Baylor College of Medicine is considered the top medical school in the state of Texas.It was formed in 1900 in Dallas, Texas as University of Dallas Medical Department.
It allied with Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1903 and moved to the
Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas in 1943.In 1969, Baylor College of Medicine separated from Baylor University under the direction of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Currently, it is led by Dr. Peter Traber, formerly of GlaxoSmithKline.Currently, 168 medical students join the medical school each year, 75% of which are from Texas. Baylor College of Medicine
ranks 12th in the U.S. News and World Report
rankings.Baylor College of Medicine is affiliated with many hospitals in the Texas Medical Center including Michael E. DeBakey
Veteran's Affairs Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, Ben Taub General Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and the Texas Institute
for Rehabilitation and Research.