A Helping Hand

Baylor is there in time of need

Baylor College of Medicine has long been a source of help in time of need. Baylor faculty, staff and trainees have assisted relief efforts all over the world, in places like Ecuador, Haiti, China and Indonesia, after those areas were hard hit by natural disasters.

The College has made contributions to our neighbors as well, most notably to New Orleans and, in particular, Tulane Medical School, after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Baylor faculty were among those leading the effort to take care of the medical needs of those evacuated to Houston from New Orleans after the storm. Many Baylor doctors staffed a quickly assembled clinic set up near the evacuees’ temporary home in the former Astrodome.

It quickly became obvious that Tulane Medical students were without a home and in danger of losing a year in their studies. Baylor and Tulane leaders together developed a plan where Tulane’s first and year medical students would continue their studies at Baylor for one year. The Tulane faculty to teach them came too. For a year after Katrina, Baylor College of Medicine was the home to two medical schools.

From small efforts to large-scale projects, Baylor always finds a way to lend a hand in time of need.

"Since coming to Houston in 1943, Baylor College of Medicine has been an integral part of Houston’s transition into one of the nation’s greatest cities. We are proud to be part of what makes Houston great."

- Paul Klotman, M.D., President, CEO and Executive Dean, Baylor College of Medicine

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Poised For Success

Find out how magnet programs, like Houston Independent School District's Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan, are preparing students for successful biomedical careers.

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Students Saving Lives

Our students are teaching basic CPR methods in the community to increase the number of those able to help in an emergency.

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Educational Outreach

Programs aimed at promoting interest in science and medicine that span K-12, creating diversity opportunities, and teaching teachers.

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Healthcare Outreach

Initiatives designed to provide care to underserved populations.

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Global Outreach

Partnerships that facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and talents to better lives for people from Honduras to Botswana, from Romania to China, and across the United States.

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Community Learning

Offerings that focus on a range of health-focused resources including seminars, lectures, online libraries, interactive experiences and featured events.

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Our Affiliates and Community Care

Baylor College of Medicine is fortunate to have some of the best hospitals as affiliated partners serving all segments of the community from the underserved to veterans. 

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Reaching Out To Teens

Dr. Peggy Smith talks about adapting outreach to meet needs of teens and young adults.

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Serving Our Veterans

Dr. Daniel Musher explains how the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers the right environment for teaching and learning, and, for exemplary patient care.

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Global Health Through Service and Education

Our outreach programs and initiatives span more than 60 countries. Baylor brings critical medical services to the most underserved communities across the globe.