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Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Resources

Healthcare provider (HCPs) will increasingly use knowledge about genomics to meet the needs of their patients. This page provides resources targeted to HCPs and their educators. 

Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week
NHGRI and its partners are organizing a social media campaign from June 7-11, 2021, that focuses on healthcare provider genomics education, including panel discussions, webinars, Twitter chats and Q&As.

For Healthcare Providers

These resources can be used in the clinical setting, both for the non-genetics and genetics provider.

  • Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) 
    Healthcare providers, educators and society representatives furthering professional genomics education through in-person gatherings and regular calls.
  • Method for Introducing a New Competency: Genomics (MINC) 
    Toolkit for integrating genomics into clinical practice.
  • NHGRI Short Course in Genomics for Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty
    Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track: Course curricula from 2016 and 2017 for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and the faculty who educate them.
  • My Family Health Portrait 
    Web-based tool to create a family pedigree with health information for patients and their providers to identify patterns of inheritance and identify risk factors.
  • Guide to Interpreting Genomic Reports: A Genomics Toolkit (CSER Consortium; February 2017) 
    Guide for non-genetics practitioners to explain the different types of data found in whole genome sequencing or whole exome sequencing test reports, created by the Practitioner Education Working Group of the NHGRI Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research consortium. It explains different categories in the test report (diagnostic, incidental or carrier) and provides next steps. There is also an embedded glossary of genomic terms.
  • Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) 
    Resource that collects phenotypic and clinical information on variants across the genome, develops consensus approaches to identifying their clinical relevance and disseminates this information to researchers and clinicians. It will advance genomics in clinical care and improve our understanding of the phenotypic and functional effects of genetic variants and their clinical value.
  • Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC®) 
    An international consortium facilitating use of pharmacogenetic tests for patient care. CPIC’s goal is to address the difficulty in translating genetic laboratory test results into actionable prescribing decisions for affected drugs by creating, curating and posting freely available, peer-reviewed, evidence-based, updatable and detailed gene/drug clinical practice guidelines.

For Educators of Healthcare Providers

These resources include professional genomic competencies required for specific disciplines and teaching resources for the virtual or in-person classroom.

Discipline-specific guidance and resources for genomics educators

Nursing and Physician Assistants

For Other Professionals Related to Genomic Healthcare

Last updated: May 21, 2021