As Pre-Health Mentors, we strive to cultivate passion, vulnerability, joy, and a sacred view of human life by serving all of Baylor Pre-Health.
Pre-Health Mentors Purpose
Develop and foster a strong sense of community centered on collaboration, support, and service
Serve Pre-Health students through the Foundations in Medicine course and mentorship
Create the kind of community that encourages open discussion about a wide range of topics, such as each others’ lives as well as major issues in healthcare
Encourage students to pursue experiences that will grow their personal character in order to become altruistic, accountable, and well-rounded healthcare professionals and individuals
PreHealth Mentors Courses
PHP 1105: Foundations in Medicine
The Foundations in Medicine course provides a broad survey of the prehealth and premedical studies, the preparation for medical school admission, and the medical profession. Throughout the course, class topics address medical school admission requirements and procedures, academic coursework at both the undergraduate and medical school levels, residency training of the physician, typical routines of a medical practice, the changing state of health care, and other issues affecting the training of a medical doctor in the United States. The course follows the chronological sequence a traditional student will follow to become a licensed medical doctor. Students look at these chronological events and examine how they play an integral part in the development of a skilled physician. This course is also designed to introduce students to six core competencies: Scientific Inquiry, Oral Communication, Written Communication, Service and Empathy, Community Engagement, Teamwork, Cultural Diversity and Engagement. The majority of the course is conducted online, but students are placed within small peer groups, led by a Prehealth Mentor, to discuss relevant course information and success as a Prehealth student. Students interested in more information can email Foundations_inMedicine@baylor.edu.
PHP 2105: Professional Development
Prehealth Professional Development provides an opportunity for students to explore their interests and ambitions in the medical field, to learn how to translate these interests to undergraduate activities, and to develop professional competencies. Through guest lectures, class discussions, independent research, and mentored workshops, students will learn how to develop healthy study habits and time management skills; how to pursue research, leadership, scholarship, and other unique opportunities during their time at Baylor; how to write a resume, cover letter, and other components of a successful application; how to ask for recommendation letters; and how to prepare and execute a professional interview. Students are paired one-on-one with a current senior mentor who provides guidance, advice, and support through the course and enhances the Baylor Prehealth experience. For more information, email TA Gabby at email@example.com.