Student Success Resources

A full directory of resources available at Baylor College of Medicine for current students is accessible through the College’s Intranet for those with a Baylor login.

Policies, procedures and guidelines, as well as other information pertinent to students in the PA program, are available online in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Policy Handbook. Additional policies are listed on the Academic Policies website.

The Life in Houston website provides information on housing, transportation and other resources to help you find what you need and take full advantage of all the city has to offer.

Through the Texas Medical Center library services such as on-line journal articles (e.g. PubMed), obtain a library card or arrange for inter-library loans. Liaison Librarian Services are available to help you access all the library has to offer.

Mental and physical wellness, academic support, career development, and other resources are available to support your success throughout your education.

Explore student services.

Curriculum and Individual Development Plan

Visit the curriculum web pages for course descriptions, schedules for core curriculum courses and other curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.

- View the Schedule of Classes for academic year 2017/18.
- View Academic Calendar for 2017/18.

The Individual Development Plan is a communication tool between the mentor and the graduate student. The IDP helps the student and mentor set clear expectations and identify milestones to help the trainee achieve specific research objectives in the areas of publications, presentations, and science. The IDP supports the mentee, through a self-reflective process, in developing long-term goals, identifying career specific skills, and implementing a course of action to achieve the desired goals of the lab. The expected results of the IDP are improved communication skills, better time management, increased productivity, and a more transparent mentor-postdoc relationship. 

Students can develop their IDP by visiting the myIDP Science Careers website.

Detailed information about Baylor's Individual Development Plan Process can be accessed online.

Funding

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers the Dean’s Award of Excellence to graduate school students, postdoctoral fellows and postdoctoral associates who receive an eligible fellowship award.  Requirements are as follows:

  • Fellowship must be obtained from a federal or state agency and/or private foundation via a nationally competitive application process
  • Fellowship must provide at least two-thirds (2/3’s) of the student’s or postdoc’s stipend
  • Applicants for the Dean’s Award must be a current GSBS graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow or associate with an active postdoctoral appointment via the Office or Postdoctoral Affairs to be eligible to apply

Requests for applications for the Dean’s Award of Excellence can be obtained from GSBS-Help (GSBS-Help@bcm.edu), and should be submitted after fellowship payments to the trainee have been initiated.

Emergency Notification System

In the event of an emergency, the Baylor community is notified via our website, the employee information line at (713) 798-4444, and through social media and local news channels. Emergency information will also be shared through the Baylor Emergency Notification System (ENS) as needed. To keep your information updated, visit the ENS site (login required).