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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

Throwback Thursday: Lecture notes as art

Throwback Thursday: Lecture notes as art

Before Google images, Power Point, and clip art, professors at Baylor College of Medicine had to be pretty gifted illustrators to make detailed chalk images for their class lectures. This photo from the 1965 Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine Archives, is no exception. This unidentified professor stands in front of some questionable … 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

Throwback Thursday: A first-hand look

Throwback Thursday: A first-hand look

Helping prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals has been at Baylor College of Medicine’s core since our inception. And 1970 was no exception. This photo, courtesty of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, featured in the BCM Aesculapian yearbook from 1970, captures some of our younger students getting a lesson in one of our … Continue reading

Biking from Boise to BCM: One week down

Biking from Boise to BCM: One week down

Thursday, May 30, incoming Baylor College of Medicine orthotics and prosthetics student Jared Rammell embarked on a 2,100-mile bike ride from Boise to BCM to raise money for the Range of Motion Project, which provides orthotic and prosthetic care to those in Guatemala. So far, he’s camped out at the Bruneau Sand Dunes, where he … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating our grads

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating our grads

In 1935, staff of Baylor University’s Round Up yearbook honored their College of Medicine peers in a special way. Nearly 80 years can pass, and you can see students still like to give each other a hard time. Though, we admit, these aren’t names you hear every day. This Throwback Thursday, we recognize our past … Continue reading