The Medical Genetics Fellowship Program sponsored by UConn Health is a two-year program that consists of both broad based clinical training and research opportunities. Graduates of this program will be eligible for ABMG certification as clinical geneticists in the discipline of medical genetics.
Fellows rotate through UConn Medical Group, UConn John Dempsey Hospital, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Hospital for Special Care, and Integrated Genetics Laboratories. The rotations include general genetics, prenatal genetics, inherited metabolic disorders, adult genetics, hereditary cancer, teratology (through the pregnancy and risk line exposure), cytogenetics and laboratory genetics.
Through the course of this program, the fellow will take on increasing responsibilities, including independently supervising medical students and pediatric residents on rotation in the clinical setting and presenting patient care management at multidisciplinary conferences.
The fellowship program combines clinical training with opportunities in laboratory experiences, formal course work, research training and the achievement of practice-based competencies in order to develop the skills to practice as a clinical geneticist. The program also encourages the fellow to explore specific areas of interest, including expertise and/or clinical research.
As one of the major treatment centers in Connecticut, the patient population is extremely diverse. This exposure to such a variety of conditions combined with the individual attention of a dedicated and passionate teaching staff distinguishes the UConn program from other medical genetics programs.