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Clinical geneticists specialize in medicine that involves the interaction between genes and health. They diagnose, treat, manage and counsel individuals at risk for or affected with genetically influenced conditions. At Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Children's Hospital, genetics residents receive an extensive amount of hands-on training with exposure to all areas of genetic medicine including dysmorphology, prenatal diagnosis, genetic screening, cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, adult and cancer genetics. In addition, didactic sessions and coursework in clinical genetics ensures a strong foundation of genetic knowledge. The trainees become proficient in providing compassionate, appropriate and effective diagnosis, management and treatment for patients and families with genetic disorders.
Applicants must have completed at least two years in another ACGME-accredited residency in order to be enrolled in a Medical Genetics Residency.
Training consists of a two-year residency and, at some programs, can be extended to a third year with an emphasis on research.
Tufts Medical Center and the Tufts Children's Hospital has a diverse training program with particular strengths in multiple areas including pediatric, reproductive, cancer and adult genetics. We have a 2 year ACGME-accredited Medical Genetics Residency Program with an option for a third year in either research, or additional training in Biochemical or Cytogenetics. At the completion of the training program, the resident is eligible for certification as a Clinical Geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics.
We also have a 4 year Combined training program in Medical Genetics and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Our faculty are well recognized for their dedication to residency education and one-on-one teaching.
Megan Stover MD
Medical Genetics Program, First Year Resident
Medical School: University of Virginia
Ob/Gyn Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"One of the things I like most about this program is the ability to individualize your residency experience based on your career goals. The division is small, allowing for one-on-one teaching and mentoring and our program director is very invested in our professional development. The opportunity to train in an integrated MFM/Genetics program is a unique one, and extremely valuable with the rapid advances being made in prenatal diagnosis."
To apply to the Medical Genetics Residency Program at Tufts MC and Tufts Children's Hospital, please visit the ERAS website. International candidates are eligible with a J1 Visa. For more information about this program, contact:
Diana Bianchi, MD
Tufts Medical Center
800 Washington St., #340
Boston, MA 02111