Education in Genetics
The Human Genome, the full reading of the 25,000 or so genes found in each of our cells, holds clues to health, illness, behavior and emotion. These clues are not always easily understood, especially in this age of thirty-second sound-bites. Often an experienced guide is helpful to make sense of the science and clear away the jargon. As such, education is a key mission of the Emory Department of Human Genetics and we take seriously our responsibility to teach and facilitate an understanding of all things genetic. Our involvement occurs across multiple levels and with varying audiences:
Training in Genetics for Physician Assistant Students, Nursing Students, and Medical School Students
- We provide formal student training through our participation in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing at Emory University.
- If you are a student at another medical school and would like to do a rotation in medical genetics, please find more information through Emory School of Medicine.
Training in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling
- We offer a Master of Medical Science degree program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling which is
accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Click here for more information on the Emory Genetic
Counseling Training Program.
Training in Human Genetics for Graduate Students
Training in Human and Medical Genetics for Postgraduate Students
- We offer a residency in Clinical Genetics and laboratory fellowships in Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Genetics through an American Board of Medical Genetics accredited training program. Click here for more information on our residency and fellowship programs.
An NIH-funded Training Program in Human Disease Genetics
- The Training Program in Human Disease Genetics funds graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Dept. of Human Genetics. In addition to their research, these trainees participate in a series of didactic classes and in clinical rotations in the Division of Medical Genetics. For more information click here.
- We hold a research-based, nutrition education camp for young women with specific metabolic disorders to promote a better understanding of the disorder, address dietary challenges, and provide a supportive environment. Click here for more information about our annual metabolic camp.
For more information about any of these educational opportunities, contact us.