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Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training & Research Outcomes


The following outcomes highlight the success of the Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research.

This work was funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration who provided a five-year, $3.3M grant enables Baylor to promote diversity in medicine by focusing on programs aimed to increase the number of diverse and highly qualified medical professionals ready to introduce effective and innovative approaches to reduce or eliminate health disparities.

Curricular Components for Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Completion in Biomedical Sciences and Health Equity

Credit Coursework

Non-Credit Required Courses / Activities
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Principles of Genetics*
  • Human Physiology I
  • Human Physiology II
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Introduction to Health Disparities*
  • Molecular Cell Biology*
  • Fundamentals of Research Methods*
  • Wellbeing and Burnout Management for Healthcare Professionals*

    * Courses or activities developed or enhanced through the resources of Baylor’s Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research
  • Introduction to Health Policy**
  • Success Strategies for Healthcare Professionals **
  • Advocacy and Service Learning for Healthcare Professions Students** and service-learning opportunities
  • Leadership and Communication Skills for Healthcare Professionals**
  • Critical Thinking Skills for MCAT Preparation**
  • Additional standardized prep including Kaplan MCAT prep course, consultations with Academic Success Center and tutoring services
  • Clinical observer experiences through Baylor healthcare system affiliates (shadowing program) *
  • Additional health equity and research training, including journal club and faculty-mentored health equity translational research experiences*
  • Career and professional development curriculum, including admissions preparation*

    ** denotes a non-credit didactic curriculum that will become a credit course in future academic year.


Health Equity Summer Research Summit (held yearly from 2018-2021)
Theme Year No. of Plenary Sessions No. of Concurrent Sessions Research Abstracts Selected
None 2018 1 3 30
None 2019 2 3 26
Advancing Health Equity Through Innovations and Technology 2020 3 2 45
Strengthening Our Commitment to Racial and Social Justice to Improve Public Health 2021 3 3 52
Total   9 11 153


Number of COE scholars’ peer-reviewed publications (2017-2021)
Cohort Clinical Fellow Junior Faculty Medical Student Transformed
Premedical Scholar
Cohort Total
2017-2018 15 64 28 9 116
2018-2019 18 41 9 9 77
2019-2020 9 23 5 16 53
2020-2021 19 13 1 3 36
Scholar Total 64 141 43 37 282


Clinical Observer Experience Program Summary
Training Year Number of Preceptors No. of Trainees No. of Shadowing Hours No. of Clinical Sites
2018-2019*** 8 27 567 7
2019-2020 ^^^  7 12 128 4
2020-2021&&& 6 98 489 5
Total 21 137 784 7@@@


*** NOTE: The first MOU authorizing clinical shadowing through a Baylor affiliated healthcare system was approved on July 24, 2018. 

^^^NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical shadowing was not permitted at healthcare system affiliates from March 1 to June 30, 2020. 

&&& NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical shadowing did not resume until February 1, 2021. 

@@@ The number of potential clinical sites remain the same as at baseline year

Top Five Medical Schools that Admit TPP Program Alumni
Name of School Number of TPP Scholars Admitted, 2017-2021
University of Houston College of Medicine 6
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine 4
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine 3
Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso School of Medicine 3
University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Medicine 3