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Remembering Katrina: Our time shared with Tulane

Remembering Katrina: Our time shared with Tulane

Katrina – for most people the name evokes images of immense flooding in New Orleans and evacuees desperately seeking help in Houston at the Astrodome.  For me, it brings the image of what happened next…. the move of the Tulane University School of Medicine to Houston assuring that all of their students completed their academic … Continue reading

Med students receive white coats in ceremony

Med students receive white coats in ceremony

Last week, first-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine participated in the annual White Coat Ceremony. Donning the white coats is a rite of passage for students, as they take an oath asserting their commitment to the very highest standards of ethics and healthcare. See more photos from the event. Alumni of Baylor College … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The Freshmen Class

Throwback Thursday: The Freshmen Class

The first day of school is coming up soon for most kids in Texas, but we’ve already started classes here at Baylor. In this 1957 photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a group of freshmen work over a table with an instrument and what appears to be an … Continue reading

Welcome new Baylor students

Welcome new Baylor students

Each summer, new classes of students join the ranks of Baylor College of Medicine’s education programs. We wish all students beginning a new academic journey a warm welcome to the Baylor community! School of Medicine Members of the Class of 2019 arrived on campus Monday to begin orientation. The students left Houston and headed for a two-day … Continue reading

What academic medical centers can learn from Lippi

What academic medical centers can learn from Lippi

What does this 15th century Renaissance painting have to do with a 21st century academic medical center? Painted by Fra’ Filippo Lippi (a monk of some questionable repute) in about 1465, I selected this image as an analogy for our two broad challenges in building a successful academic medical enterprise in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. … Continue reading

Undergraduates access tropical medicine at Baylor

Undergraduates access tropical medicine at Baylor

Undergraduate students from Baylor University are getting hands-on experience in tropical medicine and public health through Baylor College of Medicine’s Tropical Medicine Summer Institute. Now in its third year, the two-week program is an introductory course tailored to explore tropical medicine through global health, epidemiology, infectious diseases, parasitic diseases and neglected tropical disease. Not all program … Continue reading

Scavenger hunt helps pediatric bariatric support group put theory into practice

Scavenger hunt helps pediatric bariatric support group put theory into practice

What’s the best way to get teens at their bariatric surgery classes excited about healthy food? For several years, students from Baylor College of Medicine’s Choosing Healthy, Eating Fresh (CHEF) elective have lent a hand with the Texas Children’s Hospital Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Program support group through interactive lectures and hands-on cooking classes. We realized … Continue reading

Congratulations graduates!

Congratulations graduates!

Heavy rains and floods couldn’t keep Baylor College of Medicine’s Class of 2015 from graduation May 26 at the Jesse H. Jones Hall for Performing Arts. The ceremony awarded 184 medical school graduates and 92 graduates of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences with diplomas. See a rundown of our graduates, including national society honors … Continue reading

Graduation 2015: By the Numbers

Graduation 2015: By the Numbers

Congratulations, Baylor College of Medicine class of 2015! Graduation was held Tuesday, May 26 at Jesse H. Jones Hall for Performing Arts, with community leader and advocate for education Melanie Gray giving the commencement speech. Below is a rundown of our graduates, including national society honors and educational certificate tracks. Read more about Graduation 2015. … Continue reading

Countdown to celebrating our graduates

Countdown to celebrating our graduates

There are only six more days until our M.D. and Ph.D. trainees celebrate the completion of their programs with commencement Tuesday, May 26. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at Jesse H. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Speaker Melanie Gray, a litigation partner at Winston & Strawn’s Houston office, is a recognized … Continue reading

Mentorship, guidance help steer careers

Mentorship, guidance help steer careers

When it comes to careers, they aren’t always a straight line. The professional path can be filled with bumps and curves. Dr. Toi B. Harris, associate provost for Institutional Diversity and Student Services and interim associate dean for Student Affairs and Diversity at Baylor College of Medicine, said her own professional path didn’t lead directly … Continue reading

Data is the new oil

Data is the new oil

I recently was given the opportunity to represent Baylor College of Medicine at the Association of American Medical Colleges as part of a year-long conversation on becoming a “Learning Health System”. At the inaugural event, I heard from others around the country examples of substantive efforts to harness the power of academic medical centers to … Continue reading

Match Day 2015 Wrap Up

Match Day 2015 Wrap Up

Match Day 2015 was one of the biggest days in our student’s educational career. And now that our 178 fourth-year medical students have matched with their residency programs, we can take a look back at everything that happened during the day. Check out our video recap of the day: Read the press release. Watch the … Continue reading

Match Day 2015 by the numbers

Match Day 2015 by the numbers

Today fourth year medical students found out where they would train for their residency program. See the 2015 results for Baylor College of Medicine’s fourth year students below: This year two additional students at Baylor participated in the Military Match. See a further breakdown by specialty in the graphic below.

At the doorsteps of our dreams

At the doorsteps of our dreams

Match Day is a monumental day for soon-to-be graduating medical students across the nation. The next phase of becoming a licensed physician is to train at a residency program, and after the past months of interviewing various institutions, we enlisted in the National Resident Matching Program where we committed ourselves to a binding agreement to … Continue reading

In focus: Our guiding values

In focus: Our guiding values

The name Baylor College of Medicine brings many things to mind – pioneering efforts in heart surgery and genetics, strength in research, well-prepared students, diversity, innovation, a pursuit of excellence. And while all of us know that Baylor College of Medicine is more than a College of Medicine, we’ve decided to make that abundantly clear … Continue reading

Contributing to new standard of global health service

Contributing to new standard of global health service

With advances in technology and the force of globalization, the face of global health is changing. At the recent Baylor College of Medicine Global Health Symposium, Dr. Michael Merson, founding director of Duke University’s Global Health Institute, focused his keynote address on the challenges of global health today. 

It’s time to get SMART about summer school

It’s time to get SMART about summer school

Each summer, the halls of Baylor College of Medicine are filled with undergraduate students from around the country who are taking advantage of an opportunity to get hands-on research experience. The Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program recruits about 80 students from undergraduate institutions around the country for nine weeks of paid biomedical related … Continue reading

Twenty-one days: Reflecting on Ebola, healthcare

Twenty-one days: Reflecting on Ebola, healthcare

After returning from Nigeria, Dr. Sarah Bezek reflected on her experience as a member of Baylor College of Medicine’s team that traveled to train healthcare providers and non-medical personnel in the basic facts about Ebola. She shares her thoughts while monitoring her health since returning and waiting for the 21-day mark for incubation to pass. Twenty-one days – … Continue reading

Huda Zoghbi: A lab of her own

Huda Zoghbi: A lab of her own

Immigrants make the journey to the United States for a number of reasons.  For physician and medical researcher Huda Zoghbi, her journey began with a dangerous war that left her no choice. Growing up in Beirut, Lebanon, Huda could not have been any happier.  The city’s peaceful and vibrant atmosphere in the 1970s was inviting … Continue reading

Online event provides perspective students insight into admissions, College

Online event provides perspective students insight into admissions, College

In collaboration with other biomedical graduate programs across the country, students can learn more about graduate educational opportunities at Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences through an Internet connection.   Our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will be participating in two free virtual grad school fairs this month: Oct. 22: Joining more … Continue reading

Celebrating PAs this week

Celebrating PAs this week

Every year during the week of Oct. 6-12, we celebrate Physician Assistants through National PA Week. Why this week you might ask? Oct. 6, 1967, was the date of the first graduating PA class at Duke University. The program, and was profession, was established by Eugene Stead, M.D. based on the fast-track training module used … Continue reading

Recipe: Chicken enchiladas spice up dinner

Recipe: Chicken enchiladas spice up dinner

Looking for an easy week-night dish? This low fat chicken enchilada recipe, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program, is a great way to use leftover chicken and create a delicious dish. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their families. The recipe below … Continue reading

Banana mousse recipe packs flavor in a small batch

Banana mousse recipe packs flavor in a small batch

Ever make a recipe that left your kitchen overflowing with goodies when you were just trying to make a small sweet treat? Look no further than this banana mousse recipe from Baylor College of Medicine’s Sugar, Heart and Life program. Sugar, Heart and Life is an interactive web experience for patients with diabetes and their families. It features … Continue reading

Words of wisdom for the class of 2018

Words of wisdom for the class of 2018

Members of the class of 2018 participated in a Baylor College of Medicine tradition, the White Coat Ceremony.  On Aug. 15, 185 students received their white coats in the 15th Annual White Coat Ceremony at the College. The event ended with the first-years taking the Baylor College of Medicine Medical Student Oath. Joined by family and friends-it was … Continue reading

In focus: New Allied Health students join Baylor

In focus: New Allied Health students join Baylor

While August is typically time to welcome students, Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Allied Health students arrived a bit early. Here’s a breakdown of the newest Allied Health students, which includes the Physician Assistant program, Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program, and Nurse Anesthesia program,  who joined Baylor in June. A warm (and bit … Continue reading

New residents join Baylor family

New residents join Baylor family

Over the last month more than 80 residency and fellowship programs welcomed new trainees to Baylor College of Medicine and our affiliated institutions. Check out a breakdown of our new residents, by the numbers. A warm welcome to our new trainees. Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Professor of Surgery Dr. Mary Brandt … Continue reading

Our new graduate students by the numbers

Our new graduate students by the numbers

This is an exciting time of the year as the halls of Baylor College of Medicine are filled with new faces. On Monday we welcomed our newest class of medical students. Today we welcome new graduate students to the Baylor Family. By the numbers Take a look at the breakdown of graduate students who arrived … Continue reading

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