Genetics major in Texas
The University of Texas Genetic Counseling Program at Houston
The University of Texas-Houston offers a challenging and unique program in genetic counseling, which is administered through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in association with the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at the UT Medical School at Houston. The UT GCP was founded in 1989 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling. The selection process involves submission of an application and an interview at the UT-Houston Medical School. Approximately 30-35 people are selected to interview from a pool of 90-100 applicants. Interviews are held in the spring and final notification of admission to the program is carried out in compliance with guidelines set forth by the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD) on a pre-determined universal acceptance date, typically in late April.
Genetic counseling is an exciting career choice. Genetic counselors work with families to help them understand and cope with the complex medical options and decisions which they now face. In order to determine if genetic counseling is an appropriate career move for you, visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ website at or visit with a genetic counselor in your community. For more information on becoming a competitive applicant, please click .
What makes UT GCP special?
Students. They come from all over the U.S. and have many different experiences. They have worked in labs and volunteered their time in varied experiences that contribute to their becoming successful genetic counselors.
Surroundings. The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in U.S. and provides unique training experiences. Training sites for the Genetic Counseling Program include The University of Texas Medical School, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Shriners Hospital for Children, Baylor College of Medicine, numerous outreach clinics located in industry, private clinics and public health settings. TMC hosts numerous scholarly events and is the workplace of many renowned genetics professionals
Staff. All of the healthcare personnel working with the Program do so because they love genetics and teaching. We all put our hearts into the Program, and it shows!
Supervision. Students begin seeing patients in January of their first year, working with the guidance of experienced supervisors. Rotation experiences are varied, student autonomy is fostered, and successful clinical experiences are achieved.
Support. From the Program Directors to your fellow students, we have developed an extensive network of support, guidance and camaraderie for each student. This goal is achieved through mentoring and advising programs, social functions, and one-on-one meetings with Program Directors.
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