Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity
The Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences is committed to educating scientists from all segments of the U.S. population. Our impact on educating and training scientists from populations that have been traditionally under-represented in the sciences, has been greatly facilitated by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Several $2 million MBRS grants (GM56929), awarded for 1998-2014, from National Institute for General Medical Sciences provide resources that help optimize Ph.D. student success.
This program offers comprehensive, individualized education.
Ph.D. student stipends are funded by a wide range of mechanisms:
- Competitive graduate stipends / fellowships for all Ph.D. students for duration of enrollment
- Cutting-edge research projects
- Ph.D. student summer bridge program with individual preparation for success
- Continually updated literature based courses
- Seminars by internationally recognized scientists and under-represented Scientist Seminar Series
- Monthly Association for Graduate Student Diversity (AGSD) activities
- "Thriving, Not Just Surviving as a Scientist " Skills Building Workshops
- National conference opportunities and the Graduate Student Symposium
- Career Day, Resource Center, and community outreach programs
- No tuition payment by student, as well as personal health insurance paid by Baylor