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Medical Genetics

The goal of the Medical Genetics fellowship program 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 American Board of Genetics and Genomics (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. 

Program Overview

   
Positions offered per year One to three
Current number of fellows One
Program duration Two years required, three years optional
Accrediting body American Board of Genetics and Genomics
Match participation? No
How to apply? Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS)
Contact person

Marie McDonald, MD 
Director, Medical Genetics Training Program
DUMC, Box 3528
Durham, North Carolina 27710 
919.684.2036 
919.684.8944 fax
mcdon035@mc.duke.edu 

Elizabeth Sasser
Program Coordinator
Box 2739 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
919.684.9140
919.660.2041 fax
elizabeth.sasser@duke.edu

Program director

Marie McDonald, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
919.684.2063
mcdon035@mc.duke.edu 

Current fellows

First year
William Hannah, MD
(Clinical Biochemical Genetics)