The Center for Professionalism at Baylor College of Medicine seeks to create, support and sustain a culture of heightened professionalism and integrity among all members of the College's community, resulting in the best possible quality of education, medical care, patient satisfaction, and scientific advances.

Guiding Principles

According to the College's Code of Conduct, the center supports the following core principles:

  • Courage
  • Trust
  • Discovery
  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Scholarship
  • People

Tools and Resources

The center:

  • Provides tools for personal and team growth.
  • Promotes collegiality and collaboration through increased professionalism college wide.
  • Evaluate and remediate performance issues, patient dissatisfaction, and other behaviors that undermine a culture of safety, collegiality, or collaboration in a consistent and fair manner.

The center strives to reinforce the College's values, promote respect of expertise and differences among the members of our community, and safeguard the health and safety of our patients.

Speakers Bureau

Ellen Friedman, M.D.

Dr. Ellen Friedman is available to give lectures and presentations on professionalism for retreats, conferences, programs, Grand Rounds and more. To schedule Friedman contact the center at or (713) 798-4553.