About the Program
The Baylor College of Medicine Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research (COE) is committed to developing and supporting pre-medical students from populations that have been traditionally under-represented in the physician workforce.
The COE Transformed Post-Baccalaureate Premedical (TPP) Scholars is designed to enhance the training of select students enrolled in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Completion in Biomedical Sciences and Health Equity. The goal is for selected scholars to successfully matriculate into a M.D. or D.O. program at an accredited U.S. medical school. Alumni will also continue to have access to resources, information, events, and other relevant programs offered by the center.
Applications for the COE Transformed Post-Baccalaureate Premedical (TPP)
Applications for the COE Transformed Post-Baccalaureate Premedical (TPP) Scholars will be sent to eligible admitted students in late spring 2021!
In addition to required enrollment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Completion in Biomedical Sciences and Health Equity, the program for COE TPP scholars will include:
- additional co-curricular activities such as networking and mentoring events specifically for post-baccalaureate pre-medical students from underrepresented minority populations;
- opportunities to participate in additional research project led by a COE junior faculty or clinical fellow scholar; and
- financial support that includes a one-time $1,500 stipend and half tuition scholarship.
- Applicant must be admitted to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Completion in Biomedical Sciences and Health Equity.
- Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Applicant must be from an eligible underrepresented minority population* (Black or African-American, Native American, Alaskan Native, Eskimo, Aleutian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Hispanic or Latino).
- Applicant must not have previously been accepted into or be currently enrolled in the Texas Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) program.
* This is a required condition of the Health Resources and Services Administration Center of Excellence grant program. The goal of the COE program is to strengthen the national capacity to produce a quality healthcare workforce whose racial and ethnic diversity is representative of the U.S. population. For the COE grant program, eligible underrepresented minority populations include Blacks or African-Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Eskimos, Aleuts, Native Hawaiians or Other Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics or Latinos.