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

GC 542 Clinical Internship

3 credits
Internships during the second year consist of four sequential eight-week clinical placements in a genetics clinic. At least one placement will be in each of the following settings: general genetics, obstetrics including prenatal diagnosis, and a specialty clinic. Students will: (1) spend at least two days per week for a total of approximately 600 hours; (2) have exposure to cases representing a wide range of the kinds of diagnoses and indications seen in a clinical genetics practice; and, (3) accrue at least 50 cases for which they have primary responsibility. All cases are supervised by appropriately credentialed genetic counselors or clinical geneticists so that cases are acceptable for the log book required to sit for the certification examination. In the second year, a total of 58 clinical internship sites are available. These sites include 20 prenatal, seven pediatric, 14 cancer, and numerous specialty clinics in the areas of reproductive genetics, neurogenetics, metabolic genetics, cardiovascular genetics and others. Students in their final clinical rotation will be competent to manage a case from start to finish with limited supervision, drawing upon the basic competencies learned through the program.