Medical Genetics Residency Training Programs

2-Year Medical Genetics Residency (1303521006)

This training program is for residents who already have completed an accredited residency program in another specialty such as Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, or other.

The following are the typical rotation blocks (in weeks) for the 2-year Medical Genetics residency (for those who have completed an ACGME-accredited primary residency) and are the same for the second two years of the 4-year Medical Genetics residency.

• General Clinical Genetics: 24 weeks
• Metabolic Service: 24 weeks
• Prenatal Genetics: 4 weeks
• Cancer Genetics: 4 weeks
• Lysosomal Storage Diseases: 4 weeks
• Biochemical Genetics Lab: 4 weeks
• Molecular Genetics Lab: 4 weeks
• Cytogenetics Lab: 4 weeks
• Research/Electives: 24 weeks

Sample Rotation Block Schedule 2 Year [PDF]

Combined Programs

Pediatrics/Medical Genetics Residency (7653544001)
The combined 4-year Pediatrics/Medical Genetics residency program is structured in accordance with the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics. It is required that the resident spends half of their 4-year training time in Pediatrics rotations and half in Medical Genetics rotations.

Residents spend the first year in Pediatric-related rotations. In the second and third year their time is split between Pediatrics and Medical Genetics (alternating between departments every 6 months), and the entire fourth year is in Medical Genetics including a six month individualized curriculum. The typical rotation blocks in which the combined program residents participate are identical to those that are required of the 2-year residency trainees. The didactic coursework required for the Medical Genetics residency is taken in the PGY 3 and 4 years, and all residents are required to attend the genetics conferences and seminars when they are assigned to Medical Genetics or elective rotations.

Sample Pediatric Medical Genetics Rotation Schedule 4 Year [PDF]

Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Residency (7663544003)
The combined 5-year Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics residency program is structured in accordance with the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Genetics. It is required that the resident spends half of their 5-year training time on Internal Medicine rotations and half in Medical Genetics rotations.

Residents spend their first year in Internal Medicine. In the second, third and fourth years they split their time between Medical Genetics and Internal Medicine (generally alternating between departments every 6 months), and the entire fifth year is in Medical Genetics. The didactic coursework required for the Medical Genetics residency is taken in the PGY 4 and 5 years, and all residents are required to attend the genetics conferences and seminars when they are assigned to Medical Genetics or elective rotations.

Sample IM Medical Genetics Rotation Block Schedule 5 Year [PDF]


Contact Us

George Diaz, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Tel: 212-241-0858
E-mail: george.diaz@mssm.edu

Stuart Scott, MD
Assistant Professor
Tel: 212-241-3780
E-mail: stuart.scott@mssm.edu

Amy Yang, MD
Assistant Professor
Tel: 212-241-6770
E-mail: amy.yang@mssm.edu

Yvette Dingwall, BS
Program Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-3688
Fax: 646-537-9405
E-mail: yvette.dingwall@mssm.edu

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