Clinical Education Sites

Clinical training occurs during the second year of graduate school.  UAB Genetic Counseling students have a variety of locations where they can complete this training.  The majority of our students will gain all of the their clinical training on our campus in Birmingham in the large variety of clinics available at UAB.  See below for the impressive list of clinics available at UAB and at Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital of Alabama.  There are also options for select students to complete all or part of their training at our two new regular rotation sites: Nashville, TN and Jackson, MS.  More information about these sites is found below.  Students interested in doing other offsite rotations are encouraged to talk to program leadership to establish additional rotation sites.  This has been done regularly, and a list of other rotation sites used over the past few years is also listed below.

UAB Clinical Training Sites

Kaul BuildingUAB Kaul Human Genetics Building

Genetic counseling students completing their clinical training at UAB will gain experience in the areas of prenatal, cancer, pediatric, and laboratory genetics. In addition, students have the opportunity to train in a variety of specialty settings that are unique to UAB.

To meet the UAB counselors and faculty click here.

  • Adult Down Syndrome Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Behavioral Genetics Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Biochemical Genetics Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Craniofacial Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Cytogenetics Laboratory, Birmingham, AL
  • Childrens of Alabama at NightThe Children's Hospital of Alabama
  • Fetal Diagnostics and Care Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • First Trimester Screening Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • General Cancer Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • General Pediatric Genetics, Birmingham, AL
  • Genomics Laboratory, Birmingham, AL
  • Huntington Disease Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Lynne Cohen Preventative Care Program for Women's Cancers at UAB, Birmingham, AL
  • Lysosomal Storage Disease Infusion Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Marfan Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Metabolic Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Metabolic Laboratory, Birmingham, AL
  • kirklin clinic nightThe Kirklin Clinic
  • Muscular Dystrophy Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Neurofibromatosis Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Neurofibromatosis Research Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Neurogenetics Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Preconception Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Prenatal Counseling Only Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Second Trimester Screening and Diagnostic Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Skeletal Dysplasia Clinic, Birmingham, AL
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Clinic, Birmingham, AL

Click on the links for more information about the UAB Department of Genetics or The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, or The Children's Hospital of Alabama.

Two New Clinical Sites Added!

Mississippi campusUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJackson, Mississippi

UAB students will gain experience in Prenatal, Pediatric, and Specialty clinic settings at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC). Four enthusiastic genetic counselors and four geneticists are all integrally involved in student training. Their campus, serving Medical, Dental, Health Professions, Nursing Schools and others, is student friendly, with parking, Wi Fi, library, food/coffee and more.

To meet their genetic counselors click here.

UMMC/Batson’s Children’s Hospital
UMMC Fetal Center
UMMC Medical Genetics
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What to do in Jackson

Vandy Med CenterVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville, Tennessee

Training sites include Vanderbilt University, St. Thomas Health and NextGxDx. UAB students will gain experience in Prenatal, Pediatric, Cancer, Cardiovascular and other Specialty clinic settings. The Vanderbilt campus is impressive and accustomed to students of many graduate and health care professions.

To meet their genetic counselors click here.

Vanderbilt—Pediatric Genetics
Vanderbilt—Cancer Genetics
Vanderbilt—Fetal Center
St. Thomas Health
Tennessee Genetic Counselors Association
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Additional Off-Site Rotation Options

Off site locations are possible for student rotations.  The UAB Genetic Counseling program has the ability to partner with non-UAB hospitals for student training.  Affiliation agreements have been established (or are in progress) between our program and hospitals in:

  • Australia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio 
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
Others are possible, and we are open to working with students and the American Board of Genetic Counseling to identify appropriate sites for student training.