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Throwback Thursday: Ready for Halloween?

Throwback Thursday: Ready for Halloween?

Need an idea for a quick Halloween costume? Take a cue from our students and regress. This Throwback Thursday we travel back in time to the late 1980s with this photo courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Our students celebrate the holiday in this photo that originally appeared in the 1987 Aesculapian Yearbook. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Timeless style

Throwback Thursday: Timeless style

When it comes to style, the men of Baylor College of Medicine have it locked down. This week’s photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, comes to us from the 1985 Aesculpaian Yearbook. While styles may change, a bow tie always makes an impact. Who is your favorite dapper doctor at Baylor? Let … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Poetic praise

Throwback Thursday: Poetic praise

In a form as old as Ancient Greece, this Throwback Thursday we travel back in time and revisit an elaborate lyrical poem praising Baylor College of Medicine. In this image, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the Baylor University Round Up Yearbook from 1918, Carl S. Wilson rhymes his way through … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Our building blocks

Throwback Thursday: Our building blocks

In the early days of the College, when we were still Baylor University College of Medicine in Dallas, the kindness of Mrs. L.P. Ramseur of Paris, Texas helped us build part of our first home. In this photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the Baylor University 1929 yearbook, Ramseur Hall … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Candid in the classroom

Throwback Thursday: Candid in the classroom

More than 60 years ago classrooms and labs at the College had a different look. Maybe it’s the uniform haircuts or the black and white photos, but this week’s trip into the Baylor College of Medicine Archives feels like more than six decades ago when you consider the equipment our students use today, like the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A new way to lounge

Throwback Thursday: A new way to lounge

Kick back and relax, or study. Our students had a new space to do both during the 1953-1954 academic year. This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, comes from the 1954 Round Up yearbook, the official yearbook of Baylor University when we were still called Baylor University College of Medicine. According to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: DeBakey the student

Throwback Thursday: DeBakey the student

We’ve explored many of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey’s accomplishments and contributions here at Momentum. But this Throwback Thursday we take a look at Dr. DeBakey as a student. As an undergraduate at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., he started taking medical course in his second year of school. As a result, he received his … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Fresh faces

Throwback Thursday: Fresh faces

They may look like they could have been characters in Anne of Green Gables, but these are faces of the freshman medical class. This image, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, is from the 1913 Round Up yearbook highlighting the students from Baylor University College of Medicine. A tall, stiff rounded collar and … Continue reading

Making forensic analysis history

Making forensic analysis history

On television crime dramas, DNA evidence can make it seem like a sure fire open and shut case. The narrative is so pervasive it’s hard to believe more than 25 years ago DNA evidence wasn’t used in criminal court proceedings. That changed in Texas in 1988. Houstonians Rusty Hardin and Dr. Tom Caskey – famed experts in … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Hands-on learning

Throwback Thursday: Hands-on learning

A group of our students gather around to get first-hand experience with patients. This photo from 1967 comes courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives collection of Aesculapian yearbooks. Like their predecessors, our students get a hands-on education early. Students studying at Baylor today have contact with patients within weeks of starting medical school. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A careful eye

Throwback Thursday: A careful eye

Don’t mind the concerned look on his face. He’ll get the hang of it. This Throwback Thursday we catch a glimpse of one of our students helping a nurse with an IV drip. The photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, originally appeared in the 1976 Aesculapian yearbook. Recognize the man in the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Emergency response

Throwback Thursday: Emergency response

Last week we welcomed our new students to medical school. This week we travel back to 1974. This image, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives, found in the 1974 Aesculapian yearbook has our students taking a tour of the emergency rooms in one of our affiliate hospitals at the time. Did you train with Baylor … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Our graduate students

Throwback Thursday: Our graduate students

Scientific training is hands-on work. In this 1982 photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our graduate students flex their muscles in the lab and show off their handiwork for the camera. Ranked the best in Texas by the U.S. News and World Report and among the top 20 in funding from the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Taking a break

Throwback Thursday: Taking a break

The steps outside the Cullen building are for day dreaming. Or at least they are for one of our students. This Throwback Thursday, we travel to 1978 courtesy of the Aesculapian yearbook and the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. While the yearbook doesn’t provide context for the photo, if this student is sitting outside in … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In the classroom

Throwback Thursday: In the classroom

It was the year that saw the introduction of the Chicken McNugget at McDonalds, and Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known as D.A.R.E, was founded to teach kids to avoid drugs and violence. Michael Jackson first did the “moonwalk” and the Price is Right unveiled their classic game Plinko. Automobile manufacturer Dodge debuted the caravan and … Continue reading

The Art of Baylor: Sculptures

The Art of Baylor: Sculptures

Students come to Baylor College of Medicine to learn the art of medicine, but if they look closely they may get an art education as well. Today we’re taking a look at a pair of sculptures that can be found on the main Baylor College of Medicine building at One Baylor Plaza. Pranayama Found outside … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: 71 years and counting

Throwback Thursday: 71 years and counting

For nearly 71 years, Baylor College of Medicine has called Houston home. This Throwback Thursday we travel back to the 1940s, to explore the transformation of Baylor as we arrived in Houston. At the invitation of the MD Anderson Foundation, the College moved from Dallas to Houston in June 1943 to become part of the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The Duke and Dr. DeBakey

Throwback Thursday: The Duke and Dr. DeBakey

This Throwback Thursday we look to a royal visit to Houston. In 1964, The Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) came to Houston with an aneurysm in his abdomen, seeking the help of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Known as the father of modern cardiovascular surgery, DeBakey was also a pioneer in the treatment of aneurysms … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Eyes wide open

Throwback Thursday: Eyes wide open

Surgery is serious business. But you can pause for a photo, right? In this photo from the 1970 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, someone is caught in a candid moment. The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery has a rich history of advancing surgery and a legacy of leadership.  Learn More In addition to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Careful measurement

Throwback Thursday: Careful measurement

This Throwback Thursday we travel back to 1966, where working in the lab required concentration and a steady hand. This photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, takes a look back at our labs as it appeared in the 1966 Aesculapian yearbook.   Want to see how much research at the College has … 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

The Art of Baylor: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

The Art of Baylor: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey

Students come to Baylor College of Medicine to learn the art of medicine, but if they look closely they may get an art education as well. Today we’re taking a look at the art commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, the father of modern cardiovascular surgery. These pieces can be found … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Moving season

Throwback Thursday: Moving season

This week we look back to the 1960 Aesculapian yearbook at Baylor University College of Medicine to highlight how we came to Houston. One of the themes of the 1960 yearbook was a retrospective of the College’s time in the Bayou City. The photos take a look back to the summer of 1947, when the … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Ready to cross the stage

Throwback Thursday: Ready to cross the stage

We’re five days away from graduation. As our students reflect on their time at Baylor College of Medicine, this Throwback Thursday we take a look back at the graduates who came before the class of 2014. In this 1957 Aesculapian yearbook photo from Baylor University College of Medicine, a bird’s eye view of commencement exercises. Flash … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: First-year lessons

Throwback Thursday: First-year lessons

While graduation looms for our fourth year students, our first-year students just started their final block of classes in the pre-clinical program this month. Since vacation is still a couple months off, this Thursday we take a look back to our students from 1957 mid-lesson. By the looks on their faces, we can only guess what the … Continue reading

Dear BCM: Sitting through class

Dear BCM: Sitting through class

While technology keeps revolutionizing the way students learn, one thing in education hasn’t changed: Classroom lectures. Students in the photo from 1980 attend lecture in Kleberg Auditorium. Now, 34 years later, there have been improvements and changes but it’s still home to learning. What classes did you have in Kleberg Auditorium? Share your memories with … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Student life, 1979 style

Throwback Thursday: Student life, 1979 style

In 1979, Pink Floyd premieres the live version of “The Wall” in Los Angeles. McDonalds debuts the Happy Meal and C-SPAN launched the first televised congressional session of the U.S. House of Representatives. Jimmy Carter was president. A stamp cost 15 cents and a gallon of regular gas cost 86 cents. As the 70s draw to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Make a splash

Throwback Thursday: Make a splash

All good things must come to an end. And in the case of these Baylor College of Medicine students, the end means a swim in Alkek Fountain.   In this 1986 Aesculapian Yearbook photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our students make a splash. An old tradition where the “end of basic … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Riding for a cause

Throwback Thursday: Riding for a cause

As Saturday marks the 30th year cyclists have gathered in Houston to make the 180-mile ride to Austin to raise money for multiple sclerosis, we take a look back at Baylor College of Medicine and the MS 150. From the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, our students prepare for the MS 150 in this image … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: One of the guys

Throwback Thursday: One of the guys

In this 1933 image from the Baylor University Round Up yearbook, the members of Alpha Pi Alpha chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha, the “honorary scholastic medical fraternity,” pose with their cap and tassels. The chapter was formed in 1930 and exists today at the College. The Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society was founded in … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Baylor beach side

Throwback Thursday: Baylor beach side

Sun, surf and sand? It sounds like the perfect spring break to us. In this photo from the Baylor University College of Medicine 1967 Aesculapian yearbook, our students break away from their books, labs and class to enjoy some time at the beach—one of the perks to being so close to the Gulf. The nearby … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Sharp dressed men

Throwback Thursday: Sharp dressed men

In this photo from the Baylor University College of Medicine 1958 Aesculapian yearbook, our students congregate at their lockers. While today’s students at Baylor College of Medicine may have ditched the jackets and ties, there is probably quite a bit our past and present students share. Experiences like their first code blue, sitting in during … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Are you ready to Go Texan?

Throwback Thursday: Are you ready to Go Texan?

Do you have your boots ready for tomorrow? In this image from the 1980 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives, you can see the College has a history of participating in Go Texan  Day. Tomorrow helps kick off the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Did you know the rodeo donates money to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Matters of the heart

Throwback Thursday: Matters of the heart

February not only marks American Heart Month, but also Valentine’s Day. As we celebrate both, this Throwback Thursday looks back on a variation of the heart theme: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey’s 1966 heart surgery. In this photo, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, DeBakey grasps the hand of Esperanza Del Valle Vasquez. Aug. … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A Belgian princess in Houston

Throwback Thursday: A Belgian princess in Houston

During the 1960s it wasn’t uncommon for royalty to be spotted in the Texas Medical Center. King Leopold II and Princess Lillian of Belgium were not strangers to Houston. In this photo, from the 1962 Aescalapian yearbook, courtesy Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Princess Lillian visits with our Department of Surgery staff. Dr. Denton Cooley, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Snow in Houston?

Throwback Thursday: Snow in Houston?

For Houston natives it can be a shocking sight. Enough snow to create the base and mid-section of a snowman? But in 1973, our students saw the snow and went out and frolicked. In this photo from the College’s 1973 Aesculapian yearbook, a group of students pose with their nearly finished creation. This year also … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Around the table

Throwback Thursday: Around the table

In 1967, Friday lunch was a more dapper occasion, at least for our medical students. This Throwback Thursday we sneak a peek at student life in the late 1960s, compliments of the 1967 Aesculapian yearbook from the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Did you eat lunch “at the center” in the 1960s? We want to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Studying in the 1950s

Throwback Thursday: Studying in the 1950s

This Throwback Thursday we travel back to 1956. The year that saw the television premiere of the Wizard of Oz, the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Elvis Presley’s first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and the Dow Jones Industrial average closed above 500 for the first time. And at Baylor University College of Medicine, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: A very fratty Christmas

Throwback Thursday: A very fratty Christmas

This week we’re feeling festive at Momentum. To help usher in the holiday, we’re enlisting the brothers of our once active Phi Chi Medical Fraternity chapter as we travel back to 1957. This photo was included in the 1957 Baylor University College of Medicine Yearbook, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives. We don’t have … 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

Throwback Thursday: Not your average matinee

Throwback Thursday: Not your average matinee

It may not be a summer blockbuster or the holiday feel-good movie of the season, but this student is riveted. A Baylor University College of Medicine student devotes his undivided attention to the slides on a microscope to study in this photo from the 1964 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. … Continue reading