The UAB Department of Genetics postdoctoral training programs in Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) and Clinical Biochemical Genetics (CBG) are accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), respectively. These programs provide comprehensive training in all aspects of laboratory medical genetics, including clinical manifestations of genetic disorders, pathophysiological mechanisms, diagnostic approaches, therapeutic options, quality control and assurance, oversight and regulation, laboratory management, and more. Please note that the duration of the LGG training program is 36 months (CBG: 24 months). Upon successful completion of LGG or CBG training, trainees will be eligible to sit for the appropriate ABMGG board examination(s) in order to achieve certification in that specialty.

Application Eligibility

  1. A complete list of eligibility criteria is available on the ABMGG Website.

  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 ABMGG Website. Please note: all applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, noncitizen national, or have permanent resident status.

Application Process

Clinical Biochemical Genetics

Applications are now closed.

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

No positions are currently available for LGG training at this time. Please check back for future updates.