Medical Genetics Residency and Fellowship Programs

Medical Genetics | Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics

Medical Genetics

The Department of Pediatrics sponsors an accredited residency in Clinical Medical Genetics, and encourages students who are planning to do a pediatric residency to consider Genetics as a subspecialty. This may be done in several ways; first, as a 2-year residency at the conclusion of the full 3-year pediatric residency, thereby being board-eligible in both Pediatrics and Medical Genetics and second as a 2-year residency at the conclusion of 2 years of the pediatric residency, thereby being board-eligible in Medical Genetics. The division accepts one candidate per year.

The Training Program

The Department of Pediatrics is enthusiastic about recruiting research-oriented residents and fellows who are interested in genetics. It is clear that The Medical Genetics training programs consists of inpatient and outpatient care of prenatal, pediatric, and adult patients with a wide variety of genetic disorders including specialty clinics for dysmorphology, metabolic diseases, craniofacial disorders, autism spectrum disorders, hearing loss, skin diseases, cystic fibrosis, congenital cardiac disease, cardiomyopathies, inherited arrhythmias, vascular anomalies, breast/ovarian/colon cancer high risk families, movement disorders, muscular dystrophies, Huntington disease, and neurodegenerative disorders. And pregnant women at risk for genetic disorders. Time is also spent in all of the genetic diagnostic laboratories including cytogenetics, biochemical genetics, and DNA molecular diagnostics. Trainees are required to take graduate courses in genetics relevant to their ultimate career goals. The last six months of the training program is dedicated to research in the lab of the trainee's choice.

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Medical Genetics Residency Requirements. This program will participate in the Match and Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Residents should meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum 2 years of a pediatric, obstetrics & gynecology, internal medicine, family practice residency , or equivalent acgme-accredited residency
  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or J-1 Visa eligible ( We do not sponsor H1-B visas)

Please submit:

  1. Personal statement
  2. 3 letters of recommendation including one from director of residency program.
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Application form

The Division of Medical Genetics participates in the ERAS Match.

Contact

For additional information contact:

Director, Clinical Genetics Residency Program
Alejandro Iglesias, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division of Clinical Genetics
Director of Medical Genetics Residency Training Program
NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
(212) 851-5377
ai2269@columbia.edu

Cytogenetics/Molecular Genetics

The Department of Pediatrics sponsors an accredited fellowships in cytogenetics and molecular genetics. Training in one area takes 2 years and one additional year to complete training in both areas.

The Training Program

Fellows attend didactic lectures, conferences, and clinics weekly. During the first year of fellowship, they spend the remainder of their time in the diagnostic labs assuming increasing amounts of responsibility for running and developing diagnostic tests, quality control and quality assurance, reviewing and signing out case reports, and discussing cases with referring physicians. Fellows are expected to present at conferences take an annual in service examination to monitor their progress.

Apply

Applicants to the fellowship in cytogenetics or molecular genetics should submit a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation from July 1 to October 31 to:

Anah Kim
Division of Clinical Genetics
1150 St. Nicholas Avenue, Room 620
New York, NY 10032
212 305-5890
ak3578@columbia.edu