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Specialty Rotation

The Specialty rotation is led by the genetic counselors in the Pediatric Division of Medical Genetics. The Specialty Rotation consists of the following multidisciplinary specialty clinics: Angelman Syndrome, Cardiogenetics, Cystic Fibrosis, Down syndrome, Huntington disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurofibromatosis, Neurogenetics, Prader-Willi, Vascular, and Tuberous Sclerosis Clinics. Students will be able to work on an interprofessional team consisting of geneticists, cardiologists, endocrinologists, pulmonologists, neurologists, nutritionists, social workers, case coordinators, and/or therapists. The student will also engage with the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) providing students the opportunity to observe the roles of a research genetic counselor and gain an understanding of the clinical research process within the UDN. Throughout the rotation students will be able to observe research meetings, consents (including consenting for whole exome and/or whole genome sequencing), and counseling of participants who are both newly diagnosed and those who remain undiagnosed.