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Baylor College of Medicine

Medical School

Mailing Address
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, Texas 77030
Email address
admissions@bcm.edu
School Information
"Baylor College of Medicine is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally...Our seven-year strategic roadmap provides the blueprint for leveraging Baylor’s collaborative environments and historic leadership in research to form a new paradigm for integrated health sciences universities." The school employs 3,296 full-time faculty and enrolls 753 medical school students, 578 graduate school students, and 261 health professions students. (Source: https://www.bcm.edu/about-us/mission-vision-values) (Source: https://www.bcm.edu/pdf/2021-Fast-Facts.pdf)
General Information
Baylor College of Medicine will, “Educate our healthcare workers, scientists and communities to address structural racism and mitigate its negative impacts on health and healthcare.” The college will continue to “invest in racial bias training and social awareness training, along with evidence-based quality improvement programs. We are also examining coursework and curricula to improve educational content in this area for Baylor faculty, trainees and students and are offering learning opportunities for all Baylor employees to share perspectives.” See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The Baylor College of Medicine created the "Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." It is tasked with increasing non-white enrollment, and improving "cultural competence and health equity."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The college will, “Educate our healthcare workers, scientists and communities to address structural racism and mitigate its negative impacts on health and healthcare.” The college will continue to “invest in racial bias training and social awareness training, along with evidence-based quality improvement programs. We are also examining coursework and curricula to improve educational content in this area for Baylor faculty, trainees and students and are offering learning opportunities for all Baylor employees to share perspectives.”
Resources
  • The college’s Diversity Prelook Event 2021 includes “Welcome Remarks and What BCM is doing to Strengthen Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Create a Culture of Anti-Racism.”
  • The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion organizes programs such as “Unconscious/Implicit Bias Training.”
  • The Department of Family and Community Medicine hosted an “Addressing Racism in Medical Education – Everyone Matters, Everyone Counts” event.
Symbolic Actions
  • According to Twitter, the school held a webinar on Black Lives Matter in Science, Education, and Medicine: "So excited to watch today's #AAMC20 "Herbert W. Nickens Lecture: Black Lives Matter in Science, Engineering, and Medicine" with @bcmhouston 's Dr. Alicia Monroe and Dr. Cato Laurencin."
  • The BCM Office of Institional Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity hosts its own Twitter account @bcm_equity.
Last updated August 25th, 2022
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