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Molecular and Human Genetics

Houston, Texas

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
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Training Pathways

Two-year Medical Genetics Residency

Many of our residents (formerly called fellows) come to the program after having completed a residency in another specialty. These individuals are required to complete two years of training in genetics to be eligible for ABMG certification in clinical genetics. These individuals are also eligible for board-certification in their primary specialty.

Sample block diagram of the rotations for the two-year residency

Within the 2-year training period, it is expected that six months of research work can be accomplished. Review the Faculty list for possible mentors and/or research projects that would be of interest to you. On a case by case basis, a third year in the program is recommended for further research work.

Five-year Combined Pediatrics/Medical Genetics Residency

Individuals may enter a combined residency in pediatrics and medical genetics directly from medical school and after five years of residency will be eligible for ABMG certification in Clinical Genetics as well as American Board of Pediatrics certification in Pediatrics.

Sample block diagram of the rotations for the five-year combined residency

Medical Biochemical Genetics

Medical Biochemical Genetics is a newly-approved training pathway that is accredited by the ACGME RRC for medical genetics. This one year training program is meant to provide additional training in the diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism. Board-certification is available through the ABMG. Currently, Medical Biochemical Genetics does not use the NRMP for those applying for the fellowship. Most individuals apply to the program 12-18 months before the anticipated start date. Interviews are granted based upon review of the application package and there is no set time frame for interviews.

Rotations for Medical Biochemical Genetics Training

July Inpatient
August Outpatient
September Inpatient
October Outpatient
November Inpatient
December Outpatient
January Laboratory
February Outpatient
March Inpatient
April Outpatient
May Inpatient
June Outpatient

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