Teaching Tomorrow’s Healers
A name that’s known as much for medical education as it is for health care, Baylor is committed to helping Texas address its statewide physician shortage. In 2012, we invested $21.9 million to train 236 physicians in 11 specialties and 18 sub-specialties.
Pictured left, David Watkins, MD (back left) and Robbie Weir, PA (ASCP) (center foreground), instruct pathology residents in the surgical pathology gross room at Baylor Dallas.
Building Brighter Care Teams
A team of skilled clinical professionals helps the most capable physicians and nurses thrive. To help build that team, Baylor educates leaders in other areas of health care expertise, including radiology and nuclear medicine, pharmacy, dietetics and clinical pastoral care. In 2012, 206 students completed our undergraduate training programs and internships—a $3.2 million benefit to the community.
Pictured right, Randy Rosenblatt, MD, teaches residents and medical students at Baylor Dallas.
Attracting Quality Medical Talent
This year, Baylor and the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine developed a clinical training program that allows students to complete their last two years of medical school in Dallas. In addition, Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas hosts elective rotations for fourth-year medical students from more than two dozen accredited medical schools. Our elective clinical and academic training programs prepare students in diagnostic radiology, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pathology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and general surgery.
Pictured below, Cristie Columbus, MD, vice dean (center) with students in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Educating Future Nurses
Perhaps no other caregiver is closer to the patient than the nurse. Baylor fosters nursing excellence as a critical role in the quality and efficiency of care. Our support of nursing education spurs strong relationships with 15 area schools — and millions of dollars of investment. In FY2012, we trained 2,448 nurses at a total cost of $5.7 million.
Students pictured from Baylor affiliate, Brookhaven College Nursing Program
Leading from the Bedside
Five Baylor hospitals – Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital – achieved The Magnet Recognition Program® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. To foster the development and advancement of more nursing leaders, Baylor collaborated with Southern Methodist University to create a Nurse Executive Fellowship and Advanced Nursing Leadership Forum. In 2012, 31 nursing leaders participated in the Forum.
As America Ages, A Dynamic Response
They’ve lived full lives. They’ve nurtured our families. And now we believe our elders deserve a specialized level of care.
Thanks to a generous $12.4 million, three-year grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust, Baylor is pioneering a specialized geriatric nursing education program to develop education and best practices with skilled nursing facilities. Through this grant, we provide resources to area nursing homes, conduct training to prevent and treat delirium and reduce readmissions
by improving care transitions.