Social wellness involves focus on building healthy relationships as well as participating in and feeling connected to your community.
While critical for the overall health and happiness of any individual, with the growing diversity in America and within the health sciences community, it is of the utmost importance that scientists, physicians and health professionals have high levels of emotional intelligence and cultural awareness.
"I didn't realize before I came here the amount of diversity at the College, particularly for the LGBTQ community. I'm involved in Baylor Pride, which crosses all the programs at BCM."
Student Interests Groups
Ranging from cultural focus, to career plans, sports and arts, students have formed groups to bring together individuals with shared interests.
While listed under the School of Medicine Senate and the Graduate Student Council, many of these organizations are open to students in all Baylor College of Medicine schools.
Community outreach is one of the College’s core mission areas. Volunteering to help others in the Houston and global community offers numerous benefits for your social well-being.
Explore opportunities for community engagement at Baylor.
Social media can be an excellent opportunity to connect and spark conversation. View the College’s Social Media Directory and connect with campus offices and organizations of interest to you.
We encourage members of the Baylor community to foster the College's values in every interaction online, bringing elements of respect, integrity and excellence to the information shared and the comments that are made. View social media resources to learn more.
"My classmates and I know it is very important in such an intense program to make sure we do stuff outside the program. Studying all day is not healthy. Houston is a great place to find things to do whether going out for ice cream or going to a museum on free Thursdays."