsais offer advice for work, marriage partnerships

Hard work. It’s not only the key to a successful research career, but also to a successful marriage. Nobody knows this better than Drs. Ming-Jer and Sophia Tsai, both professors in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Baylor College of Medicine. Their 42 years of marriage and 40 years of research at Baylor have been the definition … Continue reading

‘Science Guys’ merge research and entrepreneurship

‘Science Guys’ merge research and entrepreneurship

David Ferguson and Ryan Fleischmann, two self-proclaimed “science guys” at Baylor College of Medicine, are expanding their horizons from the lab to the board room through the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge, an initiative of the Avon Foundation, the Center for Advancing Innovation and the National Institutes of Health. The challenge is designed to accelerate the … Continue reading

Looking back: The videos of 2013

Looking back: The videos of 2013

As the year begins to draw to a close, join us as we look back at some of the most popular videos produced this year. Match Day This was the big day: Students around the country and at Baylor College of Medicine participated in the National Resident Matching Program’s Match Day. On Match Day, students … Continue reading

Research, awards and more: Looking back at 2013

Research, awards and more: Looking back at 2013

It’s hard to believe 2014 is just two short weeks away. But before we roll into a new year, Momentum continues to look back at some of our announcements, exciting events and important research, that happened at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013. O’Malley’s research honored, funded Dr. Bert O’Malley, chair of molecular and cellular … Continue reading

Looking back: 2013 at Baylor College of Medicine

Looking back: 2013 at Baylor College of Medicine

As the year begins to draw to a close, at Momentum we’ll be looking back at an action-packed 2013. Each Monday we’ll be reveling in some of the highlights from last year’s events, announcements, awards, grants and important research. Here we go: Best medical school in Texas Baylor College of Medicine tops U.S. News & … Continue reading

Collaboration is key: TBMM research conference

Collaboration is key: TBMM research conference

How often do you take time from your day to reach outside of your specific field to gain knowledge, which could ultimately benefit what you do every day in your work? This kind of research collaboration is the goal of Baylor College of Medicine’s Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine Interdisciplinary Graduate Program Research Conference. The … Continue reading

Teachers become the students at Baylor’s Summer Science Institute

Each summer, hundreds of teachers from the Houston Independent School District take on the role of students at Baylor College of Medicine’s Summer Science Institute. The intensive training program is organized by Baylor’s Center for Educational Outreach and takes place at Herod Elementary School. The program includes presentations by scientists and inquiry-based science lessons featuring … Continue reading

Welcome, new Baylor College of Medicine graduate students!

Welcome, new Baylor College of Medicine graduate students!

New graduate students at Baylor College of Medicine are embarking on a new journey with orientation today. Graduate students, we welcome to you to the Baylor family! By the numbers Here’s the breakdown of graduate students who are starting at BCM today: Spotlight on graduate students Hear graduate student Christopher McGraw speak at Baylor College … Continue reading

Welcome, new Baylor College of Medicine medical students!

Welcome, new Baylor College of Medicine medical students!

Incoming medical students at Baylor College of Medicine are starting their adventure with orientation today. Medical students, we welcome you to our community! By the numbers Here’s who’s starting at BCM today: M.D. student highlights Dr. Harold Varmus, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer in 1989 and director … Continue reading