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 selection process involves submission of an application and an interview at the UT-Houston Medical School. Between 20 and 25 people are selected for an interview from a pool of approximately 80 applicants. Interviews are held in early Spring and final notification of admission to the program is carried out in coordination with all of the genetic counseling programs in the United States.
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 www.nsgc.org or visit with a genetic counselor in your community. For more information on becoming a competitive applicant, please click here.