Diversity Policy

Baylor College of Medicine embraces diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers, leading scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care in Houston, Texas and around the world. Baylor endorses, encourages and expects diversity among all components of our organization.

Houston is home to one of the most heterogeneous populations nationally, if not worldwide, and Baylor seeks to reflect our community with regard to gender, culture and life experiences, age, disability, race, ethnicity, geography, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Diversity strengthens our institution by increasing talent and ensuring a fuller perspective. It helps Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access, to address the needs of the community we serve, and to achieve our organizational goals.

Thus, Baylor is committed to the recruitment and retention of excellent students, trainees, faculty and staff who represent the full diversity of Houston and our nation, and to the provision of a welcoming, supportive environment for all members of the College community.