Baylor College of Medicine has developed pathways to help students explore their interests and customize their education to match their career goals. 

Medical Research Pathway
This program allows participants to spend a full year conducting basic or translational research with a Baylor faculty member. A tuition scholarship and stipend are provided to all accepted participants.

Global Health Pathway
Students receive both didactic and clinical experiences in partnership with BCM National School of Tropical Medicine, including a one-month clinical elective abroad.

Care of the Underserved Pathway
Students receive both didactic and hands-on clinical and service-based experiences.

Health Policy Pathway
This program exposes students to the fundamental principles of business, management and the health policy issues that affect doctors, patients and society.

Medical Ethics Pathway
Students complete three electives (after a first-year required course) that provide in-depth exposure to bioethics and its clinical applications, culminating in a scholarly project and a Certificate in Biomedical Ethics.

Space Medicine Pathway
Students complete four electives including a research month.  Faculty members are drawn from BCM’s Center for Space Medicine, Johnson Space Center, and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute.

Genetics and Genomics Pathway
Students have experience in didactic genetics courses, an opportunity to interact with patients and families in educational and service settings, experience in both pediatric and adult genetics, and an opportunity to learn about the laboratory aspects of genetics testing, genomics of complex disorders, and personalized genetic medicine.