2013 Renaissance Scholar Application
The 2013 Medical Release Form and the 2013 Parent/Legal Guardian Release Form will be available later this spring.
The Renaissance Scholar Program will be offered three weeks in June. Just pick the week that best fits into your summer schedule.
experience life as a Baylor student,
take classes tailored to you,
get to know Baylor faculty,
get a head-start on college,
and have a wonderful time
...all in one week!
RENAISSANCE SCHOLARS is an elite week-long summer program designed for juniors going into their senior year of high school with pre-health interests.
Today, scientists and medical doctors face unprecedented challenges and pressing ethical questions concerning the distribution of healthcare, cloning, care for the disabled, abortion and euthanasia, to list a few. In RENAISSANCE SCHOLARS, we aim to help you consider these questions through an encounter with great philosophers and theologians. During an intensive week of study, you will participate in three courses that will expand your horizons and allow you to explore your role in the future of medicine and the sciences.
Philosophy, Science, and Religion: Through readings and small-group discussions, join in the great conversation with scientist-philosophers, as they wonder about the intelligibility of the natural world, the role of human knowledge and power in that world, and about the connections between science and religion. (Taught by Dr. Trent Dougherty)
Medical Ethics: Explore from a Christian perspective what it means to think about medicine, the calling of a doctor, the doctor-patient relationship, and the goal of scientific research. (Taught by Dr. Jonathan Tran)
Greek & Latin Medical Terminology: Gain familiarity with medical terminology through the study of Latin roots that shape the study of healthcare. (Taught by Dr. Timothy Heckenlively)
Pathophysiology: After a presentation about human physiology, the students will be guided through the thought process of how knowledge of physiology can be utilized to determine the diagnosis and treatment of a patient. (Taught by Dr. Bill Neilson)
Seminar-style Collegiate Learning: Participate in co-curricular conversations about pressing questions concerning death, suffering, the opportunities and limits of technology, and the meaning of human life as found in recent films such as The Dark Knight, The Book of Eli, and the Harry Potter series.
Professional Guidance: Hear presentations from the directors of the Pre-Health Program at Baylor and from faculty, current students and alumni about pre-medical opportunities at Baylor, including research, medical mission trips, and study abroad programs designed for pre-med students.
Scholarship Opportunities: Learn how you can compete for special scholarships specifically for Honors College students as early as freshman year.
Twenty students will be selected for each week of the summer program.
Cost: $1,000.00 includes housing, meals, and all supplies ($500-non-refundable deposit)
Those flying in to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport are encouraged to take a connector flight from DFW to Waco Regional Airport.
Once your flight reservations have been scheduled, please provide us with your flight itinerary by emailing us at RSP@baylor.edu. This will ensure that upon your arrival to Waco Regional Airport, transportation will be provided to Baylor University campus. Transportation also will be provided from campus to Waco Regional Airport upon your departure. Please Land by 3:00pm, the day of your program and book your departure flight after 1:30pm, on the last day.
Participants will reside in Brooks Flats, across from the 5th Street Parking Facility. (Genders will be in separate wings.)
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