Education and Training

Department of Genetics Seminar Series

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Genetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics (GGB) Ph.D. graduate program

The main goal of the GGB program is to provide students with an outstanding, flexible, didactic doctoral training experience to prepare them for independent and innovative careers in research. We emphasize a broad approach to the fundamental principles of genetics and genomics, as well as bioinformatics and computational sciences. We have a large pool of mentors from across multiple UAB Departments with extensive research expertise in these areas and other related fields. The GGB replaces the former Genetics and Genomic Sciences Graduate Program (GGS). More information about the GGB ProgramMore information about the GGB Program


Residency Programs
  
 

The UAB Medical Genetics Residency Training is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is intended for physicians with an interest in the diagnosis, counseling, management, and treatment of patients with genetic disorders. During training a broad array of disorders is encountered, encompassing the complete spectrum of medical genetics. This includes each subspecialty of the field—pediatric, biochemical, cancer, prenatal, and adult patients. There is also a significant research component that may include either basic science bench research or clinical research. The UAB Medical Genetics Residency Training Program offers four separate training tracks, each of which will lead to eligibility to take the American Board of Medical Genetics examination in Medical Genetics.

Categorical Medical Genetics A two-year training program that includes 18 months of clinical rotations and six months of protected research time. To be eligible, one must have completed two years of another primary care residency (e.g., pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicine).
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Internal Medicine-Medical Genetics A five-year training program that includes 30 months of internal medicine training, 18 months of clinical genetics rotations, and 12 months of protected research time. Candidates enter this track directly out of medical school.
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Pediatrics-Medical Genetics A four-year training program that includes 30 months of pediatric training and 18 months of clinical genetics rotations. Candidates enter this track directly out of medical school.

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Maternal Fetal Medicine-Medical Genetics A four-year training program that includes 12 months of clinical maternal fetal medicine training, 15 months of clinical genetics rotations, and 21 months of protected research time. To be eligible, one must have completed a residency in OB-GYN.
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Fellowship Programs

This program includes American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) fellowships and postdoctoral research fellowships. Clinical training is provided in cytogenetics, molecular genetics and biochemical genetics.

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ABMG fellowship

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Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

UAB's Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program is a joint effort between the Department of Genetics and the Department of Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences in the School of Health Professions. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in areas of medical genetics and counseling. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling. For more information about the genetic counseling profession and program, and to request information about observing a genetic counselor, please visit the program online at www.uab.edu/msgc or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .