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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: 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

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

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: 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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

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

Before they graduate: MS4 wisdom

Before they graduate: MS4 wisdom

For more than six months, several fourth-year medical students have contributed their time and effort, as well as shared their experience and insight to our student blog Progress Notes. As these students graduate from Baylor College of Medicine and embark on their careers, we take a look back at their training and time at Baylor. … 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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

MassCPR event will provide free CPR training in Houston

MassCPR event will provide free CPR training in Houston

Every year 424,000 people in the United States experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, according to a recent report from the American Heart Association. That’s 424,000 Americans whose hearts suddenly stop working without a hospital or doctor in sight. For every minute a person experiencing a heart attack is left unattended, statistics say there is a 10 percent … 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

A student’s reflections on the SNAP Challenge

A student’s reflections on the SNAP Challenge

Can you live on $4.50 a day? That’s the premise of the SNAP Challenge. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (previously known as the food stamp program) provides money for 47 million Americans, roughly at $4.50 a day. From Congressmen to Newark mayor Cory Booker to food Panera CEOs to ordinary folks, plenty of people are taking … 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

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

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

Throwback Thursday: Spare time?

Throwback Thursday: Spare time?

We’ve taken you into new buildings, shown you labs and classrooms and this week you get to take a peek at what student life was like 1978 style, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives 1978 Aesculapian yearbook. Even after 35 years our students know their time is precious resource. And even though more than … Continue reading