Student Success Resources
A full directory of resources available at Baylor College of Medicine for current students is accessible through the College’s Intranet for those with a Baylor login.
Policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as other information pertinent to students in the Ph.D. programs, are available online in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Policy Handbook. Additional policies are listed on the Academic Policies website. Detailed information about Academic Excellence, Health and Wellness, Student Engagement and Administrative Support for Student Services can be found in the Student Services Handbook.
The Life in Houston website provides information on housing, transportation and other resources to help you find what you need and take full advantage of all the city has to offer.
Through the Texas Medical Center library services such as on-line journal articles (e.g. PubMed), obtain a library card or arrange for inter-library loans. Liaison Librarian Services are available to help you access all the library has to offer.
Mental and physical wellness, academic support, career development, and other resources are available to support your success throughout your education.
For questions regarding your stipend check and tax withholding, please contact email@example.com.
For questions regarding your student health insurance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (713) 798-1500. You can also view student health insurance information at the Blue Cross Blue Shield website.
Curriculum and Individual Development Plan
Visit the curriculum web pages for course descriptions, schedules for core curriculum courses and other curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
View the following:
Individual Development Plan
The Individual Development Plan (IDP) engages students to identify current training and career goals and develop objectives toward meeting those goals. The process employs several principles of adult learning and motivation that can optimize the mentoring relationship and advance students’ professional success. Tools that guide reflection, assessment, and developing goals and objectives support the process.
Prepare for a Career in Translational Research
Baylor graduate students in their first or second year who are interested in a career focused on translating biomedical discoveries into molecular medicine advances to benefit human health are invited to apply for the Clinical Translational Research Certificate of Added Qualification (CTR-CAQ) program.
Short-Term, Interest Free Emergency Loans
BCM Graduate students may apply for short-term, interest free emergency loans funded by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The maximum amount of the loans are $500. Loan applications are made through Shelfa Williams in the Graduate School (N204).
Other loans are also available for BCM graduate students. Contact Student Account Services for more information at email@example.com or (713) 798-4322
Dean's Award of Excellence
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers the one-time, $3,000 Dean’s Award of Excellence to graduate school students, postdoctoral fellows and postdoctoral associates who receive an eligible fellowship award. Requirements are as follows:
- Fellowship must be obtained from a federal or state agency and/or private foundation via a nationally competitive application process
- Fellowship must provide at least two-thirds (2/3’s) of the student’s or postdoc’s stipend
- Applicants for the Dean’s Award must be a current GSBS graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow or associate with an active postdoctoral appointment via the Office or Postdoctoral Affairs to be eligible to apply
- Applicants must have at least 12 months remaining in their current training position
- Award applications must be submitted within 90 days of the award start date
- Recipients of institutional training grant support (e.g. T32, R25, K12) are not eligible
Requests for applications for the Dean’s Award of Excellence can be obtained from GSBS-Help (GSBS-Help@bcm.edu), and should be submitted after fellowship payments to the trainee have been initiated.
Emergency Notification System
In the event of an emergency, the Baylor community is notified via our website, the employee information line at (713) 798-4444, and through social media and local news channels. Emergency information will also be shared through the Baylor Emergency Notification System (ENS) as needed. To keep your information updated, visit the ENS site (login required).
Living in Houston
Find housing, transportation and other Houston resources on our Life in Houston website.