The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a two-year Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship program, which is designed to prepare candidates for Board Certification in Clinical Molecular Genetics. The program consists of two years’ exposure to molecular laboratory testing for heritable disorders and cancer. The first six months consist of rotations through the various areas of the molecular laboratory, in order to acquire technical competency, followed by responsibility for signing out cases. Each fellow must sign out 150 cases covering the spectrum of heritable disorders that are offered at UNC. During the second year, the senior fellow is also responsible for assessing the competency of first-year fellows and to assign cases.

During the first and second year, the fellow must rotate in the Cytogenetics and Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism Laboratories. In addition, the fellow must attend Genetics Clinic and participate in 10 patient encounters. Contributions to the weekly Genetics Journal club is required and to the Molecular Laboratory Continuing Education series. The fellow must attend the graduate school course in Human Genetics and pass the final exam and participate in the second year medical school course in Medical Genetics, with an active teaching role in the small group discussions.

For more information about the Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship, please contact:

Rosann Farber, PhD
Director, Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship Program
Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Genetics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #7525
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 966-6290  (Phone)
(919) 966-6351  (Fax)

Fellowship training for certification in Clinical Cytogenetics, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, and PhD Medical Genetics is also available here at UNC-CH.