Professional Education and Training

Overview of Programs

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long-standing tradition in training clinical geneticists, cytogeneticists and molecular geneticists. The Department of Pediatrics is a partner in three genetic training programs:

Medical Genetics Residency

The Department of Genetics offers a two-year Medical Genetics Residency program to prepare physicians for Board Certification in Medical Genetics.

Laboratory Genetics & Genomics Fellowship

The McLendon Clinical Laboratories of UNC Hospitals offer training in Laboratory Genetics and Genomics, which leads to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). This integrated training occurs in the Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics laboratories. The training period is three years.

Genetic Counseling Master's Level Degree

The UNC Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism is affiliated with the MS Genetic Counseling Program at UNC Greensboro (UNCG) and provides Clinical Internships for students enrolled in this program.