The Genetic Counseling Program offered at Baylor College of Medicine provides an integrated medical genetics graduate education. Students benefit from the School of Health Professions and Baylor College of Medicine environment, emphasizing the values of respect, integrity, innovation, teamwork, and excellence.
The Baylor College of Medicine Genetic Counseling Program provides students a transformative education in genomic medicine and the practice of genetic counseling. The outstanding clinical, laboratory and research faculty will empower graduates to be empathic professionals with effective critical thinking skills.
As leaders of genomic medicine integration, our graduates will serve as indispensable navigators of genetic service delivery.
Our exceptionally diverse patient care activities, including the nation's largest clinical genetics program with prenatal, pediatric, adult, and cancer clinical encounters, allow rich exposure to patients and families.
Our students have access to research activities within the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, which surpasses all other genetics departments nationally in funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Team-based instruction occurs within the didactic and clinical phases of our curriculum with experiences involving a mix of disciplines including medical, genetic counseling, nurse anesthesia, physician assistant, pharmacy, social work, and nursing students, ensuring a rich experience area of role socialization.
The home of the Genetic Counseling Program is the Baylor College of Medicine School of Health Professions. The program draws upon the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics' clinical and research expertise and the innovative educational models developed in collaboration with the School of Health Professions to meet all the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling requirements.