The clinical experience is broad and intensive because of the availability of comprehensive clinical services and our large group of clinical faculty; the comprehensive diagnostic laboratory, Baylor Genetics, which includes areas of cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, and molecular genetics; an active prenatal diagnosis program; and a number of medically relevant research projects.
The primary teaching facilities for the program are the Baylor Clinic, Texas Children's Hospital and Ben Taub Hospital, in addition to minor clinical duties at Houston Methodist, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, The Michael DeBakey VA Medical Center, The Woman’s Hospital of Texas and St. Joseph Medical Center. The various clinics and inpatient consults amount to well over 6,000 patient encounters yearly.
Awards and Support
The trainees in the department have an exceptional track record for obtaining research training awards (NIH K08 and K23 grants as well as private funding sources) that provide funding for salary and research to facilitate the transition from resident to junior faculty.
Financial support is provided for trainees to attend at least one scientific or clinical meeting annually where they present their research. The recommended annual meetings include the following: American Society of Human Genetics, American College of Medical Genetics, and American Society for Clinical Investigation. In addition, residents attend the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders - North American Metabolic Academy and are provided electronic resources for their training (hardware and software).