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Background Check Policy


Baylor College of Medicine seeks to ensure that all incoming and current students in programs that involve patient care or that lead to a role in a licensed professions meet both the high excellence and professionalism standard of Baylor and the profession for which they are being trained. Students and trainees at Baylor practice in confidential environments and bear responsibility for the health and safety of patients, which requires both ethical behavior and the exercise of sound judgment.

Baylor will notify all applicants that any criminal convictions (including deferred judgments) may impact their ability to become licensed following the completion of a Baylor academic program. Baylor will also perform criminal background checks to determine whether Applicants and Current Students are at risk of licensure restriction, and communicate the potential impact on future licensure and eligibility to matriculate or maintain enrollment at BCM.

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