About the Program
The Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine is designed for highly motivated students. The successful applicant should have both an excellent scholastic record and sustained potential in research. Exposure to both laboratory bench work and clinical care in private practice, academic medicine or emergency room experience is also highly recommended. The combined degree program, while emphasizing continuity between clinical and basic sciences curricula, provides training that can lead to significant scientific contributions in academic and corporate research, clinical practice or a combination of both.
Students in the Medical Science Training Program may pursue their research under the auspices of any of the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences programs as well as Rice University Bioengineering Graduate Program.
Diversity and Inclusion Policy
Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. The Medical Scientist Training Program values diversity and supports this commitment. View the Baylor Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
- Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective.
- Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve.
- Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.
M.D./Ph.D. Program Student Articles
Our program students are often included in Baylor College of Medicine news for their noteworthy contributions in research.
Venkata Soumith Jonnakuti
Duncan NRI team develops an award-winning new computational tool to study movement disorders
Marcus A. Florez
Too much of a good thing – persistent IFNγ depletes progenitor blood cells via BST2
Decreased levels of a protein kinase leads to atrial fibrillation
Reference genome comparison finds exome variant discrepancies in 206 gene