Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine educates students to become the next generation of biomedicine and health science leaders, with skills rooted in inquiry, leadership, and innovation, in order to improve health and alter healthcare and health science education domestically and internationally.
BCM and HISD planned to open the nation's first high school for health in 1972, led by then-Baylor College of Medicine president Dr. Michael DeBakey. BCM was ranked 17th overall among the nation's top medical schools for research and primary care by U.S.News & World Report.
For National Institutes of Health financing, BCM is ranked 13th out of all medical schools in the United States. The National Science Foundation ranks it second in the country for federal support for biological sciences research and development at universities and colleges.
Baylor College of Medicine, which is located in the Texas Medical Center, maintains affiliations with eight teaching hospitals, each of which is noted for its medical quality.