ABMGG Laboratory Fellowship Program

The goal of a laboratory fellowship program is to train individuals with a doctoral degree (M.D., D.O. and/or Ph.D.) to direct, perform and interpret genomic/ genetic laboratory analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases. ABMGG requires a minimum of two-year training in the first subspecialty and a minimum of one additional year training for subsequent subspecialty. For certification requirements and eligibility, see American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).

At the end of our fellowship, you will be prepared to direct a diagnostic genetic/genomic laboratory and to act as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis for a range of disorders. Training includes didactic sessions, clinical conferences, laboratory bench work, clinical case sign out, communication of results to clinical colleagues and patients, and test validation projects. An additional year of fellowship is available by arrangement to allow for more in depth research pursuits. The training includes varying amounts of all aspects of medical genetics (i.e. clinical genetics, genetic counseling, biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics). Each fellow must build up a logbook with at least 150 clinical cases that he/she makes at least 50% of contribution to the completion for each of them. UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.

If you are an MD who is interested in non-laboratory based training, click here for information about the Medical Genetics Residency/Fellowship Program at UCSF. Note: If you are interesting in applying to the Medical Genetics Residency Program you must apply through ERAS.


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