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ABMG Laboratory Fellowship Program

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Program Coordinator

  • (415) 502-3243
  • UCSF ABMG Fellowship Program
  • Division of Medical Genetics
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • 550 16th Street
  • 4th Floor, Box 0110
  • San Francisco, CA 94158

The goal of a laboratory fellowship program is to train individuals with a doctoral degree (M.D., D.O. and/or Ph.D.) to perform and interpret genetic laboratory analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases. ABMG requires a minimum of two-year training in the first subspecialty and a minimum of one additional year training for subsequent subspecialty. For certification requirements and eligibility, see American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG).

At the end of our fellowship, you will be prepared to direct a diagnostic laboratory and to act as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis for a range of disorders. Training includes didactic sessions, clinical conferences, laboratory bench work, clinical case sign out, communication of results to patients, test development projects, and research. The training includes varying amounts of all aspects of medical genetics (i.e. clinical genetics, genetic counseling, biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics). Each fellow must build up a logbook with at least 150 clinical cases that he/she makes at least 50% of contribution to the completion for each of them.

If you are an MD who is interested in non-laboratory based training, click here for information about the Medical Genetics Residency/Fellowship Program at UCSF. Note: If you are interesting in applying to the Medical Genetics Residency Program you must apply through ERAS.

To apply to one of our ABMGG lab programs during our application season, please email Katharina Schwan: Katharina.schwan@ucsf.edu with:

  1. CV
  2. Personal statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation

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