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Education and Training

Residency in Medical Genetics

The Medical Genetics Residency program is open to MD applicants who have completed a minimum of two years of residency in an ACGME-accredited program (usually pediatrics or internal medicine, although other disciplines may also be acceptable). The program duration is two years with 18 months of clinical training. Residents are involved in the evaluation, management and counseling of patients of all ages in the general medical genetics clinic, specialty clinics, and inpatient consultation service. In the remaining six months, the resident rotates through the Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics, and Biochemical Genetics laboratories and works on a research project with an identified mentor. 

Applications for residency starting in July 2017 should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Fellowship Program Overview

The goal of the fellowship in Medical Genetics is to provide further specialized training for MDs who have completed a residency in Medical Genetics. The fellow may choose to specialize in different areas of Medical Genetics research, including Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics or Clinical Cytogenetics. 

For those physicians who plan a career in academic genetics, there is a need for further experience and training in research after a residency in Medical Genetics. We, therefore, offer the Fellowship in Genetics - Research Track. In this track, the fellow works in the research area of their choice, laboratory or clinical, under the supervision of a mentor. 

Some individuals who have completed a residency in Medical Genetics which led to board certification by the ABMG in Clinical Genetics may also wish to become board certified in other specialty areas offered by the ABMG, such as Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, or Clinical Cytogenetics. The fellowship in Medical Genetics - Clinical Laboratory Specialty Track, offers these individuals the one additional required year of training in Clinical Biochemical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics, or Clinical Cytogenetics.