About Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)
Baylor College of Medicine is ranked among the top 25 medical schools for research in the country and is the only private medical school in the Southwest. Baylor College of Medicine receives more than $400 million in total research support. The bulk of the research support, $344 million, is funded from federal sources, making BCM among the top U.S. medical schools receiving federal funding.
Founded in 1900, Baylor College of Medicine has grown into a medical institution widely respected for excellence in education, research and patient care. The patient care services of Baylor College of Medicine extend to 20 institutions in Houston.
In addition to Texas Children’s Hospital, BCM maintains affiliations with 6 other area hospitals which have a combined total of over 4,000 beds. Baylor College of Medicine also provides medical services for six of the Harris County Hospital District community health centers and the Thomas Street AIDS Clinic. The College collaborates with the Menninger Clinic for the treatment of psychiatric and behavioral disorders. Baylor attracts students from around the world. Currently enrolled are 698 medical students, 608 graduate students, 911 postdoctoral fellows, 156 allied health students and 943 resident physicians pursuing specialty training.
In addition to Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, BCM has more than 90 research and patient care centers, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center, the DeBakey Heart Center, the Brown Foundation Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, the Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center, the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT), the Breast Center, a unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Child Health Research Center, the Huffington Center on Aging, the Center for AIDS Research, and federally funded units that collectively form an Influenza Research Center.
For more information about Baylor College of Medicine, visit www.bcm.edu.