Alumni Newslink

In This Issue: Emailed March 29, 2018

Dean's Update: More graduates and new programs in School of Allied Health Sciences

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Robert J. McLaughlin, Ph.D., Dean for the School of Allied Health Sciences

Our school produced 76 new Baylor alums at commencement in December, and we are adding more to the pipeline. In January, our Doctor of Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia program enrolled a class of 16 bachelors of science in nursing-entry students and three masters of science in nursing-entry students with Advanced Standing. The Physician Assistant and Orthotics and Prosthetics programs have selected their classes of 40 and 24, respectively, to enroll this summer. The new Genetic Counseling Master of Science program exceeded expectations with more than 60 qualified applicants from across the country for eight positions. 

Baylor Jumps in Rankings 

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U.S. News & World Report rankings 2019

Baylor College of Medicine moved up in both the research and primary care medical school rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, securing its position as the No. 1 medical school in Texas, the Southwest and one of the top schools in the nation. Baylor placed No. 16 in research intensive medical schools and No. 5 in primary care medical schools. The research ranking is a jump of five spots and the primary care ranking, a jump of three spots.

Match Day 2018 sees 187 Baylor students placed

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Cloudy skies and a small rain shower did not dampen the excitement as fourth-year medical students at Baylor College of Medicine learned where they would be continuing their medical training for the next three to seven years. March 16, 2018, marked Match Day, the culmination of the annual National Resident Matching Program, which pairs fourth-year medical students with residency programs throughout the nation. Of the 187 fourth-year medical students participating in the match, 110 are beginning their residencies in the primary care fields of family medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine, medicine/pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology or emergency medicine. Forty-three students matched with residency programs at Baylor College of Medicine and 67 matched with residency programs in Texas.

New Senior Vice President Named for Institutional Advancement

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James Digan

James “Jim” Digan has been named senior vice president for Institutional Advancement at Baylor College of Medicine. He will assume the role April 18. Mr. Digan has more than 25 years of experience in academic and hospital fundraising and currently is serving as director of the Zweig Foundation.

“He has a strong record in fundraising and a strategic approach to building the College’s relationships nationally and globally. He plans to work closely with our department chairs, center directors and deans in meeting needs across our mission areas,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, President, CEO and executive dean of Baylor.

Alumni Receptions Scheduled

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 — Rio Grande Valley
Friday, May 18, 2018 — San Antonio
Monday, May 21, 2018 — New Orleans

Let us Know your Hours Spent Volunteering to Help Baylor

We would like to record alumni participation at Baylor College of Medicine as we seek to increase our outreach and know more about the volunteer hours you spend in service to Baylor. This could be time you spend lecturing at the College, leading grand rounds, interviewing students for admission, serving on committees, writing letters of recommendation for a students or writing letters of nomination, etc