The University of Washington offers three training programs in Medical and Human Genetics:

Residency in Clinical Medical Genetics — open only to MDs or DOs and leading to completion of requirements to sit the Board Examination in Clinical Medical Genetics offered by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG);

Fellowship training in Clinical Molecular Genetics, Clinical Cytogenetics, and Clinical Biochemical Genetics — open to individuals who have completed doctoral training, usually in biological sciences or medicine;

Postdoctoral positions in human and medical genetics.

Medical Genetics uses ERAS and NRMP for those applying for the two-year categorical genetics training program. ERAS will open in July and applications will be accepted August - October. The following documents are required:

  • Three letters of reference (one should be from your current residency program director)
  • Personal statement
  • Official medical school transcript
Applications for post-doctoral positions should be directed to the proposed mentors, directly.

There are additional graduate programs in related departments - Genome Sciences, Pathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology - with concentrations in human and medical genetics.

For further information contact:

Fuki Hisama, M.D.
Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine
Box 357720
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7720

Tel: 206-598-4030

Training Programs


The Medical Genetics Training Program is committed to recruiting and promoting a diverse community of scholars. We welcome diverse individuals, including those with a broad spectrum of scientific interests in medical genetics and genomics, trainees from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and trainees with physical or other ability differences. We ensure reasonable accommodations. See our Diversity Resources Page for more information.

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