Admissions Information

Baylor College of Medicine, through a holistic review process, is committed to selecting a highly qualified entering class each year to further our mission of excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service to an increasingly diverse society. Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care.  Baylor 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.

As we seek to matriculate students to further the mission of Baylor College of Medicine, the holistic admissions process, gives balanced consideration in a flexible, individualized way to the applicant's experiences, attributes and academic metrics and, when considered in combination, how the individual might contribute value to the medical profession.

Applicant Qualities and Experience

Baylor College of Medicine looks for individuals with:

  • Diversity to strengthen our institution by increasing talent and ensuring a fuller perspective
  • High intellectual ability
  • Evidence of a strong interest in medicine
  • A high level of personal integrity
  • Varied experiences
  • Attributes and experiences that demonstrate leadership and exceptional service to others

M.D./Ph.D. Applicants

You must have a verified AMCAS application received by Baylor no later than Nov. 1. You must complete the Supplemental Application no later than Nov. 1.

The M.D./Ph.D. Supplemental Application focuses on your research experience. If you need an extension, please contact the MSTP office at

In addition to the letters of reference required by the medical school, M.D./Ph.D. applicants must also provide at least one letter of reference from your research mentor(s) addressing your potential as an investigator. Please provide the names of these individuals on your Supplemental Application.