Offered for the first time in 2017, this 4 year program is based in the Department of Pediatrics in conjunction with the Department of Medicine, and is is open to senior medical students at US or Canadian medical or osteopathic schools. Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the Clinical Genetics and Genomics Board Exam administered by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) and the Pediatrics Board Exam administered by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

A period of research training supported by the T32 program is recommended to prepare for an academic career.

Philosophy

This program builds on the history of excellence in both residency programs, and is designed to train the next generation of academic leaders in pediatric medical genetics. The philosophy of the program is to use the most advanced concepts and techniques of genetics and genomics in the elucidation of problems in pediatric medical genetics.

Research as well as clinical competence is stressed. After completion of clinical training, we anticipate a protected period of postdoctoral research supported by our nationally recognized and NIH supported T32 Medical Genetics research training program to allow our graduates to be competitive for funding and academic faculty positions.