School of Health Professions Virtual Awards Week 2020
For 2020, the School of Health Professions will be hosting a virtual awards week leading up to commencement. Activities are planned daily Monday, Nov. 30 - Thursday, Dec. 3, with commencement on Saturday, Dec. 5. A description of daily activities is available.
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
Educates health professionals to be leaders in the delivery of high-quality patient care.
Advances the knowledge of health education, healthcare delivery, and health promotion through research.
Fosters healthy lifestyles among adults and children through innovative health education programs.
Augments patient care services provided through Baylor College of Medicine and our affiliated hospitals
For over 40 years, Baylor College of Medicine has been preparing health professionals to be collaborative members of the healthcare team, dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-focused care.
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 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)
As an academic component of Baylor College of Medicine, Health Professions programs are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, AMA/AAMC. Visit our Accreditation website for more information.