The Mayo School of Health Sciences Genetic Counseling Laboratory Internship prepares individuals for professional practice in genetic testing and laboratory genetic counseling.
During the internship, learning experiences allow the intern to:
- Work collaboratively with board-certified genetic counselors, laboratory directors and medical geneticists in laboratory and medical genetics
- Obtain knowledge and experience in the field of genetic testing and laboratory genetic counseling
- Identify appropriate use of tests and articulate limitations, accuracy and possible testing outcomes
- Review clinical and family information necessary for scheduling of appropriate tests and proper interpretation of test results
- Track and coordinate complex cases requiring special attention through the laboratory
- Review results and interpretations in genetic reports
- Observe reporting of results to a third party
- Observe follow-up for patients with positive or ambiguous results
- Develop and present an informational seminar to Mayo Clinic staff
- Attend in-house genetic conferences
Participation in the activities listed above is based on the length and scope of the rotation.
Grading or evaluation
Mayo School of Health Sciences uses evaluative tools that include:
- Demonstration of skills
- Self-assessment exercises
- Faculty reviews
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the very best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.