Courses and Conferences

We require the residents in our program to attend and complete a formal, graduate-level course in medical genetics each year. The lectures cover basic scientific underpinnings of genetic disease, clinical genetics, cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and biochemical genetics. In addition, instruction on the genetics of cancer, immunology, developmental and neurological disorders, and population and statistical genetics help round out the residents’ formal education in the basic genetic sciences.

During the required rotations in the clinical genetic laboratories (cytogenetics, molecular and biochemical), residents must review the primary literature in each area and learn about the scientific foundation for each of the diagnostic tests that are performed. Throughout their training, residents are expected to attend the weekly departmental seminar presenting original research in the basic biomedical sciences.

During the weekly clinical case conference, the teaching resident (a rotating assignment among the senior trainees) is responsible for reporting on interesting patients and reviewing new developments as they pertain to medical genetics in the basic science and clinical literature.

Residents have the opportunity to pursue basic medical genetics research in one of the numerous research laboratories in the department during their training.

Mandatory Courses and Conferences
Medical Genetics Course
Clinical Case Conference
Clinical Journal Club
Departmental Seminar Series
Metabolic Didactic (while on clinical rotation)
Special Topics in Cytogenetics (while on laboratory rotation)
Cancer Genetics Journal Club (while on clinical rotation)

Recommended Courses and Conferences
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
Genetics and Genomic Sciences Work in Progress, Research Seminar
Genomics of Common Diseases Seminar
Metabolic Didactic (while rotating elsewhere)
Special Topics in Cytogenetics (while rotating elsewhere)
Cancer Genetics Journal Club (while rotating elsewhere)


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

One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1497
New York, NY 10029