Achieving Your Goals
We seek students who want to follow in the footsteps of our alumni and build careers focused on improving the lives of patients and communities. If this aligns with your career goals, we invite you to learn more about us.
Upon completion of training, 100 percent of our graduates are employed. Our students consistently outperform national averages on their certifying exams.
We prepare health professionals to be collaborative members of the healthcare team, dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-focused care. Learn more about our programs and apply to begin preparing for a successful career shaping the future of healthcare.
Baylor College of Medicine School of Health Professions
Mission: The School of Health Professions administers exemplary educational programs driven by continuous quality improvement to deliver an exceptionally prepared healthcare workforce grounded in evidence-based care and competent interprofessional practice.
Vision: The BCM School of Health Professions will be the leader in developing a diverse workforce that will transform healthcare through science, scholarship, and innovation.
Structural racism directly impacts all communities, including the healthcare community. As a leading biomedical institution in one of the largest, most diverse cities in the United States, Baylor College of Medicine is committed to protecting and promoting the health of all individuals, to working toward a more just healthcare system, and to demonstrating leadership in the advancement of diversity, inclusion and equity.
Read the College’s position statement on Racial Justice to Improve Public Health
As noted in the Baylor College of Medicine Diversity Policy, we embrace diversity among our students, trainees, faculty and staff.
Our students are selected from highly competitive applicant pools. Applications are received from individuals located throughout the United States.
Our admissions procedures vary by program. The Physician Assistant Program generally selects students in January and begins classes in late June each year. The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program-Nurse Anesthesia selects students in early fall and begins classes in January each year. The Orthotics and Prosthetics Program selects students in February and begins classes in late June each year. The Genetic Counseling Program began accepting applications in the fall of 2017 for enrollment in the September of 2018.
Successful Completion to Degrees
- Successful completion of the Physician Assistant Program leads to a Master of Science degree.
- Successful completion of the Nurse Anesthesia Program leads to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.
- Successful completion of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program leads to a Master of Science degree.
- Successful completion of the Genetic Counseling Program leads to a Master of Science degree.
- Graduates from all programs are eligible for national certification and state licensure.
The following national accrediting agencies review our programs:
- Council on Accreditation (COA) of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
- Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA)
- National Commission on Prosthetic and Orthotic Education (NCOPE)
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)
- Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)
Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award masters and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Baylor College of Medicine may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).