The Harvard Medical School Medical Genetics training program is structured to include an initial year of intensive clinical training followed by two years of in-depth clinical and basic research training during which time an additional six months of clinical experience will be obtained.
The first year of training in clinical medical genetics includes rotations at Children's Hospital (6 months), Massachusetts General Hospital (3 months) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (3 months). While in the Brigham and Women's Hospital rotation, you will attend two half-day clinics per week at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
The second year of training includes research, laboratory rotations in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, and biochemical genetics, and 3 months of additional clinical training.
The third year of the program includes research and 3 months of additional clinical training.
The research may be done at any of the Harvard affiliated institutions, with a continuity clinic at a site of the resident's choice and approved by Joan Stoler, MD, Program Director and Cynthia Morton, PhD, Training Program Education Director. Residents are required to participate in a core didactic program during the entire period of training.
The overall goals of the training program are to: