Training

The genetic medicine department provides education for many different student groups at UNMC, as well as, students and clinicians affiliated with other institutions. Our department offers internships for genetic counseling students, genetic training for residents and training for medical students. 

Genetic Medicine Education program

The Medical Genetics Fellowship is a two-year program offering necessary training to diagnose, treat and counsel individuals. The program is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics through the Munroe-Meyer Institute and by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) under the Department of Pediatrics at UNMC.

Program Goals  

Provide clinical experience with a variety of adult and pediatric patients and families who have a known or suspected genetic disease in order to ensure that trainees learn various approaches to clinical and laboratory evaluation, management and counseling.

Provide trainees with exposure to the diverse areas of medical genetics through clinical, counseling, and laboratory research opportunities.

Clinical Experience  

Patients are referred from Nebraska and the surrounding states. In addition to clinics in the areas of prenatal, cancer and general genetics Nebraska boasts an extraordinary number of specialty clinics including:

  • Autism
  • Children’s Development Clinic
  • Craniofacial
  • Neurosensory Genetics
  • Outreach clinics throughout the state of Nebraska
  • Pediatric and adult metabolic disorders

Fellows will also spend time in the cytogenetics and molecular genetics laboratories. 

Applicant Requirements  

Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited training program and be board eligible in pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, or other relevant specialty. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Matching Service (ERAS).