Diversity and Community Outreach

About Us

The Office of Diversity and Community Outreach is effectively increasing and maintaining the presence of those underrepresented in medicine within the student body at Baylor College of Medicine. Under the leadership of Dr. James L. Phillips, senior associate dean and professor of Pediatrics, more than 900 URM’s applied to Baylor in 2007; this is more than a three fold increase compared to the 240 URMs who applied in 1993. 

Vision and Mission

The Office of Diversity and Community Outreach at Baylor College of Medicine is committed to improving the cultural diversity of this institution that we may be thoroughly effective and thrive in our patient care, research, education, and community service initiatives by maintaining the status that Baylor has as one of the leading schools in the enrollment of students underrepresented in medicine.

With the philosophy that the entire environment of the school must be addressed to effectively increase and maintain the presence of underrepresented in the student body at Baylor College of Medicine.

The Office of Diversity and Community Outreach interacts with faculty, administrative staff, and community leaders to provide students, at the high school and college level, desirous of becoming physicians, with a variety of educational events, programs, and community activities to assure the best minds of today become part of the best medicine of tomorrow here at Baylor College of Medicine.

Our Programs

Office of Diversity and Community Outreach is offers the following programs:

Diversity Policy

Read the Baylor College of Medicine diversity policy