Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
The membership of this honor medical society is composed of undergraduates who have shown promise of becoming leaders in their profession, graduate members who later have attained such leadership, honorary members consisting of physicians who have attained national distinction, and persons, whether physicians or not, who have gained unusual recognition in fields related to medicine. At least twice a year medical students are elected to membership. To be considered for membership, a student must have completed the foundational sciences and at least four quarters of clinical work and must stand academically in the top 25 percent (based on grades alone) of the class. Generally, one-sixth of the graduating class is elected to membership. View the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society site.
Gold Humanism Honor Society
The Gold Humanism Honor Society is an international organization that recognizes, supports and promotes the values of humanism and professionalism in medicine. At Baylor College of Medicine, the Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes rising 4th-year medical students who exhibit characteristics such as integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy. The selection process begins with peer nomination followed by faculty review. GHHS members organize and carry out a service project each year that highlights their commitment to caring for patients.
Peer Resource Network
The Peer Resource Network is the student-led mentor program at Baylor College of Medicine for incoming first-year medical students to assist them in transitioning to medical school. Each first-year student is placed in a group with nine or ten other first years and two MS2, two MS3 and two MS4 medical student mentors. The PRN leaders guide the new students through orientation week and lead the Transitions to Medical School course during the first three weeks of school to promote not only academics but also physical, emotional and mental wellness.
After the first few weeks of school, the PRN leaders continue to support their PRN group by providing breakfast once a week for their first-year students and organizing social events (dinners, game nights, intramurals, etc.) throughout the year. Beyond scheduled events, the PRN leaders also make themselves available to meet with students one-on-one and give guidance if students find themselves having difficulty adjusting to medical school.
The MS2 Class Coordinator is chosen by the rising class of MS2 PRN leaders and continues in this role during his or her MS3 and MS4 years. The class coordinator is “in training” to lead the orientation retreat and the PRN program during his or her fourth year of medical school. He or she is expected to attend all three retreats while holding the class coordinator position and is responsible for organizing the MS2 PRN leaders for the at-Baylor portion of Orientation Week and overseeing fellow MS2 PRN leaders throughout the year during his or her MS2 year. The class coordinator also assists with the interview and selection process for new PRN leaders in the spring and helps train new leaders.
The following student organizations are currently active on the Baylor College of Medicine campus. To request the addition of your student organization to this page, please email Sarah McGriff.
AAMC Organization of Student Representatives
American Medical Student Association
Doctors for Change BCM Student Chapter
Finding Meaning in Medicine
Global Surgery Student Alliance (GSSA)
Houston Sickle Cell Organization of Unified Transitioners (Baylor Chapter)
Latter-Day Saint Student Association
Medical Students for Choice
National Perinatal Association Student Society
Orthopedic Surgery Society (BOSS)
Pediatric Student Association
Students Against Cancer (BSAC)
Baylor Urology Network (BUN)