The Baylor College of Medicine is a health science university focused on health care education, research and patient care. Founded in 1900 as the University of Dallas Medical Department, Baylor became an independent institution in 1969. The campus, which is located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center, houses 21 hospitals, 13 support organizations, eight academic and research institutions, six nursing programs, three public health organizations, three medical schools, two universities, two pharmacy schools and a dental school.
Students and trainees at Baylor work in an array of clinical settings from children’s, public and psychiatric specialty hospitals to the largest Veteran’s Affairs medical center in the nation. The private Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center is a jointly owned and operated adult hospital staffed by full-time Baylor faculty and community physicians. As a research institution, Baylor faculty collaborates internally and with other leading institutions to drive innovation and advancement in the biomedical sciences. The university’s community initiatives apply science to unmet needs in access to health care, new treatments and health care delivery models.