Middle schoolers get glimpse into education, experience at Baylor

More than 300 Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan sixth grade students took in presentations from Baylor faculty and students on topics ranging from anatomy to the importance of hard work this week.

Dr. Alicia Monroe, provost and senior vice president of academic and faculty affairs at Baylor, reminded the students that academic success builds personal character.

“We are confident that you will continue to persevere and strive for excellence in your academic work so that your character, as well as your intellect, will distinguish you as outstanding citizens and scholars,” she said.

In an interactive presentation, Dr. Tyson Pillow, associate professor of emergency medicine, urged the students to invest in a career that they love.

“I love education. It is a key in life to find something that you absolutely love to do and do it,” he said.

Pillow then asked the students to picture themselves working in their future careers.

A health sciences magnet school, BCMA at Ryan was established in 2013 by the Houston Independent School District in partnership with Baylor.

View photos from the visit below.

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-By Nicole Blanton

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