Baylor College of Medicine

In 1903, The Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas, was established through an affiliation with Baylor University. The College maintains a commitment to a set of core values that include respect, integrity, teamwork, and excellence. Students are expected to adhere to guidelines and procedures and maintain a professional duty according to the Medical Student Performance Evaluation.

Baylor's Code of Conduct outlines the standards and expectations for students regarding academic performance, ethics, and professionalism.  The administration may impose adverse sanctions and penalties for non-compliance. We will look at BCM's policies regarding student professionalism, remediation, possible dismissal, and other concerns.

Professionalism at BCM

The Center for Professionalism encourages students and other community members to report any concerns promptly. Students should adhere to basic guidelines for professional conduct including some of the following examples:

  • Remain mindful of demeanor and appearance in the presence of peers, faculty, and patients in all settings
  • Assume responsibility for mistakes and maturely accept feedback and constructive criticism
  • Adhere to standards for academic and professional honesty and integrity
  • Avoid any illicit drugs or substances that impair judgment and create potential personal risks or dangers to patient safety