To provide an innovative and rigorous program of training that prepares genetic counselors to serve the needs of the healthcare community today while paving the way for incorporating the genomic medicine advances of tomorrow.
The Emory University School of Medicine Genetic Counseling Training Program was established in 2011, and is the only program of its kind in the state of GA. This graduate program offers a unique combination of cutting-edge coursework, extensive and varied clinical experiences, research opportunities and a program-long focus internship in one of four areas: public health genetics, expanded clinical practice, clinical genetics research and laboratory genetic counseling.
The Emory Genetic Counseling Training program's is housed within the Department of Human Genetics on the beautiful Emory Campus in Atlanta, GA. The Emory Department of Human Genetics ranks in the top 10 departments in the country, with a full-fledged basic research faculty and a comprehensive medical genetics division which includes Emory Genetics Clinics and Emory Genetics Laboratory. The department also provides training in human and medical genetics for graduate students, laboratory fellows and residents.
The Emory Genetic Counseling Training program will accept its third class of 10 students to begin in the summer of 2014. Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2013. The program has received Provisional Accreditation* from the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling.
*Provisional Accreditation is awarded initially to all new training programs, and fully qualifies any graduate to sit for the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification examination.