Admissions Information

 Application Process

There are several pathways for medical genetics residency training available at our institution and the application process for each of them is slightly different. Please determine which pathway is appropriate for your prior training and then carefully review the below instructions.


Eligibility/Requirements/Specific Application Process


Categorical (2-year) Medical Genetics Residency

  1. Individuals applying to this program must have successfully graduated from an approved or recognized school of medicine or osteopathy.
  2. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed at least 2 years in an ACGME-approved primary residency, such as Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  3. Graduates from an approved or recognized medical school outside of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico must present a valid ECFMG Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) as an additional condition of eligibility.
  4. All individuals with a doctoral degree earned outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico must have their international credentials reviewed by the ABMG Credentials Committee for equivalency of their doctoral degree prior to entering medical genetics training in an ABMG-accredited fellowship or ACGME-accredited medical genetics residency program. For more information see the ABMG website.
  5. All graduates of our Medical Genetics Residency Programs will be expected to sit for the American Board of Medical Genetics Examinations at the completion of their training. The eligibility criteria are available on the ABMG website.
  6. Apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) Fellowships beginning July 1, 2013 ACGME: 13025210471      Please note: Medical Genetics is listed as a fellowship even though it is a primary residency.
  7. We participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) for Medical Genetics. Match Day is Nov. 13, 2013.
Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency
  1. Individuals applying to this program must have successfully graduated from an approved or recognized School of Medicine or Osteopathy.
  2. Individuals must pass all three steps of the USMLE and apply, through ERAS, to the Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
  3. To apply to the combined program, one must meet eligibility requirements for both the Pediatric Residency Program and the Medical Genetics Residency Program.
  4. Graduates from an approved or recognized medical school outside of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico must present a valid ECFMG Certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) as an additional condition of eligibility.
  5. All individuals with a doctoral degree earned outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico must have their international credentials reviewed by the ABMG Credentials Committee for equivalency of their doctoral degree prior to entering medical genetics training in an ABMG-accredited fellowship or ACGME-accredited medical genetics residency program. For more information see the ABMG website.
  6. All graduates of our combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency will be expected to sit for the Certification Examination in Medical Genetics through the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) and for the Certification Examination in Pediatrics through the American Board of Pediatrics at the completion of their training.
  7. Submit your application materials through ERAS to the Combined Pediatric-Medical Genetics Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Michigan ACGME: 7652544012 [http://aamc.org/programs/eras/applicants/start.htm], beginning Sept. 1, 2013.
  8. We participate in the NRMP Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Match. Match Day is March 21, 2014.
Combined Maternal Fetal Medicine-Medical Genetics
  1. Individuals applying to this program must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited OB/GYN residency program.
  2. All individuals with a doctoral degree earned outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico must have their international credentials reviewed by the ABMG Credentials Committee for equivalency of their doctoral degree prior to entering medical genetics training in an ABMG-accredited fellowship or ACGME-accredited clinical genetics residency program. For more information see the ABMG website.
  3. To apply to the combined program, one must meet eligibility requirements for both the Maternal-Fetal Fellowship and the Medical Genetics Residency Program.
  4. All graduates of our combined MFM Fellowship-Medical Genetics Residency will be expected to sit for the Certification Examination in Medical Genetics through the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) and for the Certification Examination in Maternal-Fetal Medicine through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the completion of their training.
  5. You must apply to Medical Genetics by sending a curriculum vitae and cover letter to Michelle Cichon at the below address or email. Include in your cover letter that you are interested in the MFM-Medical Genetics combined program. In addition, you must apply to the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program at Hutzel Hospital by contacting the administrative assistant, Jody Nash, joklein@med.wayne.edu, to receive an application. The Maternal-Fetal-Medicine Fellowship Program participates in the NRMP Maternal-Fetal-Medicine Fellowship Match.
Clinical Genetics Laboratory Fellowships  
  1. PhD candidates must have a PhD in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry or a related field.
  2. All individuals with a doctoral degree earned outside of the US, Canada or Puerto Rico must have their international credentials reviewed by the ABMG Credentials Committee for equivalency of their doctoral degree prior to entering medical genetics training in an ABMG-accredited fellowship or ACGME-accredited clinical genetics residency program. For more information see the ABMG website.
  3. Applicants with PhD or MD from a country in which English is not the primary language must have taken the TOEFL-iBT within two years of entering an accredited training program. For more information see the ABMG website.
  4. All graduates of our Clinical Genetics Laboratory Fellowships will be expected to sit for the Certification Examination in Medical Genetics through the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) at the end of their training.
  5. Applicants may send a curriculum vitae and cover letter to the below address or email address. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS UNTIL AT LEAST 2015.  THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED ONCE THIS SITUATION CHANGES.
Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship  
  1. Each individual applying for this fellowship must be a physician and hold a currently valid, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada.
  2. Each individual applying for certification must be certified by the ABMG in the primary specialty of Clinical Genetics, or be certified by an appropriate ABMS member board in a primary specialty.
  3. For diplomats of another ABMS member board, additional training in the areas of genetics is required.
  4. All graduates of our Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship will be expected to sit for the Certification Examination in Medical Biochemical Genetics through the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) at the end of their training. The eligibility criteria are available on the ABMG website.
  5. Complete an on-line application (click here for an application) and attach the requested documents.
 

Contact Us

If you would like further information about the Medical Genetics Training Programs, please contact:

Michelle Cichon, MS, CGC
Medical Genetics Residency Program Manager
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
540 E. Canfield
3311 Scott Hall
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313-577-3982 
Fax: 313-577-9137 
E-mail: mcichon@med.wayne.edu

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