The Future of Personalized Genomic Medicine: Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is hosting an information event on Personalized Genomic Medicine: Applying to Genetic Counseling Graduate Programs. At this information session a panel of genetic counselors will speak about their experience applying to genetic counseling training programs as well as their daily activities and role in personalized genomic medicine. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss first hand the application process, job growth and ask questions in a small group setting.

Who should attend?

Undergraduate students, academic advisors and graduate students wishing to learn more about applying to genetic counseling training programs.

When is the session offered?

The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) held this information session on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm in 283 EMRB at the University of Iowa. A date and location for the 2018 event have yet to be determined. The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is located on the campus of the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

What is the schedule of this event?

  • 10 minutes
What is Personalized Genomic Medicine?
  • 60 minutes
Panel Discussion
  • 50 minutes
Breakout Sessions-An opportunity for participants to speak with individual panelists about their training and career in more detail.
  In addition, participants may speak with the IIHG 2018 Genetic Counseling Interns regarding the internship experience.

How do I sign up?

Registration for our next event will open in late June 2018. Students will be provided location details upon registration.

What do I do if I want to shadow a genetic counselor?

Anyone interested in the field of genetic counseling is encouraged to attend at least one of our education events (they are free of charge), either Careers in Human Genetics Day or Applying to Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling. To learn more about the field on your own, we encourage you to go to www.nsgc.org.