As a health system with renowned teaching facilities, Baylor Scott & White Health attracts first-rate medical specialists who help improve the level of medical care for the entire community. Our teaching programs aid in establishing a robust health care workforce for Texas. While they are not required to work for Baylor Scott & White, many physicians remain in Texas upon completion of their education here.
Together, Baylor Scott & White and Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine offer a clinical training program in Dallas and Temple. Through this program, students complete their first two years of medical education at TAMHSC College of Medicine campuses in either Bryan/College Station or Temple. During their last two years of medical school, students enrolled in the program complete clinical rotations in surgery, internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics or obstetrics/gynecology at Baylor University Medical Center Dallas or Scott & White Medical Center – Temple, along with other clinical affiliates.
During a residency, a physician trains in a particular medical specialty, developing clinical skills and professional competencies while taking on increasing responsibility for patient care. Having one of the nation's largest private teaching hospitals, Baylor Scott & White annually trains residents and fellows in 50 specialties and subspecialties. Quality teaching programs add many dimensions to Baylor Scott & White's ability to serve patients. As the landscape of health care evolves nationally, the medical school curriculum is dynamic and continuously aligns with the needs of Texas citizens and the goals of the health care system. Residents graduate with demonstrated competence in population health management and quality improvement. They are also trained to develop a keen sense of the importance of patient satisfaction. They work with physician assistants and are active managers of the patient-centered medical home. Residents also assume leadership roles in clinic and hospital operations.
Baylor Scott & White is also committed to assisting with the preparation of future nurses at entry and advanced levels of the profession to establish a qualified workforce. Baylor Scott & White maintains strong affiliations with schools of nursing in Central and North Texas. Like residents, the nurses trained at Baylor Scott & White hospitals are not obligated to join the staff although many remain in Texas to provide top quality nursing services to many health care institutions.
Additionally, the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education (AWRC) of Baylor Scott & White Health is a full-service CME provider offering strategic support services in the community to enhance the quality of educational offerings. Implementing CME, the AWRC's accredited activities deliver critical knowledge in support of best practices for the ultimate purpose of improving patient care. The AWRC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AWRC offers designation of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for live courses, workshops and enduring materials, which include internet-based CME and printed materials activities.