School of Medicine

M.D. Program Dean's Message

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Jennifer Christner, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Dear Students,

Welcome to Baylor College of Medicine, School of Medicine. You are among the nation’s best and brightest students and are now a part of the mission of Baylor College of Medicine to produce the top physicians and scientists in the world. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the opportunities available to you are truly limitless.

From the very beginning you will be exposed to more than study and classrooms. You will be introduced to direct patient care and asked to develop as critically thinking, compassionate professionals. As you progress your interests will diverge, however the Mission, Vision, and Values of the College will remain as the foundation of your training.

Your dedication to the study of medicine is invaluable to your patients, the College, and society. Your success is Baylor’s success.  

I hope the information you receive in this handbook serves as a stepping stone for building a solid foundation of expectations as a student.

Jennifer Christner, M.D.
Senior Dean, School of Medicine and School of Health Professions, Baylor College of Medicine