A longstanding tradition at Baylor College of Medicine is the Donor Honor Ceremony, a night when trainees and faculty thank the “silent teachers” who donate their bodies after death to improve science and knowledge of future medical professionals.
The halls at Baylor College of Medicine are typically quiet in the evenings, with students and professors on their way out after long hours of studying and instructing. On Feb. 22, students from DeBakey High School for Health Professions disrupted that silence as they toured Baylor for the first open house event since 2019.
An important part of students’ medical education at Baylor College of Medicine comes through the anatomy lab, where they receive training during their first months as students. They learn from their instructors, through peer-to-peer learning and, perhaps most importantly, through their “silent professors.”