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RENAISSANCE SCHOLARS: Honors College Pre-Health Summer Program

Application Information
The Renaissance Scholar Program
is now full.

All accepted participants must submit the Medical Release Form and the Parent/Legal Guardian Release Form to participate in the program. Only original forms will be accepted. Scanned documents, faxes, photocopies, etc., will not be accepted. Please mail forms to the address below.

2014 Medical Release Form

2014 Parent/Legal Guardian Release Form

Mail to:

Baylor University
Renaissance Scholar Program
One Bear Place #97181
Waco, TX. 76798-7181
Attn: Petra Carey

Tentative Schedule
The Renaissance Scholar Program will be offered three weeks in June. Just pick the week that best fits into your summer schedule.

Sample Daily 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!

2014 DATES:

    • June 8-14
    • June 15-21
    • June 22-28

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.


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 (NOTE: There is a 50% refund if the student cancels participation before May 15. After this date, the $1,000-program fee becomes non-refundable.)


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 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 on campus in one of the University's residence halls. (Genders will be in separate wings.) Details about amenities and accommodations will be provided later this spring!