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 24, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm in 283 EMRB at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine campus.

What is the schedule of this event?

  • 20 minutes
What is Personalized Genomic Medicine?
  • 70 minutes
Panel Discussion
  • 60 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 will open approximately 1 month prior to the event. Registrants will receive detailed information approximately 1 week prior to the event.

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.