Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Life Beyond the Lab

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We recognize that all your interests and commitments – whether raising a family, honing musical or artistic talents, competing in sports, or leading community service initiatives – not only make you a better human being; they make you a better scientist.

There is no getting around the fact that earning a Ph.D. is a huge commitment, but you will still have time and opportunity to develop the other aspects that make you who you are.

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Health and Wellness

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Maintaining your physical and mental health is critical to your success as a student and throughout the rest of your life. Our on-campus gym, physical and mental wellness programs support you throughout your time at BCM.

The city of Houston boasts the highest total acreage of park land among the nation’s ten most populous cities. Outdoor recreational spots include 350 parks; 95 miles of nature, hiking and bike trails; three state parks nearby; and water recreation within a short drive at the Galveston beaches, Clear Lake, Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston.

The Ombuds Office is a confidential, informal, independent, and neutral place to discuss concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and increase skills regarding communication, negotiation and problem-solving.

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Students with Disabilities

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BCM is committed to providing equal educational access for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws. Student Disability Services provides students with disabilities access to needed resources so that all students are afforded every opportunity to do their best work.

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Housing and More

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Looking for resources for housing, transportation or entertainment in and around Houston?

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Student Success Resources

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Baylor College of Medicine provides academic and support services to promote academic excellence, health and wellness and student engagement. View all student services.

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Student Voices

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Several students in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, share their BCM experience. View their videos below:

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Student Corner: Jaime Reyes

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Student Corner features Jaime Reyes in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about his passion for science and why he chose Baylor College of Medicine.

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Serving Our Communities

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Graduate students joined with peers from the School of Medicine and School of Health Professions to take part in the 22 Pushup Challenge, which aims to raise awareness of the 22 veterans that commit suicide each day. This is one example of the many ways in which students, faculty and staff join together to support our local and national communities.

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