School of Medicine



Baylor College of Medicine has developed pathways to help students explore their interests and customize their education to match their career goals.

Care of the Underserved Pathway
Students receive both didactic and hands-on clinical and service-based experiences.

Genetics and Genomics Pathway
Students have experience in didactic genetics courses, an opportunity to interact with patients and families in educational and service settings, experience in both pediatric and adult genetics, and an opportunity to learn about the laboratory aspects of genetics testing, genomics of complex disorders, and personalized genetic medicine.

Global Health Pathway
Students receive both didactic and clinical experiences in partnership with BCM National School of Tropical Medicine, including a one-month clinical elective abroad.

Health Policy Pathway
This program exposes students to the fundamental principles of business, management and the health policy issues that affect doctors, patients and society.

Medical Ethics Pathway
Students complete three electives (after a first-year required course) that provide in-depth exposure to bioethics and its clinical applications, culminating in a scholarly project and a Certificate in Biomedical Ethics.

Medical Humanities Pathway
Students in the pathway learn communications skills and develop an appreciation of how the arts and humanities can help them approach their patients from a variety of perspectives, thus contributing to their ability to provide holistic medical care. Students complete two pre-clinical electives, one advanced non-clinical elective during their clinical rotations and a scholarly research or creative project. 

Medical Research Pathway
This program allows participants to spend a full year conducting basic or translational research with a Baylor faculty member. A tuition scholarship and stipend are provided to all accepted participants.

Space Medicine Pathway
Students complete three electives including a research month. All courses are taught by Baylor faculty as well as experts from other institutions and NASA.