About the Campus

On Dec. 6, 2011, 24 third-year medical students from the Texas A&M College of Medicine were officially welcomed to the Baylor Health Care System clinical training program. These students were the first group participating in the Texas A&M College of Medicine Clinical Training Program in Dallas for third- and fourth-year medical students.

The affiliation furthers the College of Medicine 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 the community for decades to come.

In June 2012 we welcomed 25 third-year College of Medicine students, 37 in June 2013, and 48 in June 2014.

The cohort that transitions to Dallas does so following its first year in Bryan.

About the Community

Local History

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.

Location

The eighth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas covers approximately 378 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 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.

Parks and Recreation

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department maintains more than 23,464 park land acres including seven lakes and 145 developed trail miles. The city has 382 parks, five tennis centers, 180 playgrounds, 120 soccer fields, 115 picnic pavilions, 25 pools, 42 recreation centers and numerous sports fields and golf courses.

Special facilities include the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas Zoo, Fair Park, Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park and White Rock Lake.

Arts and Culture

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.