Laboratory Genetics Training is found under Fellowships
The UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program, which is coordinated through Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Medical Genetics. This program, utilizes the faculty and resources of UCLA's Westwood campus, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. It is designed for the postdoctoral training of individuals who have completed a primary residency and are highly motivated toward academic, clinical and research careers in the field of medical genetics. The Intercampus Program brings together the many UCLA faculty members interested in human and medical genetics from the basic science departments of the School of Medicine, the College of Letters and Sciences, the Molecular Biology Institute, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Medical Genetics Units at the three hospitals.
The Clinical Genetics Program, which is open to MDs, DOs, or equivalent, is two-years in duration, with an optional third year for those wishing to pursue a second Genetics Board certification. The genetics trainees receive extensive hands-on experience in clinical genetics, didactic information about the specialty of medical genetics, as well as skills in conducting clinical and/or laboratory-based research, writing manuscripts and research grants, and organizing and delivering lectures and seminars to a wide variety of groups. Additional time is spent doing consults and gaining experience in prenatal diagnosis, genetic screening, genetic counseling, and teratology counseling. Teaching includes clinical genetics and dysmorphology, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics and cytogenetics, the genetics of common internal medicine diseases and the principles of genetic diagnosis, counseling, prenatal diagnosis, population genetics and genetic epidemiology.
Trainees also spend time obtaining required experience in the cytogenetics laboratory, and clinical biochemical and clinical molecular genetics laboratories. Trainees are expected to attend all research and clinical seminars at their base hospital. The mix of clinical cases, conferences, and lectures is intended to provide comprehensive training in medical genetics, dysmorphology, teratology, and prenatal diagnosis, molecular diagnosis, and biochemical genetics. Specialized clinics, including craniofacial, skeletal dysplasia, metabolic disorders, and neurological disorders such as tuberous sclerosis, neuro-fibromatosis, Huntington disease and muscular disorders, are also available as part of the training program.
The overall purpose of the Program is to provide trainees with broad knowledge of medical genetics and extensive experience in genetic research so they can enter the clinical workplace as fully trained geneticists or the academic community as independent investigators.
The goals of the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program are to provide postdoctoral training to highly motivated, academically oriented of individuals with:
- A broad, in-depth educational program covering all aspects of human and medical genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and related fields;
- Sufficient high-quality, clinical genetics training fulfilling the requirements of the ACGME and the American Board of Medical Genetics for both clinical and clinical laboratory certification;
- Clinical or laboratory research training of the highest quality and sufficient intensity and duration to produce productive independent genetic investigators.
For more information, please visit the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program website or contact Patricia Kearney, Program Coordinator, at:
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