Pre-Health & Science
Pre-Med / Pre-Health Opportunities
In addition to the opportunities offered by Baylor University, pre-med / pre-health students in the Honors College have certain benefits available to them. These include:
- priority registration of classes
- reserved placements in core, small-section pre-med courses
- reserved placements in a Genetics CURE lab experience
- the opportunity to work with faculty on an honors thesis
Additionally, the Honors Residential College is a key contributor to the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) between Waco Family Health Center (FHC) and Greater Waco Legal Services (GWLS), which seeks to provide FHC patients with low-cost legal counsel through GWLS. At the clinic, HRC student volunteers routinely interact with FHC patients. These students are given the unique opportunity to witness clinical medicine while learning about non-medical factors that contribute to overall patient health.
With its focus on Christian vocation, the student-led Christian Pre-Health Fellowship (CPF) strives to form a community of pre-health students and demonstrate the value of their call to medical ministry at home and abroad. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Baylor 2 Programs
The Baylor2 Medical Track Program is a combined 8-year baccalaureate/MD program for selected high ability undergraduate students. Baylor University and Baylor College of Medicine grant six outstanding high school students provisional acceptance to Baylor College of Medicine upon matriculation to Baylor University. To learn more about the program and read testimonials from previous Honors College students who participated in this program CLICK HERE.
Kearney County Hospital
Many Honors pre-health students spend their summers as interns with Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas. Interns not only participate in clinical work but they also connect with the local refugee population, an important demographic to the hospital. In this setting, students learn first-hand how to be a good physician and a good neighbor.
MD Anderson Undergraduate Cancer Research Internship
This competitive 10-week summer research program is designed for outstanding undergraduates interested in learning more about cancer research and treatment. The program provides education in a broad range of topics including cancer biology, prevention, and therapeutics, and students complete a mentored summer research project. Students are selected for participation by an internal committee at Baylor University; subsequently, these students will be placed in a variety of research labs at MD Anderson by the University Outreach Summer Programs administrators. To learn more about this program CLICK HERE.
Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio- CMO Internship
Methodist Healthcare System (MHS) of San Antonio in collaboration with Baylor University's Prehealth Program has developed a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Summer Internship to provide an undergraduate student who plans a career in healthcare the opportunity to spend 8 weeks of their summer working with senior executive leaders of MHS. The MHS CMO Summer Intern will be selected through a competitive application process coordinated with BU's Director of Prehealth Programs and the System Chief Medical Officer of MHS. To learn more about this program CLICK HERE.
HTC Summer Internship
Heal the City is a free medical clinic that provides healthcare to the uninsured in Amarillo and the Panhandle. Heal the City has created a Heal the City Summer Internship program for students within the ages of 17-25. Summer interns have the opportunity to invest in the community as well as gain pre-professional experience. To learn more about this program CLICK HERE.