Education

Physical Wellness

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Taking care of your physical health needs to be a priority for all students pursuing rigorous graduate studies in healthcare and science. We are committed to helping you do this.

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Student Health Insurance Program

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Student wellness is essential to academic progress at Baylor College of Medicine. To support this philosophy, Baylor maintains the Student Health Insurance Plan.

For students enrolled in the BCM student health insurance plan through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, our partner, Academic HealthPlans is available to help you find doctors, facilities and other services to best meet your healthcare needs. You can reach AHP from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday at 855-856-4117.

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WellConnect

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Through this online platform, students have access to nutritional counseling, smoking cessation and a variety of other resources to support your physical wellbeing. Learn more about WellConnect.

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Yoga

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Join us for FREE Yoga Classes Every Tuesday

The Office of Student Services is offering free Yoga classes from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday. This offering is made possible through an arrangement between our very own Doctors for Change student organization and The Good Yoga Project. There is no RSVP required, so feel free to pull out your comfortable clothes and join us next Tuesday! Limited yoga mats available so please bring your own if you have one!

Due to the weather warming up Yoga will take place inside. See the Yoga Schedule for room assignments.

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Gym

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Baylor College of Medicine's on-campus gym (Baylor login required) provides a convenient place to fit in exercise around your busy schedule. Discounts (Baylor login required) are also available for students to join local fitness centers.

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Student Interests Groups

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Students with interests in maintaining a healthy lifestyle have created organizations to share their interests with others. These include cycling, running and climbing clubs. Find the organization that matches your interests:

While listed under the School of Medicine Senate and the Graduate Student Council, many of these organizations are open to students in all Baylor College of Medicine schools.

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Walk, Run, Spin for a Cause

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Get healthy while helping others! Baylor students, faculty and staff organize and participate in fundraising events throughout the year.

Organized by students, the Annual BCM Wellness 5K Race/Walk supports physical wellness as well as social through providing opportunities for everyone in the Baylor community to come together and raise funds for good causes.

Visit the Baylor Community Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities to join a College team for events.

Check the College’s newsletter, Student Commons (Baylor login required), weekly for additional opportunities.

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Doc Talks

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Baylor College of Medicine Doc Talks cover a vast array of topics, spanning from toxicology issues such as bites and stings from venomous and poisonous critters to cancer awareness. Check the College’s weekly Newslink email for upcoming talks.

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Take a Walk

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Even during your busiest days, consider taking a brief break for a quick walk around campus. View the campus walking map and the TMC walking map (Baylor login required) for suggested routes.

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Healthy Eating

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The Baylor BeWell program maintains a list of healthy restaurants (Baylor login required) in and around the medical center.

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Get Active in Houston

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The City of Houston is ranked number one among the nation’s 10 most populous cities in total acreage of park land with 350 parks; 95 miles of nature, hiking and bike trails; and three state parks nearby. Visit the College’s Life in Houston website to discover opportunities to be active throughout the city.

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Healthiest Workplaces

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In 2018 Baylor earned recognition as one of the top three extra-large companies in the city in Houston Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers. See a full list of Houston’s Healthiest Employers. For three years in a row, Baylor has been included in the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.