M.D. Residency/Ph.D. Fellowship Training in Medical Genetics

Emory University offers a fully accredited ACGME Board Certification in medical genetics for physicians who have successfully completed an ACMGE residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn or in a related residency program.  The formal medical genetics residency is two years. A third fellowship year in research or in sub-specialty training is strongly encouraged.   

Emory’s medical genetics residency offers the opportunity to train in one the largest and most dynamic academic clinical, laboratory and research genetics programs in the country. Located in one of the fastest growing and ethnically diverse regions of the U.S., for nearly 40 years Emory Genetics has been the local, regional and national resource for the diagnosis, management and investigation of genetic and metabolic disorders. Children and adults with a variety of genetic disorders are evaluated and managed in one of our general pediatric or adult genetics clinics. In-patient genetic/metabolic consultations are provided to all Emory University and Emory affiliated hospitals, including the hospitals of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Our specialty genetic clinics include those for Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Fragile X Syndrome, Down Syndrome, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Neurofibromatosis, Craniofacial Disorders, Cancer and Prenatal Genetics. Yearly, nearly 4,000 adults and children are evaluated in one of our clinics. Our genetic resident’s exposure in the clinic, hospital and laboratory encompasses a diversity of genetic disorders that is rarely found in other genetic residency programs. The strength of our genetic residency lies in our integrated program for clinical and laboratory genetics with basic and translational human genetics research and education. Over 50 faculty members in the Department of Human Genetics are some of the brightest and best leaders in clinical and human genetics ranging in talents from genetic research, medicine, and science.

Applications for the 2018 residency year can be made by registering with the National Resident Matching Program and submitting application materials through ERAS.