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Throwback Thursday: Get yours today!

Throwback Thursday: Get yours today!

Yearbooks are expensive to make. Sometimes, to offset cost, yearbook staffs offer advertising space to local businesses in the back of the books. Sometimes, an ad falls through or doesn’t get sold, and there’s extra space. And when that happens… Sometimes the yearbook staff has a little fun and uses a fake ad instead. Do … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Renaissance men

Throwback Thursday: Renaissance men

Have you ever been to a renaissance festival? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve come across a medieval sword before. In this 1997 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, students Frank and Nitin “duel” at the Texas Renaissance Festival. This may look fun, folks, but don’t try … 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

Throwback Thursday: I call next game!

Throwback Thursday: I call next game!

The 80s were pretty great, right? Great music, fantastic hair and some of the best movies ever shot. And of course, video arcades. While they might not be as hot as they used to be (thanks, mobile phones), the 1980s were the golden age for arcade machines. And while we didn’t have an extensive collection, … 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: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Throwback Thursday: Don’t Call It a Comeback

Move over, virtual reality. Red and blue 3D glasses are still awesome. In this 1995 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a gaggle of graduate students enjoy a movie the way they are meant to be seen – with cheap 3D glasses and popcorn. Immersive virtual reality goggles that … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Just Like Us

Throwback Thursday: Just Like Us

Our medical students are a special breed (no one works as hard as they do for the fun of it), but in a lot of ways they’re just like the rest of us. In this 1981 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, a student gets caught up on … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Chip emergency

Throwback Thursday: Chip emergency

Ahh, the joy of snacks. In this 1990 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, three medical students seem to be strategically stashing potato chips for future consumption. Nutritious snacks obviously weren’t on these students’ grocery list, but study time never looked so delicious. -By Adhvaith Ram

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

One Pulse

One Pulse

Sometimes we get so caught up in our day-to-day that we make trivial mistakes. What happened Sunday morning wasn’t a mistake. It was a calculated effort by a delusional person with a troubled background. It was late Saturday night/early Sunday morning when my wrist buzzed. I broke from my computer screen. Words flitted across my watch, … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Wear sunblock

Throwback Thursday: Wear sunblock

Summer is here, folks. Time to get a tan. These two gentlemen from the 1983 edition of Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, must be pretty hot during their rooftop tanning session. But the closer you are to the sun, the better your tan looks – that’s how science works, right? … 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

Throwback Thursday: Thriller at Baylor

Throwback Thursday: Thriller at Baylor

It’s close to midnight – and a group of Baylor College of Medicine students are reenacting one of the most iconic music videos of all time. In this 2001 photo from the Aesculapian yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, these students obviously didn’t miss a beat or detail.   Between the torn … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Up in the air

Throwback Thursday: Up in the air

Graduating from college is one of the most memorable accomplishments we can experience. It is particularly special for medical school graduates, who often go on to translate their knowledge into tangible, unique experiences with patients. Many of us celebrate graduation by having a party or dinner with family and friends. Baylor College of Medicine graduate … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: New World Order

Throwback Thursday: New World Order

This weekend, millions of wrestling fanatics around the world will tune in to WrestleMania 32. The first WrestleMania was in 1985, and who could forget the performances of legends like Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan? Hogan later formed the wrestling group New World Order (NWO) with Scott Hall, Kevin Nash and Sting. No, not … 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

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: Perfectly Matched

Throwback Thursday: Perfectly Matched

So here’s a little story for the animal lovers out there. Keen observers of romance will say that opposites attract, but in this case that’s not true. And this picture from the 1989 Aesculapian yearbook shows it best. These two medical students decided to have nothing but fun and show off their mutual love of … 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

Throwback Thursday: Medicine is love

Throwback Thursday: Medicine is love

Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is so focused on materialism that we often forget the most important aspect of any relationship – quality time. In 1984, Mike Tuggy and Peggy Sarjeant were taking full advantage of this concept at Baylor College of Medicine – but what are they up to today? Thirty-two years later, Mike says he … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: In one ear and…

Throwback Thursday: In one ear and…

Many forms of modern-day entertainment involve the use of our ears. The ability to hear also plays a critical role in completing daily work tasks and communicating with our families and friends, so the science of otolaryngology remains an important aspect of medicine. Take a look at this photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The X-ray life

Throwback Thursday: The X-ray life

Although the medical sciences are constantly evolving with the introduction of new research, many day-to-day practices have remained the same over several decades. On the left, we have a photo of a Baylor student reviewing an X-ray. Notice her documentation practices and attention to detail. Now flash forward to 1998. From the paper and pen … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Strike a pose

Throwback Thursday: Strike a pose

You’ll have to admit – people looked pretty cool when posing for photos 100 years ago. From the 1918 Baylor University Round Up yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see an amazing collage of young men and women striking poses and mugging for the camera. Some of the photos look like … 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

Throwback Thursday: Happy Halloween!

Throwback Thursday: Happy Halloween!

Being a doctor (or a med student) isn’t just about healing bodies. Sometimes, they heal spirits too. And speaking of spirits, this group of enthusiastic Baylor College of Medicine medical students used Halloween as a great excuse to dress in costumes and bring some spooky cheer to children at our neighboring hospitals. This photo from … 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

Throwback Thursday: Where are they now?

Throwback Thursday: Where are they now?

Yearbooks are usually a look back at the year’s events. But occasionally, they look forward. You know the stereotypical scene at the end of high school / college movies where it shows (sometimes comically) what becomes of the characters after graduation? It looks like the 1979 edition of the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Nap Time

Throwback Thursday: Nap Time

Hey, dear readers. How are you doing? Probably ready for a break, huh? As the year marches on and the promise of some nice winter holidays looks to be just over the horizon, it can be easy to start to feel the need to have a rest.

Throwback Thursday: Technological!

Throwback Thursday: Technological!

Technology moves at brisk pace, especially at a health sciences university. And while five years isn’t that far in the past, it is still interesting to see how (or if) things have changed. In this 2010 photo from the Aesculapian Yearbook, courtesy of the Baylor College of Medicine Archives, we see students making funny faces, … 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

Throwback Thursday: Made Men and Women

Throwback Thursday: Made Men and Women

There’s lots of perks about coming to study or work at Baylor College of Medicine. The Medical Center is pleasant to walk around, there’s excellent culture and diversity and Baylor’s cafes have a great soup selection. And apparently, one of the lesser-known perks is the ability to ask for a special favor from a select … Continue reading