Residency and Fellowship Training

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Medical 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 diagnoses.  A broad range of diagnoses 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.  

Maternal-Fetal Medicine/Medical Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

Since 2018, OHSU's Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Department of Medical Genetics have jointly offered a 4 year fellowship program for combined training in MFM and medical genetics. The Maternal-Fetal Medicine/Medical Genetics and Genomics Combined Fellowship is fully-accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Clinical laboratory fellowship program

OHSU offers one clinical genetics laboratory training program, the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellowship, that is focused in the areas of cytogenetics and molecular genetics. The program 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 and referring providers, and present at clinical grand rounds and clinical genetics case conferences. The program is designed to provide the fellow with in-depth experience in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics and knowledge in all facets of medical genetics. Upon completion of the program 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.  

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