On December 6, 2011, twenty-four third-year medical students from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (TAMHSC) were officially welcomed to the Baylor Health Care System clinical training program. These students are the first group participating in the new TAMHSC-College of Medicine Clinical Training Program in Dallas for third and fourth year medical students.
The affiliation furthers TAMHSC COM and Baylor’s commitment to providing high quality medical education to the aspiring physician trainees who will be entrusted with caring for the health of our community for decades to come.
In June of 2012 we welcomed 25 third year TAMHSC-College of Medicine students, in June 2013 we welcomed 37, and in June 2014 we welcomed 48.
The cohort that transitions to Dallas does so following the first year in Bryan.
In February 1856, Dallas was granted a town charter by the Sixth Texas Legislature. In 1873 the Houston and Texas Central Railroad and the Texas and Pacific Railway routes intersected in Dallas, thus ensuring its future as a commercial center. In the 1930s Dallas became the financial center for the oil industry in Texas and Oklahoma. In 1958 a version of the integrated circuit was invented in Dallas by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments, and this event punctuated Dallas’ development as a center for high-technology manufacturing.
The eighth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 343 square miles and is home to more than 1,316,350 people. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area population is more than 6 million.
Dallas is also home to the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas’ second oldest dental school. The city attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the most popular visitor and leisure destination in Texas.
Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. DFW International Airport is the world’s third busiest airport, offering nearly 1,800 flights per day to domestic and international destinations. Additionally, Dallas Love Field Airport is located 10 minutes from downtown.
The Dallas Park and Recreation Department maintains more than 23,018 park acres including 13 lakes and 85.5 miles of jogging and bike trails. The city has more than 370 parks, 250 tennis courts, 180 playgrounds, 120 soccer fields, 115 picnic pavilions, 25 pools, 45 recreation centers and numerous sports fields and golf courses.
Special facilities include the Dallas Aquarium at Fair Park, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Zoo, Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens and White Rock Lake.
In Dallas visitors can ride one of the fastest growing light rail systems in the nation or the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley from the Dallas Arts District throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops.
Sights include Victory Park, the Arts District, the Dallas Zoo, the Winspear Opera House, the Wyly Theatre, the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Meyerson Symphony Center.