Clinical Laboratory Fellowship Training in Medical Genetics

Clinical Laboratory Fellowship Training in Medical Genetics

Fellowships are open to individuals with M.D. or Ph.D. degrees, or their equivalent, seeking academic, clinical and research training in human and medical genetics. The program offers clinical laboratory training in Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Genetics, and is accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). Detailed information about requirements for ABMG training can be found at http://www.abmg.org/ .  Applicants with doctoral degrees from outside the US or Canada will be considered; however, foreign doctoral degrees must be reviewed by the ABMG Credentials Committee before consideration for admission to the program (for more information see http://www.abmg.org/pages/training_options.shtml).

Nearly 30,0000 samples are submitted each year to the Emory Genetics Laboratory for clinical laboratory testing, providing an ample opportunity for experience in a wide variety of categories of testing in all three laboratory disciplines. Emory Genetics Laboratory utilizes state of the art techniques, such as whole genome and targeted array technologies, next generation sequencing, MALDI-TOF/TOF and tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS), as well as more traditional clinical laboratory techniques, to provide patients and their physicians the most thorough laboratory evaluation.

The clinical laboratory training program consists of two years of clinical laboratory training.

Clinical Laboratory Training

A minimum of 24 months of full-time clinical laboratory training is required for biochemical, cytogenetics and molecular genetics specialties. Training is available for individuals who wish to become certified in two different laboratory specialties. Applications will be considered independently for each specialty.

Upon completion of the clinical laboratory training, successful candidates will have completed the required coursework, collected all the cases for their logbook to be submitted to the ABMG, and acquired the technical and interpretative skills necessary to direct a clinical laboratory.