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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GC 510 Practicum

3 credits
During the first year all students will be required to work at least one day per week (approximately 250 hours) in a clinical, laboratory, and/or research setting. The purpose of this practicum is to obtain direct experience in a clinical genetics setting. Direct patient contact is not expected.  Clinical training in the Genetic Counseling program is individualized to the specific needs of every student. The clinical experience is divided into the clinical practica during the first academic year and the clinical rotations during the second year. The first-year practica are based at any of 24 different sites throughout the Philadelphia area. The overall philosophy of the clinical experience is that the students will first observe and then progress to more participatory roles to ultimately being able to manage cases independently. The students are instructed in the importance of self-reflection and are taught to continuously evaluate themselves and their abilities with regard to providing comprehensive care to all patients. Liability insurance and affiliation agreements are in place for all clinical sites.