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Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship


The Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellowship offered in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSWMC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This is a two year program designed per the guidelines of the ACGME to gain eligibility to take the LGG certification of examination.

The training is intense, covering clinical cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetics, and also provides basic laboratory training in biochemical and forensic genetics, and in clinical and cancer genetics. Although much of the two year time is allocated to meet the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics-mandated course, we strongly encourage scholarly activity in areas of personal interest throughout the training period. The trainees spend at least 18 months in the core training areas (cytogenetics and molecular genetics), and one month each in the ancillary areas (biochemical genetics, clinical genetics, cancer genetics, fetal genetics).

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