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Medical Genetics Residency and Fellowship Training Programs

Medical Genetics Residency Program

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) offers a three-year residency program in medical genetics that trains physicians to diagnose, manage and counsel patients with genetic disorders. Participants gain broad experience in clinical and molecular genetics, metabolic diseases and cytogenetics.

The NHGRI program is unparalleled in several respects. It exposes students to rare genetic disorders that might not be seen in a more typical medical genetics program; it is one of the few, three-year programs that emphasizes clinical research, and it grants access to the vast resources at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and at other, highly ranked medical institutions in the nation's capitol.

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Medical Genetics Fellowship Training Program

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) sponsors the Medical Genetics Training Program, which offers two-year fellowships for M.D.s and Ph.D.s in cytogenetics, biochemical genetics and molecular genetics.

This program provides a remarkable opportunity for participants to conduct genetics research in some of the world's most advanced laboratories while gaining valuable clinical experience in the Washington, D.C. area. Participants gain broad expertise in basic and clinical genetics research and diagnostics.

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Faculty and Mentors

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Applications and questions regarding Medical Genetics Residency and Fellowship Training Programs should be addressed to:

Maximilian Muenke, M.D.
Director of Residency and Fellowship Training
Medical Genetics Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
35 Convent Drive, MSC 3717
Building 35, Room 1B203
Bethesda, MD 20892-3717

Phone: (301) 402-8167, or (301) 402-1159 (assistant)
Fax: (301) 480-7876

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Last Reviewed: November 14, 2018

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Medical Genetics Branch