Medical Genetics Training Program

Medical Genetics Training Program

Building on the expertise of established professionals in the field of medical genetics is as important as training the budding geneticists who will make tomorrow’s breakthroughs. That's why Greenwood Genetic Center offers programs that increase the value of genetic medicine now and in the future.

Training Programs

GGC operates the only Medical Genetics training program in the state of South Carolina. Designed specifically for professionals with an MD or PhD degree, the Postdoctoral Training Program offers extended education for research, clinical and academic careers in medical genetics. The programs are accredited by the ACGME and ABMGG and take two to three years to complete. A high level of research competence is expected to excel in the GGC training programs.

For more information, contact Dr. Leta Tribble.

Clinical Genetics Residency

The clinical genetics residency at the Greenwood Genetic Center is designed to provide intensive postgraduate clinical experience with heritable or potentially heritable conditions. Residents are required to have completed a primary care residency program (family practice, internal medicine, OB/GYN or pediatrics) in the United States.

Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

The clinical biochemical genetics fellowship program will allow the trainee to perform and interpret biochemical analyses. Instruction will be given on basic and advanced diagnostic techniques relevant to the diagnosis and management of human biochemical genetic diseases.

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship

Candidates with an M.D. or a Ph.D. degree in one of the basic sciences may enter this program. The Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) fellowship is a three year program that allows the trainee to gain competence in performing and interpreting cytogenetic analysis relevant to the diagnosis and management of chromosome disorders, as well as in all molecular analyses relevant to the diagnosis of genetic disorders at the gene level.

Training Program FAQs

Find out answers to all of the most frequently asked questions about the Medical Genetics Training Program.

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