We recognize that all your interests and commitments – whether raising a family, honing musical or artistic talents, competing in sports, or leading community service initiatives – not only make you a better human being; they make you a better scientist.

There is no getting around the fact that earning a Ph.D. is a huge commitment, but you will still have time and opportunity to develop the other aspects that make you who you are.

Health and Wellness

Maintaining your physical and mental health is critical to your success as a student and throughout the rest of your life. Our on-campus gym, physical and mental wellness programs support you throughout your time at BCM.

The city of Houston boasts the highest total acreage of park land among the nation’s ten most populous cities. Outdoor recreational spots include 350 parks; 95 miles of nature, hiking and bike trails; three state parks nearby; and water recreation within a short drive at the Galveston beaches, Clear Lake, Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston.

The Ombuds Office is a confidential, informal, independent, and neutral place to discuss concerns, resolve disputes, manage conflicts, and increase skills regarding communication, negotiation and problem-solving.

Student Groups

Student Groups

The Graduate Student Council serves as a medium between the students and the graduate school administrative. They organize social activities, charity events, and volunteering opportunities for students.

BCM also has a wide selection of organizations for students to network and socialize with others who share their interests.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

BCM is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences diversity programs supports this commitment. Learn more.

The Association for Graduate Student Diversity (AGSD) is a student-run organization committed to the development of professional scientists from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Students with Disabilities

BCM is committed to providing equal educational access for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws. Student Disability Services provides students with disabilities access to needed resources so that all students are afforded every opportunity to do their best work.