University of Nebraska Medical Center

Mission & Goals

UNMC Genetic Counseling students raise awareness about Rare Disease Day.

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UNMC Genetic Counseling Program Mission Statement

Through an inclusive, state-of-the-art education program, we prepare competent and skilled genetic counselors who are committed to evidence-based, equitable patient care, advocacy for our profession and community, and lifelong learning.

UNMC Mission

The UNMC mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.

UNMC Genetic Counseling Program Goals

These are the goals of UNMC’s Genetic Counseling program:

  • Recruit matriculates who are dynamic team players that will work hard and represent UNMC well.
  • Foster professional development for our future colleagues.
  • Develop the student’s knowledge of genetics and encourage a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Support and mentor the development of exceptional interpersonal, psychosocial, and counseling skills.
  • Promote the practice-based competencies to prepare graduates to excel as entry-level practitioners and to pass the national certification examination.
  • Facilitate meaningful, exceptional research while teaching critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Instill the value of compassionate patient care by promoting courage, empathy, and respect of all people.
  • Create an environment of mentorship that allows graduates to become successful genetic counselors who advocate for their profession and community as well as pursue scholarship activities.