• Enjoys a long and rich history of training leaders in genetic medicine in the United States over 50 years
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  • Provides ACGME and ABMG accredited Clinical Residency and Laboratory Fellowship training in Genetic and Genomic Medicine
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  • Offers Elective Rotations in Clinical Genetics for interested medical students, residents and other health professionals
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  • Provides outstanding training resources and opportunities in medical genetics and genomics at Johns Hopkins Medicine
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Clinical Residencies

We provide ACGME-accredited clinical residency and comprehensive research training in medical genetics.

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Laboratory Fellowships

We provide ABMG-accredited clinical genetics laboratory training in biochemical genetics, cytogenetics and molecular genetics.
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Elective Rotation

We offer one-month clinical genetics elective rotation for eligible medical students and residents from the Johns Hopkins University and other institutions in the US and abroad.
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IGM Residency & Fellowship Program

The postdoctoral training program in medical genetics at Johns Hopkins was established by Victor McKusick MD in 1957. Three years later, Barton Childs MD accepted his first postdoctoral fellow in Pediatric Genetics. The predoctoral training program in Human Genetics began in 1961 and was combined with the postdoctoral programs in 1968. Fellowship training in Genetics continued to be offered by Pediatrics and Medicine independently until 1975, when the two programs were combined. Until 1980, the program offered 2 or 3 year fellowships, in which each year had a mixture of clinical and research activities. In 1980, the program began offering standard three-year fellowships to optimize genetics research experience of each trainee. This decision has contributed directly to the outstanding success of the program in attracting and training some of the most productive physician-scientists in the field of medical genetics.

The integration of medical and pediatric genetic programs continued with the formation of the Center for Medical Genetics in 1989. Clinical inpatient and outpatient services were joined to provide a seamless approach to patients with genetic disorders. This was a particularly important development in light of the familial context in which many genetic disorders occur.
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