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.
Clinical 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.