Medical Genetics Fellowship

The UConn Medical Genetics Fellowship Program, in partnership with Connecticut Children's, is a unique program that offers a broad based approach to the field of genetics. Fellows will have opportunities to experience all areas of the field, including evaluation of patients with known or suspected inherited conditions, prenatal consultations and laboratory work with neuromuscular diseases and hereditary cancer.

It is the philosophy of the fellowship programs at UConn that hands on experience is the best education. Following the same vein, the fellow will be given graduated responsibility through the course of the program as to encourage autonomy and enhance confidence.

The two year program is a strictly medical genetics program. The fellow will do rotations and consultations dealing strictly with this field. It is offered to students who have completed a United States residency program.

Program Aims

  1. To train outstanding clinical medical geneticists who can independently deliver state-of-the-art diagnostic, management, and counseling services with a focus on addressing the unique healthcare needs of the citizens of Greater Hartford and the state of Connecticut, as well as improving access to genetics services for underserved populations within the state.
  2. To provide a rich training environment comprised of a broad range of clinical, laboratory, and research opportunities by leveraging alliances with local and regional institutions such as Jackson Labs, Integrated Genetics, and the Hospital for Special Care.
  3. To provide a unique and personalized training and mentoring experience with a focus on clinical care and general genetics practice that will help trainees clarify and realize their career and research aspirations.

Diversity and inclusion are foundational elements of the University of Connecticut Pediatric Fellowship Programs at Connecticut Children’s. Consistent with this focus we pursue diversity in all its varied expressions, including but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, and gender identity; with the goal of providing an educational environment that fosters the success of learners who are representative of the population of Connecticut, and a clinical environment that provides high quality healthcare to the myriad communities of the State.

Contact Information

Kierstyn Callahan
Program Coordinator

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