UCSD ABMGG Laboratory Fellowship Program

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Please note: We have no space to commit to other trainees at this time, and we can not accept applications for these laboratory fellowships in 2017, 2018, or 2019.

The laboratory subspecialty fellowship programs are designed to train individuals with a doctoral degree (M.D., D.O. and/or Ph.D.) to perform and interpret genetic laboratory analyses for diagnosis and management of human genetic disease.

There are three areas of subspecialty:

Note: If you are an MD or DO who is interested in certification in Medical Genetics (non-laboratory based training), refer to the Division of Genetics. Standards for training in Medical Genetics are established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and application to the Medical Genetics Residency Program is made through ERAS.

Accreditation of training in these laboratory subspecialties of Medical Genetics is through the American Board of Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). To meet eligibility requirements for certification, ABMGG requires a minimum of two-years of training in the first subspecialty and a minimum of one additional year training for each subsequent subspecialty (see ABMGG website).

The course of study is two years for trainees who enter the program without prior training (board eligibility) in Medical Genetics. The one-year program is designed for a Medical Genetics fellow or resident who is interested in further subspecialty training in one of these laboratory subspecialties. Sample curricula are posted. Preference is given to applicants with the MD or MD/PhD degree.

After successfully completing the fellowship, the trainee will be prepared to direct a diagnostic laboratory and to act as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis for a range of genetic disorders. Training includes didactic sessions, clinical conferences, laboratory bench work, clinical case sign out, communication of results to patients, test development projects, and research. There are extensive opportunities to carry out research during the training year. After the year of training, the Fellow is eligible to sit for the Clinical Biochemical Genetics board examination given by the ABMGG, Each fellow must compile a logbook with at least 150 clinical cases that he/she makes at least 50% of contribution to the completion for each of them.

Please note: We have no space to commit to other trainees at this time, and we can not accept applications for these laboratory fellowships in 2017, 2018, or 2019.