Baylor College of Medicine creates and applies science and discoveries to further the missions of excellence in education, research, healthcare and community service, both locally and globally. It is made up of a medical school, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Allied Health Sciences, and the National School of Tropical Medicine.
Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, Baylor is surrounded by some of the leading institutions in the world, which has helped support the development of collaborations that enrich every aspect of the College’s mission. With seven affiliated teaching hospitals, Baylor has a diversity of resources unparalleled at other academic health centers. The college maintains relationships with eight major academic partners and institutions such as the University of Houston, Rice University and NASA. The College also has existing academic partnerships in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe and researchers regularly collaborate with institutions across the globe as well.
Baylor ranks first in Texas and 20th in the nation in funding to medical schools from the National Institutes of Health. It is ranked 21st in the nation for research and 11th for primary care by U.S. News & World Report. The graduate school is ranked 25th in the country and among nurse anesthesia programs and physician assistant programs, it is ranked first in Texas and 13th nationally. Currently, Baylor trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, physician assistant and orthotics students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows.
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