When training for a master’s degree in genetic counseling, students are primarily focused on clinical care. But a new program at Baylor College of Medicine will offer genetic counselors the opportunity to receive postgraduate training focused on research.
As the academic year roars to life, Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Health Professions is now led by Dr. Todd A. Reinhart, who started his new role as dean in July. He will oversee the School’s four programs: Physician Assistant, Doctor of Nursing Practice – Nurse Anesthesia, Orthotics and Prosthetics and Genetic Counseling.
Learn in this Q&A about Abigail Yesso, a student in Baylor’s Genetic Counseling Program, and her involvement in the inaugural Texas Society of Allied Health Professions Student Leadership Development initiative.
Speaking at Baylor College of Medicine’s Virtual Commencement Ceremony Thursday, Dr. Paul Klotman, president, CEO and executive dean, told the students that crises bring out inspiration that is tangible, often through the actions of one individual.
Baylor College of Medicine’s inaugural class of the Genetic Counseling Program in the School of Health Professions began training in July 2018. The 21-month program prepares graduates to engage individuals and families who are at risk for, or affected by, conditions that may have a genetic cause.