American Board of Medical Genetics Fellowship


The University of Alabama at Birmingham Genetics Training Program is accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics to provide training in clinical biochemical genetics, clinical molecular genetics, and clinical cytogenetics. Fellowship programs are each two to three years in length. 

Application Eligibility

  1. Trainees must be eligible to sit for the ABMG examination in the clinical laboratory specialty to which they are applying upon completion of the program. A complete list of eligibility criteria is available on the ABMG Web site.

  2. Trainees who have received doctoral degrees outside the U.S., Puerto Rico, or Canada must comply with additional requirements, which are outlined at the ABMG Web site. Please note: Trainees who hold an M.D. or equivalent from a foreign country must have either a standard certificate from the ECFMG or have passed the Test of Spoken English (TSE). 

Application Process

Applicants interested in applying to the ABMG Fellowship Program should provide the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement addressing training goals
  • Three letters of reference addressed to Bruce R. Korf, M.D., Ph.D., Program Director, and sent c/o Leigh Ann Withers.

Applications will not be considered complete until all information is received. Applications are reviewed by the program director. 

Application deadline : September 15
Eligible applicant interview : October
Final decision: End of November
Fellowship start date: July 1st


Leigh Ann Withers, Administrative Supervisor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Genetics
Kaul 230, 720 20th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 934-9526
Fax: (205) 934-9488