School of Health Professions

Genetic Counseling Program

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Update on Program Interviews

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCM genetic counseling program made the transition to remote interviews and successfully filled its nine slots for the class of 2022 through the NMS match. Please contact program leadership with any questions you may have regarding the 2020 application cycle.

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Why Baylor?

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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, which places emphasis on the values of respect, integrity, innovation, teamwork, and excellence.

There are many schools that can train you to be a genetic counselor. Why should you select Baylor?

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Our location in the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical complex, gives our students access to several of the nation’s leading hospitals. Our exceptionally diverse patient care activities, including the nation’s largest clinical genetics program with prenatal, pediatric, adult and cancer clinical encounters, allows rich exposure to patients and families.

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Research

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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. The partnership between the diagnostic laboratory, Baylor Genetics, and the College provides unique educational experiences for students seeking either laboratory or industry related genetic counseling careers.

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Multicultural Experiences

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Houston is the most diverse large metropolitan area in the nation. In addition to the diversity of the local population, the institutions of the Texas Medical Center attract patients from around the world.  This exposure to health beliefs and practices influenced by cultural origins provides exceptional understanding of how to approach the provision of patient-centered care. Our students also gain valuable insights through community outreach programs and supplemental activities that transform perspectives on disease and redefine personalized medical care.

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Faculty

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The education, research and clinical service roles of the more than 35 genetic counselors who form the principal faculty of the Genetic Counseling Program ensure student exposure to seasoned instructors, reputable researchers, and clinicians in active practice in the specialties of prenatal, pediatric, adult, cancer, and laboratory genetic counseling.

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Interdisciplinary Education

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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 in the area of role socialization.

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Educational and Support Resources

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The College provides access to standardized patients, rotation evaluation tools, streaming videos of lectures, the TMC library system, and quality after-class environments for study. Academic and support services for students promote academic excellence, health and wellness, and student engagement.

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Genetic Counseling Program Webinar

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Our 2020 webinar will be held at 6:00 p.m. Central Time on October 14. Registration for this webinar is now open. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information you need to join.

Register Today
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Genetic Counseling Insights: Pilar Magoulas

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Pilar Magoulas, chief of genetic counseling at Baylor College of Medicine speaks about her career.

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Genetic Counseling Insight: Jill Mokry

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Baylor College of Medicine genetic counselor, Jill Mokry speaks about her research-focused career.

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Mission and Vision

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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.

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Accreditation

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The Genetic Counseling program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC), Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, Inc, 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Ste 300, McLean, VA 22102. Telephone: (703) 506 - 7667. Visit the College's accreditation page for information about other accrediting agencies that review Baylor College of Medicine's educational programs.

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School of Health Professions

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The home of the Genetic Counseling Program is the Baylor College of Medicine School of Health Professions. The program draws upon the clinical and research expertise of the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics and the innovative educational models developed in collaboration with the School of Health Professions to meet all the requirements of Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. 

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Apply

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Ready to begin your journey to becoming a genetic counselor? Learn about our admissions process and get started today!

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Internships for Prospective Students

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Are you considering a career in genetic counseling? Want to discover if this is the right career path for you?

Learn about our Summer Internship Program
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Future of Genetic Counseling

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Read the article program director Dan Riconda published in the March 2018 issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics titled, "Genetic counselor training for the next generation: Where do we go from here?"

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Texas Transcript

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Read the interview with program director, Dan Riconda in the July 2017 issue of the Texas Transcript, the official newsletter of the Texas Society for Genetic Counselors.

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