The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine is the largest adult practice department at Baylor College of Medicine with more than 600 faculty members in 14 sections, 10 centers, and seven vice-chair groups Founded in 1953, we are one of the largest education programs in the United States with more than 700 trainees and students, and highly competitive specialty fellowship training programs, including seven federally funded research training grants. Our healthcare providers see hundreds of thousands of patients in seven inpatient and outpatient facilities and our department’s clinical excellence is recognized in U.S. News and World Report. Our departmental research initiatives span the continuum of biomedical research from basic to clinical, attracting $86 million in total extramural funding, including more than $50 million from the NIH as well as other federal sources.
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Learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs and why our graduates go on to some of the most prestigious positions in the medical industry.
Message from the Chair
Our department represents the best of Houston’s features: we have achieved understated excellence, diversity, unity and worldly outlook, and we have as ambitions as large as the Texas skies.
Support the Department
Your donation to the Margaret B. Alkek Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine will help provide the newest and most robust training to the next generation of physicians, researchers, and specialists.
Our Strategic Plan
Our strategic plan guides us to become a destination academic community that promotes discovery and education to improve the health of patients.
The Department of Medicine offers an Internal Medicine Residency, medicine-related fellowship programs, undergraduate medical education, continuing education and grand rounds.
Occupational Health Program
We provide health services and information to Baylor College of Medicine employees and learners. A few of our services are available to the public such as flu vaccinations.
With three of our 14 sections devoted to research and three stand-alone research centers, we lead the College in studies and funding. Learn about our ongoing research projects and our published research.
News and Events
Keep up with the latest Department of Medicine news and events.
Join Our Team
We are hiring! From physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and support staff to positions in our research and administrative teams, we seek outstanding individuals to join our department.
Department of Medicine Contacts
Education: (713) 798-5588
Research: (713) 798-2244
Clinic (local): (713) 798-1000
Clinic (toll free): (800) 229-5671