HRC Opportunities for Pre-Health/Science Students
With more than 40 percent of HRC members pursuing studies in pre-health/science fields, HRC programming includes the following discipline-specific opportunities beyond the classroom for continued stimulating discussions and academic growth.
Friday PHORUM: An informal series designed to help students learn what research is, how to get started, how it affects your Honors thesis, tips on time management, and more! Each PHORUM, a professor from a different academic discipline discusses research, followed by a student-led Q&A.
Sunday Symposia: Dr. Bill Neilson joined the Honors Program faculty in 2012 after a distinguished career as a surgeon and hospital administrator. As an HRC Faculty Fellow, he hosts Sunday Symposia, where students gather with him and medical professionals to discuss relevant healthcare matters as they pertain to the life of the intellect and the life of faith.
On-site SIGHT Meetings: Students Interested in Global Health Today (SIGHT) partners with Baylor Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology (BURST) to offer students lectures on the various aspects of global health education, research, and practice. SIGHT meets monthly in the HRC and gives students a basic understanding of the components of global health, outlines different career paths within global health, gives a primer of pivotal health issues in lower-income countries, and facilitates conversations between younger pre-health students and older students experienced in research and global health.