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). These programs provide comprehensive training in all aspects of laboratory medical genetics, including clinical manifestations of genetic disorders, pathophysiology, cutting-edge diagnostic approaches, therapeutic options, quality control and assurance, and laboratory management considerations. 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 examination(s) in order to become board certified 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

We will begin accepting applications for Clinical Biochemical Genetics training only on August 1, 2019.

Due to unexpected circumstances, LGG applications will not be accepted for the 2020 training cycle. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. At this time, we do expect to reinitiate training in this specialty in 2021.