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Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency Curriculum

Master
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Rotations and Call Schedule

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Typically, rotations are in blocks of four weeks. Two residents are assigned to the inpatient consult service rotation, and they share call from home while on this rotation. There isn’t any home or in-house calls on other rotations. Residents also have three weeks of vacation each year. A representative resident schedule is listed below.

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PGY-1

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Inpatient Consult Service (3 blocks)

  • Participate in the management of inborn errors of metabolism for patients admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital or Baylor-St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Provide inpatient genetics consultations for children and adults at Texas Children’s Hospital and Pavilion for Women, Baylor-St. Luke’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital and Texas Woman’s Hospital
  • Work with nurses, genetic counselors and medical biochemical genetics fellows to assist physicians, parents and newborn screening nurses with patient management concerns

Metabolic/Skeletal Dysplasia – Texas Children’s Hospital (2 blocks)

  • Participate in weekly outpatient diagnostic evaluations and chronic management of children and adults with inborn errors of metabolism
  • Participate in monthly outpatient diagnostic evaluations and chronic management of individuals with skeletal dysplasias
  • Participate in weekly outpatient diagnostic evaluations in the pediatric genetics clinic

Neurogenetics – Texas Children’s Hospital (1 block)

  • Participate in outpatient diagnostic evaluations and chronic management of neurogenetic disorders and muscular dystrophy

Adult Genetics - Harris Health, VAMC & Baylor Clinic (3 blocks)

  • Participate in outpatient diagnostic evaluations and chronic management of adults with personal or family cancer risk, connective tissue disorders, cardiac disorders and others referred for genetic evaluations

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – Texas Children’s Hospital (2 blocks)

  • Participate in outpatient management of children with bone marrow failure, cancer genetic syndromes and syndromes with an increased risk of cancer

Elective – Outpatient (2 blocks)

  • Outpatient experiences at resident’s discretion
  • Participate in weekly outpatient diagnostic evaluations in the pediatric genetics clinic
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PGY-2

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Inpatient Consult Service (3 blocks)

  • Participate in the management of inborn errors of metabolism for patients admitted to Texas Children’s Hospital or Baylor-St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Provide inpatient genetics consultations for children and adults at Texas Children’s Hospital and Pavilion for Women, Baylor-St. Luke’s Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital and Texas Woman’s Hospital
  • Work with nurses, genetic counselors and medical biochemical genetics fellows to assist physicians, parents and newborn screening nurses with patient management concerns

Prenatal Genetics – Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women (1 block)

  • Participate in outpatient prenatal consultations

Diagnostic Laboratory – Baylor Genetics Laboratory (2 blocks)

  • Observe laboratory techniques and interpretation of laboratory results

TeleHealth – VAMC and Consultagene (1 block)

  • Provide telehealth services for the VA region and through the online portal Consultagene

Research (6 blocks)

  • Research and/or QI project to meet resident career plan needs
  • Participate in weekly outpatient diagnostic evaluations in the general genetics clinic
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