Cristie Columbus, MD

Associate Dean Campus - Dallas
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Baylor University Medical Center has a long history of medical education, tracing its origins back to the University of Dallas Medical Department, founded in 1900. From those humble beginnings, Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC)has grown to a 1,065 bed teaching hospital, ranked in the top tier in patient satisfaction among teaching hospitals in the country by Consumer Reports and in the top 10 percent nationally in overall quality of care by The Delta Group. Baylor University Medical Center is an urban tertiary referral center accepting patients from all over North Texas. As the flagship of the Baylor Health Care System, BUMC is an American College of Surgeons Level I trauma-certified facility and provides full service care for patients with all types of medical and surgical needs. It is probably best known for cardiology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, OB-GYN, medical and surgical oncology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pulmonology, transplantation services (both solid organ and bone marrow), trauma surgery, and urology. BUMC is certified as a Primary Stroke Care Center and was the first hospital in the United States to receive Ventricular Assist Device certification from the Joint Commission.

The combination of education and hands-on training make Baylor University Medical Center one of the most competitive residency programs in the country. BUMC sponsors over 220 residents and fellows in internal medicine and subspecialties, general surgery and subspecialties, OB-GYN, dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology and subspecialties, and pathology and subspecialties, as well as hosting various resident and fellow rotations from outside institutions.

Baylor Medical Center at Garland sponsors a family medicine residency as well. Both institutions have served as training sites for third- and fourth-year medical students from multiple medical schools within Texas as well as around the country. The faculty, residents and fellows are very excited about the affiliation with the Texas A&M College of Medicine and the opportunity to provide clinical training for its students.

The campus offers a unique educational experience with a wide variety of patients, including both private and underserved populations, multi-level specialty and subspecialty resources, an enthusiastic attending faculty and resident staff that understand the educational needs of medical students, and the opportunity to train at a cutting-edge urban tertiary referral center. We look forward to the privilege of providing the clinical component of your medical school career.


Contact Information

Department of Medical Education
3500 Gaston Avenue
1-Roberts, Suite 1000
Dallas, TX  75246


Kirsten Ryan
Executive Assistant