Technical Standards for Baylor College of Medicine Students


Baylor College of Medicine has established technical standards for admission to, continued enrollment in, and graduation from Baylor programs.

Baylor College of Medicine’s academic units are guided by standards set by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, National Commission on Prosthetic and Orthotic Education, Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, and the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Although specific programs have technical standards in addition to those listed below, these six essential areas are required among medical professionals, researchers and medical scientists in the School of Medicine, School of Health Professions, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the National School of Tropical Medicine.

  • Observation
  • Communication
  • Motor
  • Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities
  • Behavioral and Social Attributes
  • Ethical Standards

Please refer to the links below for more detailed information relevant for specific programs.

Candidates and current students who have questions regarding the technical standards or who believe they may need to request reasonable accommodation(s) in order to meet the standards are encouraged to contact the Student Disability Services.