For more than 40 years, a comprehensive clinical, educational and research program in human and medical genetics has existed at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our faculty provides comprehensive genetic testing services that are available through cytogenetic, biochemical and molecular laboratories. In addition, there are clinical genetic services and specialty programs in metabolic disease, congenital anomalies, cardiovascular genetics, cancer genetics and others as well as a program of basic and clinical research supported by more than $15 million in research grants and involving the efforts of more than 100 faculty and staff members.
We designed these innovative programs specifically to prepare the next generation of geneticists to meet the challenges resulting from the delineation of the molecular basis of inherited and common disorders. At the completion of their training, they will be uniquely qualified to apply the diagnostic and therapeutic advances developed in laboratories across the nation, including molecular diagnosis, gene therapy, and gene product replacement therapy. We offer the following comprehensive training programs.
The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences serves as an accredited training site for the following medical genetics and medical education organizations:
- American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) since 1982, providing two-year experience in medical genetics laboratory training in the areas of clinical, cytogenetic, biochemical, and molecular geneticists.
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in medical genetics.
- American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) for our Genetic Counselor Training Program, which offers a master's degree.
How to Apply to Our Programs
We are not accepting applications at this time.
Please visit the ABMGG website for a list of accredited training programs. Thank you for considering applying to our Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship Program. Our website will be updated when our application cycle reopens in the future.
Laboratory Genetics & Genomics
Current Trainees in Laboratory Genetics & Genomics
|Post Grad Year
|Amanda Dupuy, PhD
University of Connecticut, CT
|Martine Temblay, PhD
|Duke University, NC
|Yu Leng Phua, PhD
|University of Queensland, AU-QLD
Courses and Conferences
Within this training program, we require fellows 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 fellows’ formal education in the basic genetic sciences. Fellows attend the departmental Journal Club, which meets bi-weekly. Additionally, once a month each lab presents an individual Journal Club covering material that related to those respective specialties. Throughout their training, fellows are expected to attend the weekly departmental seminar presenting original research in the basic biomedical sciences.
During the weekly clinical case conference, reports on interesting patients and reviews of diagnostic tests as they pertain to Medical Genetics in the basic science and clinical literature are presented. Fellows also are scheduled to observe genetic counseling sessions.
Mandatory Courses and Conferences
- Medical Genetics Course
- Metabolic Didactic
- Clinical Case Conference
- Clinical Journal Club
- Departmental Seminar Series
Recommended Courses and Conferences
- Genetics and Genomic Sciences Work in Progress, Research Seminar
- Genomics of Common Diseases Seminar
- Special Topics in Cytogenetics
- Cancer Genetics Journal Club
- Advanced topics in pharmacogenomics
- Seminar in Genetics & Genomic Sciences
- Genetics & Genomic Sciences Core III
- Advance Human Genetics