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ABMG Laboratory Fellowship Program

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Program Coordinator

  • (415) 476-2981
  • 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.

The application period is currently open for a Biochemical position only- position can begin as early as July 1, 2014. Please note: this application period is off-cycle from our regular ABMG Laboratory Fellowship application process for this position only. We will not be accepting any applications for the Cytogenetics and Molecular Fellowships for the 2015-2016 appointment year, nor 2016-2017 appointment year.

We wish to bring your attention to the availability of a one year Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco [UCSF] for the 2014 – 2015 academic year.

The Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship is in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics, UCSF. The position is available beginning July 1, 2015. We shall begin collecting and evaluating applications in early 2015.

The Program, certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics, is an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Genetics Resident, or for a Fellow in another ABMG laboratory specialty, who wishes to seek further specialty training in Clinical Biochemical Genetics. Extensive and comprehensive training in the methodologies, analyses, and interpretations of clinical laboratory biochemical genetics diagnostic tests is provided, at the affiliated Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, Stanford University. In addition, the Fellow will participate in the inpatient and outpatient diagnosis and management of patients with heritable metabolic disorders, at UCSF. The Fellow will have the opportunity to supervise and instruct Genetics residents, fellows, and counseling students in the Division of Medical Genetics. There is ample opportunity to conduct research during the training year. Following the training, the Fellow is eligible to sit for the Clinical Biochemical Genetics Board examination given by the American Board of Medical Genetics.

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