Our goal is to prepare our graduates to attain positions of leadership in education, research, and the community of science locally and globally. As a graduate school within a leading medical school, students receive rigorous scientific training in basic, translational and clinical sciences while maintaining a focus on how discoveries impact human health.

Shortly before graduation and moving on to run the company she founded while a student at BCM, Brittany Barreto discussed her experience as a graduate student. 

Baylor College of Medicine is ranked first in Texas and 21st in the United States for funding from the National Institutes of Health to medical schools. We have more than one million square feet of space dedicated to laboratory research and plan to add another 322,000 in the next few years. Our faculty includes members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. We have a proven track record of success in biomedical research.

Our students learn from and work side-by-side with scientists who are leaders in their fields of study. Our vast, multi-disciplinary research enterprise fosters collaboration and interactions among faculty and trainees to bring diverse perspectives to bear on the most pressing questions in biomedical sciences leading to innovation and resulting in significant impact on human health.

Focused on You

While you pursue your Ph.D. we are focused on you and your training. If your vision for your future includes teaching, you may choose to gain experience as a teaching assistant. However, teaching is not a requirement, freeing you to explore interests that align with your career goals. Students receive a competitive stipend and BCM offers extensive academic and support services to promote academic excellence, health and wellness, and student engagement.

There are over 600 students and 540 faculty members within the graduate school, providing a diverse pool of potential colleagues, mentors and advisors. We seek students who are pursuing a scientific career because their interests in research are so strong they can’t imagine doing anything else. If you are such student, explore our site. Get to know us. We look forward to getting to know you too.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Facts & Figures

In 2016, Nature Journal ranked Baylor College of Medicine as the second-fastest growing research institution in North America based on publications in high impact journals.