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Educational Opportunities

The Division of Genetics is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents, and healthcare professionals. During their first year, medical students take six genetic lectures as part of their biochemistry course. Their genetics education continues as a third-year medical student when they rotate through pediatrics and participate in an interactive lecture focused on clinical applicability. Third-year medical students and pediatric residents have the opportunity to take a genetics elective, which is an opportunity to learn more about clinics and our patient population. Our didactic outreach includes a genetic lecture series to maternal fetal medicine fellows as well as a bimonthly division conference where clinicians and guest speakers present interesting cases, the latest technology and diagnostic challenges.

Our clinicians also provide educational outreach to the general public, high schools and undergraduate institutions. We are proud to have engagement on the national level with previous speaking engagements at the annual education conferences for the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American College of Medical Genetics, the American Society for Human Genetics, and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists.