Welcome to the Baylor College of Medicine Genetic Counseling Program in Houston, Texas. There are many schools that can train you to be a genetic counselor. Why should you select Baylor?

Texas Medical Center

As the largest medical complex in the world, the Texas Medical Center offers world-class facilities for the training of physicians, scientists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers and other health professionals. Within the Texas Medical Center, students have access to the faculty, facilities, and resources required to support an unrivaled learning experience.

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine is ranked among the nation’s leading health science universities. The M.D. program is ranked among the top 25 for research and in the top 10 for primary care. Ph.D. programs at Baylor rank among the top 25 and the College is ranked 19th in the nation for funding from the National Institutes of Health. Within the School of Health Professions, the nurse anesthesia program is ranked second in the nation and the physician assistant program is ranked 13th. The orthotics and prosthetics program was the first to offer a combined didactic and clinical curriculum.

credit: Visit Houston
Multicultural Experiences

Houston is the most diverse large metropolitan area in the nation. In addition to the diversity of the local population, the institutions of the Texas Medical Center attract patients from around the world. Our students train in a mix of public and private hospitals as well as community-based facilities, providing rich exposure to patients and families from many cultures and ethnic groups. This exposure to health beliefs and practices influenced by cultural origins provides exceptional understanding of how to approach the provision of patient-centered care.

Interdisciplinary Education

Team-based instruction occurs within the didactic and clinical phases of our curriculum with experiences involving a mix of disciplines including medical, genetic counseling, nurse anesthesia, physician assistant, pharmacy, social work, and nursing students ensuring a rich experience in the area of role socialization.

Experienced Faculty

The education, research and clinical service roles of the principal faculty of the Genetic Counseling Program ensure student exposure to seasoned instructors, reputable researchers, and clinicians in active practice in the specialties of prenatal, pediatric, adult, cancer, and laboratory genetic counseling.

Educational and Support Resources

The College provides access to standardized patients, rotation evaluation tools, streaming videos of lectures, the TMC library system, and quality after-class environments for study. Academic and support services for students promote academic excellence, health and wellness, and student engagement.

School of Health Professions

The Genetic Counseling Program is under the auspices of the Baylor College of Medicine School of Health Professions. Visit the School’s site to learn about other programs offered and academic and support services available to students, view the School of Health Professions Student Handbook, School-related news and events, and more.

Diversity and Inclusion

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty, and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. Read our Diversity and Inclusion policy and learn about College-wide initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusion.