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A reflection of Baylor College of Medicine's mission, vision and values, learn more about our various education, healthcare, research, community and corporate awards and rankings. Individuals throughout the College frequently receive local, national and international honors and awards in recognition of their contributions to healthcare and science.

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2021 College Awards

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BCM has been named the healthiest extra-large sized employer in Texas in 2021 through the Healthiest Employers program. 

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Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center was listed among the 2020 Top Hospitals by the Leapfrog Group, earning recognition as Houston's Top Teaching Hospital. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization of employers and others focused on healthcare safety and quality. 

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2020 College Awards

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2020 Healthiest Employers Award

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For the fifth straight year, Baylor College of Medicine has been recognized by Healthiest Employers LLC and the American Heart Association for its outstanding health and well-being initiative, BCM BeWell.

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2019 College Awards

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2019 Houston's Healthiest Employer Award

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The Houston Business Journal has ranked Baylor College of Medicine as one of the top three "Healthiest Employers" among companies with 5,000 or more employees. Others on that list include BP Corporation North America; Chevron Corporation; Hewlett-Packard Company.

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Baylor College of Medicine has been selected as a winner of the C. Everett Koop National Health Award in 2019 for its workplace health promotion program, BCM BeWell. This year, 16 programs were considered for the National Health Award. Baylor was among only two awardees, along with additional organizations that received honorable mention.

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Baylor St. Luke’s has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-2020 according to U.S. News & World Report, including second in Houston and third in Texas. The hospital ranked nationally in four adult specialties and rated high performing in six adult specialties and six procedures and conditions. The Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor St. Luke’s was ranked among the top 50 cancer centers in the country and received accreditations for excellence in patient services, staffing, and technology.

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Research and Innovation

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The College ranks among the top 30 academic biomedical research institutions in the world in the 2019 Nature Index. In the Reuters listing of the World's Most Innovative Universities, BCM ranks in the top 50.   

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Institutional Honor Roll

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Baylor College of Medicine was named to the Top 20 Institutional Honor Roll by the Thoracic Surgery Foundation. This accomplishment signals the strength of the College's cardiothoracic program, institution leadership and faculty and staff.

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2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report

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The 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report annual list of top graduate schools place Baylor College of Medicine in the top 15 percent of all U.S. medical schools. In the research intensive category, Baylor remains among the top 25 medical schools of the 152 medicals in the nation at 22nd, and in the primary care category, Baylor rose to 4th.

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2018 College Awards

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Baylor makes leap in U.S. News & World Report rankings

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Baylor College of Medicine secured its position as the No. 1 medical school in Texas, the Southwest and one of the top schools in the nation in the latest U.S. News & World Report medical school rankings.

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WELCOA Silver Well Workplace Award

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Baylor College of Medicine has been recognized by the Wellness Council of America as one of the nation's healthiest companies in 2018. The Silver Well Workplace award demonstrates supportive efforts to modify health risks and improve overall health and well-being in the workplace.

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Baylor College of Medicine ranked among the top 100 most innovative universities in the world by Reuters for the fourth year in a row. At number 43, the College is the highest ranked free-standing health sciences university and one of only two institutions in Texas to make the list. This ranking is based on numerous indicators including patent filings and research paper citations.

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Baylor named least expensive private medical school

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Baylor College of Medicine was ranked No. 1 on the U.S. News and World Report list of least expensive private medical schools, based on data submitted by 52 ranked medical schools as part of the publication's annual survey. Baylor was the only school on the top 10 list for cost that also was a Top 20-ranked medical school for research (No. 16) and primary care (No. 5) by U.S. News and World Report.

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Baylor College of Medicine has been ranked 94 in the world and 51 in the nation on the Center for World University rankings list for 2018-2019.

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2018 Houston's Healthiest Employer Award

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Baylor earned recognition as one of the top three extra-large companies in the city in Houston Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers. Baylor was recognized for excellence in categories including culture and leadership management, programming and interventions, strategic planning, reporting and analytics, and communications and marketing. View a full list of Houston’s Healthiest Employers.