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The UT Southwestern Genetic Counseling Program (UTSWGCP) offers a breadth of diverse fieldwork experiences to support the development of practice-based competencies. Students will be immersed in fieldwork early in their training with two four-week observational rotations in their first semester. Beginning in the second semester, students will complete two six-week rotations per semester, including summer semester, for a total of eight rotations throughout their training.

Students will rotate through varied specialties and practice settings at sites across the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex. During the summer, students will have the opportunity to complete two full-time rotations in DFW or at affiliate sites outside the metroplex, including East and Central Texas and New Mexico. The UTSWGCP also can help facilitate external rotations at other sites of a student’s choosing. Additionally, students may pursue elective rotations during their second year. These can be clinical, research, or nonpatient facing rotations involving policy, advocacy, or other genetic counseling-related roles.

The following are participating fieldwork sites:


  • UT Southwestern Clinical Genetics
  • UT Southwestern Cardiology
  • UT Southwestern Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Center of Excellence
  • HD Genetics
  • Medical City Plano


  • UT Southwestern Cancer Genetics Program
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Medical City Dallas
  • Medical City Plano


  • UT Southwestern Ob/Gyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Clinic
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital Ob/Gyn Specialty Clinics
  • CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Maternal Fetal Medicine (Tyler, Texas)
  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialists of Texas
  • North Texas Perinatal Associates
  • Perinatal Associates of New Mexico (Albuquerque)
  • Piñon Perinatal (Albuquerque)


  • Children’s Health Genetics Clinic (general, metabolic, and neurology genetics)
  • Cook Children’s Genetics
  • Medical City Children’s Hospital
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple (Temple, Texas)
  • The University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital (Albuquerque)


  • Children’s Health Advanced Diagnostics (ADX) Laboratory
  • Myriad Genetics
  • Texas Oncology Genetic Risk Evaluation and Testing (GREAT) Program