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Prospective Students

Success Indicators

One of the most important distinctions of Baylor College of Medicine’s M.D. Program is that the basic science curriculum here takes only 18 months, as opposed to the traditional two years. This provides six extra months to do more of the things that meet your specific goals, such as electives, research, pursue a special track or dual degree, or participate in initiatives to serve communities locally or globally.

You may be concerned that this shortened class time leaves something out. No need to worry. Our students consistently do exceedingly well on national board exams, which demonstrates their mastery of the basic science curriculum. The extra time to explore interests and gain more experience helps our students compete for the best residency programs. 

USMLE

The United States Medical Licensing Exam is the national test all medical students must take. The first part of the exam (called Step 1) is taken after students complete the pre-clerkship curriculum. The Step 1 exam assesses if the student understands and can apply important concepts of the sciences basic to the practice of medicine. Baylor students consistently perform far above the national average.

2013

  • Ninety-nine percent of first-time Baylor test takers passed (96 percent of first-time test takers in U.S. and Canada passed)
  • 242 was the mean score for Baylor test takers (228 was the mean score for test takers from U.S. and Canada)

2012

  • 99 percent of first-time Baylor test takers passed (94 percent of first-time test takers in U.S. and Canada passed)
  • 240 was the mean score for Baylor test takers (227 was the mean score for test takers from U.S. and Canada)

2011

  • 98 percent of first-time test takers from Baylor passed (94 percent of first-time test takers from U.S./Canada passed)
  • 241 was the mean score of first-time test takers from Baylor (224 was the mean score from U.S./Canada)

2010

  • 99 percent of first-time test takers from Baylor passed (91 percent of first-time test takers from U.S./Canada passed)
  • 244 was the mean score of first-time test takers from Baylor (222 was the mean score of first-time test takers from U.S./Canada)

Residency Match Performance

Baylor graduates have a proven track record of acceptance into one of their top three choices of residency programs, many of them get their first choice. See a graphic displaying statistics from 2014 Match Day on the Baylor College of Medicine blog, Momentum.