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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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We provide the resources, opportunities, collaborative and innovative research environment, support, mentorship, and education you need to reach your full potential as a leader in biomedical science.

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Graduate School Application

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We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year to the seven Ph.D. programs. The application for the 2023-24 academic year will open on Sept. 1, 2022.

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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Completion in Biomedical Sciences and Health Equity

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Graduate School Application:  Our free online application for the 2022 academic year is open! The GRE or MCAT is required. NO application fee!

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Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SMART) Application

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We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 SMART program. The application for summer 2023  will open in October, 2022.

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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

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We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 PREP program. The application for the 2023 cohort will open in October 2022.

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Student Voices: Julia Wang, a student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, shares her Baylor College of Medicine experience.

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Student Voices: Shelton Boyd, a student in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, shares his Baylor College of Medicine experience.

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Graduates encouraged to be ready for forks in the road

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The advice to Baylor College of Medicine’s 2021 graduates? Be ready to take the unexpected forks in the road that will inevitably come along, because they can turn into opportunity. Perhaps no other class is more ready to heed these words than this year’s group of graduates, who during their training have faced a major hurricane in Houston and, now, a global pandemic. View the commencement video and read article. 

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We prepare our graduates to attain positions of leadership in education, research, and the community of science locally and globally. As a graduate school within a leading medical school, students receive rigorous scientific training in basic, translational and clinical sciences while maintaining a focus on how discoveries impact human health.

Our students learn from and work side-by-side with scientists who are leaders in their fields of study. Our vast, multi-disciplinary research enterprise fosters collaboration and interactions among faculty and trainees to bring diverse perspectives to bear on the most pressing questions in biomedical sciences leading to innovation and resulting in significant impact on human health.

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Research at BCM

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Baylor College of Medicine received $613 million in total funding from 2,619 sponsored project awards in fiscal year 2021. 

Baylor ranks in the top 25 in the U.S. for Life Sciences and Medicine research in the 2020 QS World University Rankings. 

Baylor is currently ranked 25th in the nation for Biological Sciences according to U.S. News and World Report.

The scale of Baylor’s research enterprise, the exceptional caliber of faculty we attract and the richness of biomedical research resources within the Texas Medical Center support creativity, innovation and discovery.

NIH Funding Rankings:

  • 1st in Texas
  • 20th in the nation
  • 12 departments rank in the top 25
  • #1 ranked Genetics Department
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Supporting Your Success

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While you pursue your Ph.D. we are focused on you and your training. If your vision for your future includes teaching, you may choose to gain experience as a teaching assistant. However, teaching is not a requirement, freeing you to explore interests that align with your career goals. 

From our extensive research resources, including advanced technology core labs and numerous collaborative research centers, to student organizations, as well as academic and support services, which include career development and physical and mental wellness services, we are committed to providing the resources and services you need to realize your goals.

Explore our graduate school booklet to discover the benefits of the Baylor Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

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Texas Medical Center

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Our location in the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, provides a research environment like no other. Together the institutions of the TMC are second in the nation in funding from the National Institutes of Health. 

The city of Houston ranks among the top 25 science cities, the top 15 cities for life sciences and the top 15 cities for corporate science in the world in the Nature Index

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Baylor College of Medicine 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. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences diversity programs and the Association for Graduate Student Diversity support this commitment. 
Learn more about our diversity programs!

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GSBS Recruiting Events

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Want to learn more about the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor? Visit us at the one the virtual events or workshops listed in the link. Meet with Graduate School faculty, staff and admissions reps!

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GSBS Assistance

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Need answers to questions, but don’t know where to start? GSBS Help is a valuable resource available for students or faculty! All inquiries will be answered within 24 hours!

Contact GSBS-Help@bcm.edu

 

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