Residency & Fellowship Training

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Clinical Genetics Residency Program

The Medical Genetics Residency Program at OHSU is a two-year clinical and research training experience for physicians with an interest in the diagnosis, counseling and management of patients with inherited disorders.  A broad range of disorders is encountered encompassing the prenatal, pediatric, and adult age groups in the various outpatient clinics and inpatient consult service.  The program provides comprehensive training designed to prepare the physician for the certification exam by the American Board of Medical Genetics.  

Clinical Laboratory Fellowship Programs

OHSU offers three clinical genetics laboratory training programs in the focused areas of cytogenetics, biochemical, and molecular genetics.  Each of the programs is two years in length, providing extensive applied laboratory training in the OHSU Knight Diagnostic Laboratories.  In addition to laboratory experience, trainees participate in didactic course work, observe in outpatient clinical settings, interact with the hospital staff to gain experience in consulting with medical staff, pursue a research project, and participate in and present at clinical grand rounds and clinical genetics case conferences.  The programs are designed to provide the fellow with in depth experience in the area of focus and knowledge in all facets of medical genetics.  Upon completion of the programs the fellow will be eligible for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics.

Postdoctoral Research

There are approximately 20 postdoctoral research fellows pursuing research in the laboratories of primary and affiliate faculty in the Department of Molecular and medical genetics.   Their research includes the broad spectrum of research interests of our faculty with the central theme being molecular and medical genetics approaches to understanding the basis and treatment of human disease.  

Equal Opportunity/ Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation. Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department.

OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator:

Michael Tom, AAEO Director