Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics Fellowship

The two-year Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics Fellowship in the Department of Pathology is fully accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics with formal affiliation, as required, with the Clinical Medical Genetics Residency Program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Prerequisite Training/Selection Criteria

Candidates with a medical degree (M.D.) must have successfully completed requirements for board eligibility in a residency of their choice and also be eligible for a Texas institutional permit. The candidates with a Ph.D. must have obtained their doctoral degree in the field of genetics, human genetics, or a related field, as approved by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). Additional selection criteria include consideration of the candidate’s career goals and any other prior training, research, or practice experience.

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Fellowship Goals and Objectives

The goal of the Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics Fellowship Program to is to train candidates to become excellent clinical cytogeneticists. To this end, it is our objective to provide candidates with comprehensive academic and practical training in the following areas: laboratory methodology; interpretation and correlation of clinical cytogenetic findings; communication of cytogenetic results to clinicians, counselors, and patients; and issues of laboratory management, operation, administration, and accreditation.

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Support will be commensurate with the applicant's level of training.

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