Genetic Counseling

OHSU does not have genetic counseling training program, but genetic counselors at OHSU have put together resources and are hosting information sessions every month for students interested in learning more about the profession. OHSU is also a rotation site for genetic counseling training programs from other states.

Resources for students interested in learning more

What is a genetic counselor? 

Genetic Counselors (GCs) empower patients and their families with information, guidance and emotional support to help them understand their family history, evaluate genetic testing options and make informed choices based on test results.  

Where can I learn more about genetic counseling?

OHSU Resources

  • The OHSU Molecular and Medical Genetics department offers monthly information sessions for prospective genetic counselors.  
    • ​​​​​​​Please email to request an invite to the next monthly session
  • If you have questions, you can also reach out to us at:

I’m a teacher or career counselor that wants to help my students learn more about genetic counseling. Who can I contact? 

One of the genetic counselors on our team may be available to attend a career fair at your school or give a presentation to students. Please email us at to find out more. 

If you are a patient seeking clinical genetic counseling services at OHSU, you can find more information about our clinics here: