Training for Medical Geneticists

The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine has been awarded an NIH training grant to train physician-scientists in medical genetics research.

Training Objectives

Training will be on translational research in genomics, proteomics, pharmacogenetics, complex traits, single gene disorders, and the development of molecular-based therapies. The specific objectives of the program are to provide:

  • Graduate level didactic, medical genetics training specific to the needs of each trainee.
  • Mentored research training that will provide fellows with the skills necessary to compete for research funding.
  • Practical instruction in grant writing, career building and obtaining research funding and instruction in the ethical conduct of research.

Physicians who have completed the clinical component (PGY4 level or higher) of a Medical Genetics and combined Pediatrics/Medical Genetics, Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics, or Ob-Gyn/Medical Genetics residency by June 30 are eligible. Applicants must be an MD with U.S. citizenship or permanent residents. Underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply.