Alumni Newslink

In This Issue: April 2018

Dean's Update: New Interviewing Protocol for School of Medicine

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Jennifer G. Christner, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine

The Baylor College of Medicine brand is synonymous with excellence in education, research and patient care. As leaders in the teaching field we always want to better our mission. That is why, beginning in June 2019, the College will initiate a new and more equitable process for interviewing prospective School of Medicine students. Multiple mini-interviews, as the name implies, consist of several interviews conducted by a rater at different stations to gauge an applicant’s performance across many different scenarios related to the medical profession. 

Baylor Seeks to Increase Alumni Volunteer Opportunities

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At Baylor College of Medicine we are interested in improving and increasing our opportunities for alumni involvement. We want to know how you volunteer your time, as an alumnus of Baylor. This will help us ensure we are providing opportunities in interest areas to meet your career growth and personal goals. Please let us know at the link below if you are spending volunteer hours as a representative of Baylor. This could be time you spend:

Volunteering as a mentor
Lecturing at the College
Leading grand rounds
Interviewing students for admission
Serving on committees
Writing letters of recommendation

Please share your other ideas

Partnership Gala Raises $2.7 Million for Mental Health

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Dr. Paul Klotman, Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale and Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale.

The Partnership for Baylor College of Medicine’s 2018 gala, “Texas on My Mind,” celebrated Baylor’s 75 years in Houston and raised more than $2.7 million to support mental health programs at the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The McIngvale family, owners of Gallery Furniture, were honored for their mental health advocacy and contributions to the Houston community and to Baylor. The event, chaired by Penny and Paul Loyd, welcomed more than 400 guests on April 20 to the new Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston.

Drs. Hotez and Zoghbi honored by American Academy of Arts and Sciences 

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Dr. Huda Zoghbi and Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter J. Hotez, professor and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi, professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at Baylor, both also with Texas Children’s Hospital, have been elected as the newest members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary titles. The Academy is one of the country’s oldest societies and independent policy research centers.

Alumni Receptions Scheduled

Monday, May 21, 2018 — New Orleans