Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is one of the top medical schools in the United States, offering high quality education and training to medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows.

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by: the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the Liaison Committee on Medical Education; the Accreditation Review Committee on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.; the American College of Nurse Midwives; the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs; the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education; the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


- 1st in Texas and 17th among medical schools in the United States, according to the annual survey published by U.S.News & World Report (2010). It is placed 17th nationally in both research and primary care categories. The rankings are based on several factors, including peer assessment, assessment by residency directors, undergraduate GPA, MCAT scores, acceptance rate, research activity and faculty resources. In addition it is placed 5th in the specialty ranking for pediatrics.

- 10th among the 125 medical schools with a research focus (tied with Columbia University and University of Michigan for the 10th position). It is ranked in the top 10 percent in all major categories in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey (2008). In addition it is ranked 11th among medical schools with a primary care focus. The Physician Assistant Program is ranked 9th best in the nation. The Nursing-Anesthesia Program is ranked 11th.

- Ranked 13th among U.S. medical schools for research funding from the National Institutes of Health (2005).

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