Students, trainees, healthcare professionals and others from the Baylor community joined with peers from UTHealth, UTMB and other Texas Medical Center institutions for White Coats for Black Lives, Tuesday, June 2, at the Hermann Park Reflection Pool.
Francie Hessel probably never could have predicted that her final months of medical school would be reshaped by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Still, she’s poised to start a psychiatry residency at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian Hospital this summer, after participating in Baylor’s virtual commencement on May 21.
From implementing distance learning and organizing virtual research presentations through Zoom and other online programs to updating curriculum to include COVID coursework, educational leaders at Baylor College of Medicine are charting new territory during the coronavirus pandemic.
Baylor College of Medicine’s inaugural class of the Genetic Counseling Program in the School of Health Professions began training in July 2018. The 21-month program prepares graduates to engage individuals and families who are at risk for, or affected by, conditions that may have a genetic cause.
In February, the nation commemorates Black History Month, and at Baylor College of Medicine that means a focus on key figures and milestones in medicine and research.