About Our Programs
Throughout the evolution of the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, there has been a strong emphasis on training and education. Our training programs began in 1987 and we have had hundreds of trainees graduate from our programs. There has been no higher priority in the department. The growth and development of the department and clinical enterprises are inextricably linked to the excellence of the trainees and training programs.
The Medical Genetics and Genomics residency programs at Baylor College of Medicine are designed to prepare individuals for an academic career by providing an integrated experience in both clinical and experimental genetics. Training activities in clinical genetics and research are coordinated through the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics. Our programs prepare the trainee to care for both pediatric and adult patients with cytogenetic, biochemical, and developmental diseases, and gain laboratory experience in a chosen area of medical genetics and genomics.
Our programs enjoy preeminence in the genetics community and are approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and are supported by a training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. We are currently approved for a total of 12 residents.
Find out more information about each of the residency programs we offer: