You may download the application (pdf) for the program. This is a PDF form you may complete on your computer with Adobe Reader. You must have the most recent version of Adobe Reader. Please return the completed form to Patricia Kearney, along with your CV, by e-mail. If you are unable to download the application or complete it on your computer, you may request a Word formated application by sending a message.
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To be considered for an interview, you must have a completed application file. This means you must submit the items listed below.
MD's seeking Clinical Genetics Residency training:
- Copy of your CV
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
One of these letters must be from your current program director or their designee.
- Copy of your USMLE scores, parts 1 and 2
- Copy of USMLE scores, part 3, if available
- Medical School Transcript
Applicant graduates**from Non-USA/Canada medical schools must also have on file:
- California Medical Board letter ("Applicant Status Letter") or current California Medical License
- ECFMG certificate
- **Applicants from Non-USA/Canada medical schools who have not yet graduted at the time of application must have the above listed items on file by commencement of postraduate training.
At the Program Director's discretion, interviews may take place without these items, however all items must be received before ranking/offer.
PhD's seeking Genetics Fellowship in any of the Laboratory Specialties:
- Three (3) letters of recommendation*
One of these letters must be from your current supervisor, thesis advisor or department/division director.
- Copy of your CV
Information for Foreign Graduates
International Doctoral Degrees and International Graduate Medical Training
1. All individuals seeking certification by the ABMG must fulfill all basic requirements for certification as outlined in the Program Requirements section.
2. All individuals with a doctoral degree earned outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico must petition the ABMG Credentials Committee at the ABMG Administrative Office in writing prior to applying to our program for medical genetics training in an ABMG-accredited fellowship or ACGME-accredited clinical genetics residency program. The ABMG will determine the equivalency of your doctoral degree.
Information regarding the process to obtain your training equivalency and the documents required by the ABMG may be found here:
American Board of Medical Genetics
3. Individuals interested in entering an ACGME-accredited clinical genetics residency, who have received graduate medical training outside the US, Canada or Puerto Rico, must petition the ABMG Credentials Committee at the ABMG Administrative Office in writing prior to applying to our training program for determination of equivalency of their graduate medical training. Please go to above link for instructions on applying for an equivalency review.
The Credentials Committee may grant graduate medical training equivalency for two years*, one year**, or no years***.
* If the Credentials Committee grants two years of graduate medical training equivalency, the individual does not need to complete any further basic training in an ACGME-accredited residency program. However, the individual must hold a current Medical License from one of the 50 United States in order to sit for the Examination.
**If the Credentials Committee grants one year of graduate medical training equivalency, the individual must complete at least 12 months of full-time training in an ACGME-accredited residency program (other than clinical genetics).
***If no graduate medical training equivalency is granted, the individual must complete
24 months of full-time training in an ACGME-accredited residency program (other than clinical genetics); or,
48 months of full-time training in an ACGME-accredited 4 year clinical genetics residency; or,
60 months of full-time training in an ACGME-accredited 5 year combined pediatrics/medical genetics residency.