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Prostate cancer awareness: What you need to know

Prostate cancer awareness: What you need to know

During the month of September, Baylor College of Medicine will be partnering with the Blue Cure Foundation for its annual prostate cancer awareness campaign, Light It Blue. The Blue Cure Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information on integrative approaches to prostate cancer prevention and treatment. During the campaign, the foundation works with … Continue reading

Spin for Gyn to support women’s health

Spin for Gyn to support women’s health

Want to have a fun, dynamic workout while supporting a great cause? Sign up for our women’s cancer fundraiser, Spin for Gyn! The indoor spin-cycling fundraising event will directly benefit Baylor College of Medicine’s Woman to Woman gynecology-oncology patient support program, which helps women and families who are suffering from a gynecologic cancer such as ovarian, … 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

Raise funds for charity at The Bowling Ball

Raise funds for charity at The Bowling Ball

The members of this year’s Charity Ball committee, Andre Critsinelis, Zachary Stone, Jordan Krieger, and Callie McCool, invite you to join us in celebrating as Baylor College of Medicine presents its 21st annual Charity Ball, “The Bowling Ball!” The Charity Ball was originally an evening of dining, dancing, a casino and silent auction. For the … Continue reading

Celebrating Match Day 2016

Celebrating Match Day 2016

Match Day 2016 was a momentous occasion for our fourth-year Baylor College of Medicine students. Now that 177 students have matched with their residency programs, we can take a look back at the action that happened during the day. Check out our video recap: See a video of highlights and speeches from the event. Read … 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

Throwback Thursday: Wait for it…

Throwback Thursday: Wait for it…

Match Day is all about the anticipation. Hundreds of medical students nationwide will gather at their Match Day festivities to learn where they’ll spend their residencies. It is one of the most defining moments of their educational careers. And it all comes down to the wait. These days, students race to find their names on … 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

Supporting those with rare diseases

Supporting those with rare diseases

In the United States, a disease is considered rare if it affects less than 200,000 Americans. With almost 7,000 diseases classified as rare, the National Institutes of Health estimates that 25 to 30 million Americans are living with a rare disease. While individually these conditions are rare, collectively their impact is significant and they represent a … 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

Throwback Thursday: Old Familiar Faces?

Throwback Thursday: Old Familiar Faces?

Today’s Throwback Thursday goes out to all the folks who were actually there at the time. This set of pictures comes from the 1966 Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives. Dear readers: Were you a member of the class of 1966? If so, you may recognize some these people – or … Continue reading

Strutting for a breast cancer cure

Strutting for a breast cancer cure

More than 400 dedicated advocates, clinicians and scientists joined together Sep. 25 to strut for a breast cancer cure as part of the 5th annual Neiman Marcus Stiletto Strut benefitting the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine. The event raised more than $300,000 in critical funding for breast cancer research … 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

Ask the expert: What to know about ovarian cancer

Ask the expert: What to know about ovarian cancer

Often referred to as the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer‘s mild symptoms can go undiagnosed in its early stages. Dr. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown, assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine and a member of the surgical oncology team in the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, breaks down … Continue reading

Congratulations, 2016 MSOP Class!

Congratulations, 2016 MSOP Class!

The 2016 class of the Master of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics program had reason to celebrate recently as they received an important symbol of their medical training – their first white coat. The White Coat ceremony, held Thursday, June 18, marks the completion of basic sciences and didactic coursework. These 20 students will now … 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

Helping Swaziland’s children fight tuberculosis

Helping Swaziland’s children fight tuberculosis

Beyond the ribbon cutting and celebration of opening a new state-of-the-art facility for the Global Tuberculosis Program at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, the festivities offered the opportunity for our community to share stories that have touched our lives and hearts in the fight against TB. During the dedication event, we learned … Continue reading

Honoring our history

Honoring our history

From a virtual wilderness to the heart of the Texas Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine has played an important role in Houston’s medical and education history. On May 1, the Texas Historical Commission recognized Baylor’s place in Texas history through a dedication and unveiling of the Roy and Lillie Cullen Building as a Recorded … 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

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

Baylor co-sponsored tissue collection event a success

Baylor co-sponsored tissue collection event a success

On Feb. 28, Baylor College of Medicine, with the Houston affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the local Pink Ribbons Project organization, made a big contribution to the fight against breast cancer and the mission to understand the differences in healthy and cancerous breast tissue.

Get active with Baylor

Get active with Baylor

At Baylor College of Medicine, we are committed to the health and well-being of our community through the work we do in all of our mission areas. As employees of an academic medical center, we also have a unique opportunity to be role models for a healthy lifestyle.

Bowling for a cause: Event supports Houston-area nonprofits

Bowling for a cause: Event supports Houston-area nonprofits

As a first-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine, I’ve had the opportunity join my classmates in volunteering at the H.O.M.E.S. Clinic. Entirely student-run since 1999, the clinic provides healthcare services and social resources to the homeless population of Houston. The clinic is a collaborative effort between Baylor, UT Health Science Center at Houston, the … 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.