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Growing Up Baylor: Sarah Keyes

Growing Up Baylor: Sarah Keyes

Imagine studying, training and eventually teaching at the same institution during the span of your career. For several members of the Baylor College of Medicine faculty, this experience is a reality. From the Rio Grande Valley to Houston, these physicians and faculty members have the unique experience of spending the majority of their medical education … Continue reading

Celebrating Momentum’s 1,000th post!

Celebrating Momentum’s 1,000th post!

Since 2013, the team here at Momentum has strived to bring you the latest in health care, research, education and community service from Baylor College of Medicine. Time has flown by since our very first blog post and we hope you’ve enjoyed the journey with us so far. To celebrate this milestone, we are highlighting … Continue reading

Summer Science Institute provides learning opportunity for Houston school teachers

Summer Science Institute provides learning opportunity for Houston school teachers

Making science a hands-on learning experience for young students doesn’t have to be a worrisome activity. The Baylor College of Medicine Summer Science Institute provides an opportunity for Houston Independent School District teachers to enhance their science knowledge and teaching methods for elementary schoolchildren. This summer, nearly 200 elementary school teachers from 63 HISD campuses … Continue reading

Baylor global healthcare initiatives span community service, education

Baylor global healthcare initiatives span community service, education

From hackathons to pediatric AIDS treatment, Baylor College of Medicine’s commitment to innovative healthcare solutions extends well beyond U.S. borders. With outreach programs and initiatives in more than 60 countries, Baylor brings critical medical services to the most underserved communities across the globe. When the Ebola epidemic recently affected West Africa, Dr. Sharmila Anandasabapathy, director … Continue reading

Welcome new Baylor students!

Welcome new Baylor students!

Today marks the first day of class for incoming students in the Baylor College of Medicine School of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. We extend a warm welcome to our new students! Here’s a breakdown of who’s starting at Baylor today: View photos from the medical school orientation retreat and learn more about … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Breathe easy

Throwback Thursday: Breathe easy

Within seconds, a family dinner or pool party can turn serious when someone needs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In this 1974 photo from Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, Dr. Albert Raizner (right), then assistant professor of medicine and now clinical professor of medicine – cardiology, demonstrates mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and external … Continue reading

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Jaime Rueda

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Jaime Rueda

Imagine studying, training and eventually teaching at the same institution during the span of your career. For several members of the Baylor College of Medicine faculty, this experience is a reality. From the Rio Grande Valley to Houston, these physicians have the unique experience of training in one system throughout their entire journey. Dr. Jaime … Continue reading

A commitment to honor and medicine

A commitment to honor and medicine

From our first affiliated hospital, to an accelerated wartime medical program, Baylor College of Medicine has supported the military for members both active and retired. Renowned Baylor president and surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey was instrumental in forging the World War II-era relationship that would lead to a robust center of care and research at … Continue reading

Immersive summer program shares world of science, medicine with undergrads

Immersive summer program shares world of science, medicine with undergrads

For nine weeks, undergraduate students from across the country join our doctors and researchers to get hands-on experience in science, healthcare and research. This year, 87 students joined the annual SMART (Summer Medical and Research Training) Program at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to experience with labs and clinical rotations, students hear from top researchers and clinical … Continue reading

CPR program helps save lives outside hospital walls

CPR program helps save lives outside hospital walls

Since 2013, students at Baylor College of Medicine have organized free one-hour CPR training sessions and have been growing the program since its creation. “The idea is to go out into the community and teach people how to react in an emergency situation,” said Jake Valentine, third-year medical student and director of operations of Baylor’s … Continue reading

Welcome, new Allied Health students!

Welcome, new Allied Health students!

Today marks the first day of class for incoming students in the Baylor College of Medicine School of Allied Health Sciences, which includes the Physician Assistant program and the Master of Science in Orthotics & Prosthetics program. We extend a warm welcome to our new students! Here’s a breakdown of who’s starting at Baylor today: … Continue reading

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Diana Stewart

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Diana Stewart

Imagine studying, training and eventually teaching at the same institution during the span of your career. For several members of the Baylor College of Medicine faculty, this experience is a reality. From the Rio Grande Valley to Houston, these physicians have the unique experience of training in one system throughout their entire journey. Dr. Diana … Continue reading

Celebrating Baylor College of Medicine Graduation 2016

Celebrating Baylor College of Medicine Graduation 2016

Congratulations, Baylor College of Medicine class of 2016! Friends and family gathered at Jesse H. Jones Hall for Performing Arts on Tuesday, May 31 to celebrate our newest graduates. See photos from graduation, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Brunch and the 2016 Military Commissioning. Read the press release. Read the commencement program. See video of fourth-year medical students Amanda … Continue reading

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Angela Partida

Growing Up Baylor: Dr. Angela Partida

Editor’s note: Growing Up Baylor is a Q&A series highlighting Baylor College of Medicine faculty members who have spent the majority of their educational and professional experiences at Baylor-affiliated institutions. Imagine studying, training and eventually teaching at the same institution during the span of your career. For several members of the Baylor College of Medicine … Continue reading

Match Day 2016 by the numbers

Match Day 2016 by the numbers

This morning, fourth-year Baylor College of Medicine students found out where they will go after graduation to train for their residency program. See the results for 2016’s Match Day celebration below: See a further breakdown of where the class matched by clicking on the graphic below.

Engage with us on Match Day

Engage with us on Match Day

Match Day 2016 is finally here! At 11 a.m. CST today, fourth-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine will open envelopes that reveal where they will continue their medical training journeys. Match Day culminates the annual National Residents Matching Program, which pairs fourth-year medical students with residency programs nationwide Whether you’re a Baylor student … Continue reading

The algorithm of our destinies

The algorithm of our destinies

The time is finally upon us: Match Week 2016! Fourth-year medical students across the country have been anxiously anticipating this week for the entirety of their medical careers thus far. After months of visiting and interviewing with various programs, deliberating the perfect fit, and ultimately organizing a rank list, our residency placements will soon be … Continue reading

Ethics student to study medicine through lens of history

Ethics student to study medicine through lens of history

Holland Kaplan, a third-year medical student in Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy’s Ethics Track, will have the opportunity to explore medicine through the lens of history after accepting the Fellowship at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). This competitive program examines the conduct of doctors and medical … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Seeing, hearing and thinking

Throwback Thursday: Seeing, hearing and thinking

In 1977, the Neurosensory Center of Houston, a joint project of Baylor College of Medicine and the Methodist Hospital, opened. The center launched with a focus on the treatment of disorders that affect the brain, nose, ears, eyes, throat, and nervous system. In this photo from the February 1973 edition of Inside Baylor Medicine, courtesy … Continue reading

Patient Solidarity Week at Baylor

Patient Solidarity Week at Baylor

Baylor College of Medicine medical students joined their peers from throughout the country in celebrating Patient Solidarity Week, held Feb. 15-19. Started by the National Gold Humanism Honor Society as a day of appreciation for patients, the event has now turned into a weeklong expression of gratitude. At Baylor, there were two initiatives – Veterans … Continue reading

Preparing for simulated competition

Preparing for simulated competition

It’s similar to how you prepare for the Olympics, if the Olympics required you to stabilize a critical patient. Baylor College of Medicine’s Student Simulation Society members are busy refining their techniques in preparation of defending their national and international Simlympics titles. Last year, first-year medical students Andrew Kohner, Evan Strobelt, Saagar Patel, and Luis Fernandez … Continue reading

A look back at 2015 at Baylor

A look back at 2015 at Baylor

Before we close the books on 2015 and start a new year, we invite you to take a look back at a year packed with achievements and celebrations. Join us as we relive the highlights in education, research, healthcare and more at Baylor College of Medicine. Comprehensive Designation Baylor’s Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center … Continue reading

Allied Health graduation 2015: By the numbers

Allied Health graduation 2015: By the numbers

Congratulations, Baylor College of Medicine Allied Health class of 2015! The graduation ceremony was held Saturday, Dec. 5 in the Grand Hall at the Lancaster Center. Adrianne Haslet, a competitive ballroom dancer who lost her lower left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing, served as commencement speaker. The class of 2015 is the first group … Continue reading

Science and diplomacy: Cuba

Science and diplomacy: Cuba

When considering options for improving diplomatic relationships between conflicted countries, one of the most political-neutral methods to re-establish ties is through science and medicine. As scientists, we are well versed in launching collaborations without any thought to political regimes or tension. Scientists speak a common language, with a goal of dissecting the intricacies of nature … Continue reading

Your flu questions answered

Your flu questions answered

The arrival of fall also means the arrival of flu season. Ahead of an active flu season, Baylor College of Medicine experts are urging everyone to get vaccinated. Department of Molecular Virology & Microbiology Professor Pedro A. Piedra, M.D., an internationally known flu researcher, answers common questions about influenza and the flu vaccine in the … Continue reading

What medicine can borrow from literature

What medicine can borrow from literature

For centuries storytelling has been part of society and culture. Dr. Ricardo Nuila, assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, explains how storytelling can help guide doctors through the complex language of medicine and share an experience with patients, not just the science. He says doctors have the opportunity to improve care by … Continue reading

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