Welcome to the Rice-BCM Health, Humanism and Society Scholars Program!
The Rice-Baylor College of Medicine Health, Humanism and Society Scholars program (HHASS) identifies Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) faculty interested in mentoring Rice students majoring in Humanities or Social Sciences. The program allows Rice undergraduate students to earn 3-6 hours of course credit and receive valuable experience by assisting BCM faculty members with their research or formal scholarship projects.
Rice undergraduate students are competitively selected for the program. Once accepted, students choose one specific research internship project with a working scientist at Baylor College of Medicine whose work focuses on Social Science or Education research or Humanities scholarship in medical sciences. BCM faculty are encouraged to identify reseach projects with a year-long time span. Students enroll for the fall semester (beginning late August) with the expectation that they will devote two semesters to the project (assuming satisfactory completion of the first semester).
BCM faculty evaluate student progress twice per semester-- once at midterm, and then again towards the end of the semester. Evaluations from BCM faculty are extremely important; the student receives a grade for their work during the semester, and also receives course credit.