Training



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. (See below for more details.)

As of 2011, Medical Genetics will begin using 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:

  • ERAS CV
  • Three letters of reference (one should be from your current residency program director)
  • Personal statement
  • Official medical school transcript
Applications for fellowships can be downloaded from the links in the right column. 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
fmh2@u.washington.edu





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Diversity


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Diversity

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Living in Seattle


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