Rachel W. Davis, M.D., general surgery resident in the Department of Surgery, was awarded $5000 from the Craig and Galen Brown Foundation to help support her second year of global surgery training at Baylor College of Medicine.
For over two decades the Brown Foundation has awarded scholarships to talented students and alumni of Texas A&M University, the alma mater of Galen Brown’s son Craig. Dr. Davis graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Texas A&M University with a dual bachelor’s degree in history and psychology. She then received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine.
As part of her general surgery training at Baylor, Dr. Davis has led the way in surgical global initiatives, including the creation of the Global Surgery Track, a two-year program that incorporates international, rural and subspecialty skills—the first of its kind on the country. This collaborative effort between the Departments of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Urology at Texas Medical Center and international institutions was structured to prepare future leaders in academic global surgery. As Baylor’s first Global Surgery Fellow, she travelled to Malawi and Guatemala to provide surgical care and learn about systems-based challenges in resource-limited environments.