The Learning Community Advisor Program (made up of six "Squads" located on the third floor of the DeBakey Building) are networks of clinical faculty advisors for medical students. Advisors follow assigned students longitudinally beginning in the first-year through the final year, which culminates in the awarding of the Doctor of Medicine degree.
All students receive individual academic and professional guidance through one-on-one sessions with advisors twice a year throughout medical school. These meetings provide an opportunity to shape and review individualized education plans and discussion of personal and professional challenges and goals. As students progress in their education and identify their desired specialty, advisors help to identify other Baylor faculty members, who can provide focused mentorship, which helps students progress toward their career goals.