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Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine (pronounced: bay-lor college of medicine), often abbreviated as BCM, is a private medical school located in Houston, Texas, United States.


The institution is named after Dr. Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor, a distinguished jurist and legislator in the Republic of Texas, and one of the founders of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The "College of Medicine" part of the name refers to the institution's primary focus on educating physicians.


Baylor College of Medicine was founded in 1900, making it one of the oldest medical schools in Texas. It was originally located in Dallas, but moved to Houston in 1943. The college has been affiliated with several hospitals and research institutions over the years, including Texas Children's Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.


Baylor College of Medicine offers a variety of degree programs, including Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and combined MD/PhD programs. The college is known for its strong emphasis on research and has been consistently ranked among the top medical schools in the United States for research by U.S. News & World Report.

Notable Alumni and Faculty

Many notable individuals in the field of medicine have been associated with Baylor College of Medicine, including Michael E. DeBakey, a pioneering heart surgeon and former chancellor of the college, and Huda Zoghbi, a geneticist known for her work on Rett syndrome.

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