Interested in a career in clinical genetics? Attend the special educational session for students at the ACMG annual conference in Nashville in March.

Kim Petrie
November 25, 2013

If you are a graduate student considering a career in clinical medical genetics, the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) announces a (FREE!) special educational session for students to be held at ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Nashville, TN. The 2014 ACMG meeting being held March 25-29 is the educational and networking event for medical and clinical geneticists, genetic counselors, and other medical practitioners who are providing comprehensive diagnostic, management and counseling services for patients with, or at risk for, genetically influenced health problems; laboratory directors and technicians conducting genetic testing; researchers involved in the discovery of genetic disorders and treatments; and all healthcare and public health professionals with an interest in the rapidly evolving field of medical genetics and its integration into healthcare.    

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, a special educational session for undergraduate, graduate and medical students entitled “Careers in Medical Genetics: An Informational Session for Students” will be presented.  Following the speaker presentations, there will be a brief Q&A period followed by a networking time with refreshments and specialty tables staffed by practicing geneticists and laboratory specialists to provide students an opportunity to learn more about the specialty of medical genetics and its various training pathways.

The goal of this session is to address one of ACMG’s highest priorities – increasing the number of individuals entering the training pipeline to become medical geneticists. The session will:

  • Introduce students to medical genetics as a career path;
  • Inform students of training pathways that lead to careers in medical genetics;
  • Educate students about current topics in medical genetics; and, provide an opportunity for students to interact with practicing geneticists and laboratory specialists.

Additional information on this session is available on the ACMG Annual Meeting WebsiteThis session will be offered for free for students registering online in advance, and $25 on-site. The cost of advance registration for the full four-day meeting for students is only $100, or $150 after February 20 through on-site. If you have questions about this outstanding opportunity for students, please email the Session Moderator, Dr. Rachel Burnside or the ACMG meetings department.