Educational Opportunities

The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics offers a broad array of valuable educational and training opportunities for medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows, postdoctoral trainees, as well as continuing medical education opportunities. 

For additional information about the residency program, fellowships, and the graduate program, please explore each individual program's site.

Ph.D. Program

Looking for a program that will equip you with a strong foundation in genetic and genomic principles that you can utilize to guide the development of innovative treatment options to improve human health?  Learn more about the Ph.D. program in Genetics & Genomics.

Residency & Clinical Laboratory Fellowship Programs

Our Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency Programs are designed to prepare individuals for an academic career by providing an integrated experience in both clinical and experimental genetics. We are also accredited by the ABMGG for clinical laboratory fellowship training in Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics.

Postdoctoral Training

There are more than 100 postdoctoral trainees in the laboratories of the genetics training faculty.

Genetics and Genomics Pathway

Through the Genetics and Genomics Pathway, medical students will gain a deeper understanding of a broad range of genetic conditions and the complexities of genetic testing, as well as, increase their awareness of the social concerns of those affected by genetic disorders.

Medical Research Pathway

The Medical Research Pathway is a five year program with the goal to train M.D. graduates in hypotheses driven basic, translational and clinical research. 

Masters in Genetic Counseling Program

Offered through the School of Health Professions, the Masters in Genetic Counseling Program provides an integrated medical genetics graduate education for students seeking either laboratory or industry related genetic counseling careers.

Evenings with Genetics

Evenings with Genetics is a seminar series that is sponsored by the Department and Texas Children's Hospital. These seminars are open to the community. 

Medical Genetics Diversity Visiting Students Program

A four-week long program, students will be able to rotate between a clinical genetics area and a genetics/genomics laboratory while working with a faculty mentor in each area.