Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship (Minnesota)
The two-year Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship Program leads to the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) eligibility in Clinical Molecular Genetics. The goal of this specialty program is to train individuals with a doctoral degree (M.D. or Ph.D.) to perform and interpret molecular analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases.
You will be prepared to direct a molecular diagnostic laboratory and to act as a consultant regarding laboratory diagnosis of a range of disorders. Your training includes didactic sessions, active involvement in clinical case sign out, and training in laboratory bench work associated with research or development projects. The training you will receive in this fellowship program encompasses all aspects of medical genetics (i.e. clinical genetics, genetic counseling, biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, and molecular genetics).
Individuals completing the two-year fellowship in clinical molecular genetics, clinical cytogenetics or clinical biochemical genetics will be eligible to sit for the ABMG General Examination and relevant specialty examination.
M.D. fellows who have already completed two years of an accredited medical genetics residency will be eligible to sit for the specialty examination after one year of training. The Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship is being structured to meet eligibility requirements to sit for the examination in molecular genetic pathology that will be jointly offered by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and ABMG.
The Clinical Molecular Genetics Fellowship began at Mayo Clinic in Rochester in 1991 and since that time, 17 fellows have completed their training in this program. Going forward, it is anticipated that one trainee will complete this fellowship each year.