publication date: Jul. 29, 2016

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Shire, ACMG Foundation Offering Fellowships in Medical Genetics

 

Applications are being accepted for the ACMG Foundation/Shire Laboratory Geneticist Fellowship Awards and Clinical Genetics Residency Program. The program will facilitate 10 one-to-two-year training awards for medical geneticists over the next three years, after a $1.65 million commitment from Shire.

Applications are available online and will be due in early September for residency programs accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, beginning in July 2017.

“We are at a transformative time in the integration of medical genetics into healthcare but we have a deficit of laboratory and clinical geneticists in the United States,” said ACMG Foundation Executive Director Michael Watson. “A core priority, therefore, of the ACMG Foundation is supporting the education and growth of future geneticists. A critical element to growing our genetics workforce is through fellowships and residency awards and we look forward to receiving many qualified applicants for the new ACMG Foundation/Shire Laboratory Geneticist Fellowship Awards and Clinical Genetics Residency Program.”

Fellowships are available in three categories: Clinical Laboratory Fellowships, Clinical Genetics Residencies and Medical Biochemical Genetics Subspecialty Fellowships.

Clinical Laboratory Fellowships are for clinical laboratory geneticists who develop and implement new tests, provide ongoing assurance of the quality of routine tests, interpret test results and communicate these results to healthcare providers. Training involves a two-year fellowship following the completion of a PhD degree or a medical genetics residency for single specialty certification, and one extra year for each additional laboratory specialty.

Fellowship activities focus on the development, application and interpretation of genetic and genomic laboratory tests while also learning about the administrative requirements necessary to meet national laboratory compliance standards, leading to the ability of the … Continue reading 42-30 Shire, ACMG Foundation Offering Fellowships in Medical Genetics

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