The Baylor College of Medicine Biotech Academy at Rusk celebrated its first graduating class to complete the three-year health science program in a ceremony held on May 29 at the TMC Innovation Institute. Baylor faculty and Rusk staff presented encouraging words and certificates of achievement to the 126 students moving forward into high school.
What do sixth graders at the BCM Academy at Ryan have in common with our own trainees? Their surgical knot-tying skills, of course. That’s because the Ryan sixth graders learned the same technique as Baylor residents, though they didn’t have quite as long to perfect their skills.
The excitement was palpable as Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean of Baylor, walked into the classroom where a handful of Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan students waited their turn to speak with him.