Baylor College of Medicine offers innovative programs that give exceptional senior high school students provisional acceptance to medical school. Each program allows eight years of mentoring and enrichment activities to highly motivated students with a passion for learning.
The programs are not "fast-track" but require a commitment where students are exposed to a range of exciting opportunities. Study abroad, research and other unique experiences are tailored to meet the individual's educational plan.
The following programs promote diversity among future physicians.
Baylor University/Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor 2 Medical Track)
Each year, six outstanding high school students gain provisional acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine upon matriculation to Baylor University. Application to this track is included in the Baylor University application, which is due Nov. 2 of the last year of high school.
Houston Premedical Academy
The Houston Premedical Academy is a special undergraduate program at the University of Houston for DeBakey High School for Health Professions students interested in becoming physicians. The application deadline is Feb. 1.
Joint Admission Medical Program
Baylor also participates in the JAMP authorized by the Texas State Legislature.
Medical Scholars Program
This Bacc./M.D. program, implemented by Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, promotes the education of future physicians who possess well-rounded academic backgrounds in any of the 50+ majors that Rice offers.
St. Mary’s University/Baylor College of Medicine Early Acceptance
The Department of Biological Sciences at St. Mary’s University has partnered with Baylor College of Medicine to offer St. Mary’s students the opportunity to gain early acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine during their second year of undergraduate study at St. Mary’s.
Students complete a four-year degree plan at St. Mary’s. If GPA and other requirements are met during their studies at St. Mary’s, students are provisionally accepted into Baylor College of Medicine.
Application deadline is Dec. 1.
Xavier University/Baylor College of Medicine
This medical track program aims to promote the diversity of medical professionals by increasing the African American and Hispanic/Latino physician workforce. Each year, three outstanding students gain assured acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine. The application deadline is Dec. 1.
Summer Enrichment Programs
Are you a high school student considering a career in medicine? Learn about our summer enrichment programs.