Your Next Milestones
Acceptance is just the beginning of many significant milestones along your journey as a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. Mark your calendar for these memorable moments at both the Houston and Temple campuses:
- July 22–26: Orientation and Retreat
- July 29: First Day of Medical School
- Aug. 16: White Coat Ceremony
- Aug. 17: Family Day
- TBD: Student Organization Fair
We're here to guide you through your transition to medical school, from offer acceptance to your first day of class. This webpage, along with regular email updates, will be your central hub for essential information regarding each step of your journey. We'll keep this resource current with key dates, helpful links, and important tasks, ensuring you have everything you need to move smoothly toward Fall enrollment.
Start early and stay on task to complete these tasks before July 15. You will receive instructions by email throughout the summer to guide you through every step of the way. When in doubt, contact the associated department for the task or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These dates are subject to change. Regularly monitor this checklist and your emails for the most up-to-date information on dates and deadlines.
|ASAP; March 15 recommended
|Submit your FAFSA form.
|Explore your housing options near campus. (See the FAQs below)
|Review the Minimum Laptop Requirements (See the FAQs below)
|Review Veteran Affairs Educational Benefits, if applicable.
|Notification of campus assignments sent via email.
|Deadline for accepted students to pay their non-refundable deposit and confirm seat in the medical school class.
|Register with the Occupational Health Program (Houston / Temple) and submit immunization records.
|Complete AAMC Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ).
|Submit your White Coat Order Form. See White Coat Ceremony for more information.
|Complete the Orientation & Retreat Registration Form.
|After June 25, complete all BCM and campus-specific online compliance modules. Instructions will be sent to your BCM email account.
|After July 5, complete all online pre-orientation modules. Instructions will be sent to your BCM email account.
|Complete and upload the Student Information Form.
|Review the Notification of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.
|Complete and upload the Oath of Texas Residency. (Texas residents only)
|Complete and upload the Non-Release of Directory Information ONLY if you wish to implement non-disclosure of directory information. Carefully review the memo before declining release of information. You may elect to change your designation at any time.
|Review the Student Benefits medical plan benefits and waiver criteria. The period to enroll/waive benefits will be July 22 through Aug. 2.
|Complete all OHP requirements. Instructions will be sent to your BCM email account.
|Finalize all required checklist items in AMP.
|Have a great time at Orientation & Retreat!
|Start medical school!
Frequently Asked Questions
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