Medical Genetics Residency
WSU/DMC provides training for individuals interested in specializing in clinical genetics. It is a two-year residency and is available to MD’s or DO’s who have completed at least two years training in an ACGME-accredited clinical residency in another medical specialty such as family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics or OB/GYN.
geneticists specialize in medicine that involves the interaction
between genes and health. They diagnose, treat, manage and counsel
individuals at risk for or affected with genetically influenced
illnesses. The genetics residents receive an extensive amount of
hands-on training, including exposure to all areas of genetic medicine
including dysmorphology, prenatal diagnosis, genetic screening,
cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, and cancer
genetics. In addition, didactic sessions and coursework in basic
genetics ensures a strong foundation of genetics knowledge. The
trainees become proficient in providing compassionate, appropriate and
effective diagnosis, management and treatment for patients and families
with genetic disorders.