Dr. Ronald Cotton at DeBakey (320x240)
Dr. Ronald Cotton with students at his alma mater, DeBakey High School.

Baylor College of Medicine offers innovative programs that give exceptional senior high school students provisional acceptance to medical school. Each program allows eight years of mentoring and enrichment activities to highly motivated students with a passion for learning.

The programs are not "fast-track" but require a commitment where students are exposed to a range of exciting opportunities. Study abroad, research and other unique experiences are tailored to meet the individual's educational plan.

The following programs promote diversity among future physicians.

Baylor University/Baylor College of Medicine (Baylor 2 Medical Track)

Each year, six outstanding high school students gain provisional acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine upon matriculation to Baylor University. Application to this track is included in the Baylor University application, which is due Oct. 31 of the last year of high school.

Houston Premedical Academy

The Houston Premedical Academy is a special undergraduate program at the University of Houston for DeBakey High School for Health Professions students interested in becoming physicians. The application deadline is Feb. 1.

Medical Scholars Program

This Bacc./M.D. program, implemented by Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine, promotes the education of future physicians who possess well-rounded academic backgrounds in any of the 50+ majors that Rice offers.

Joint Admission Medical Program

Baylor also participates in the JAMP authorized by the Texas State Legislature.