Educational Opportunities

ACGME-Accredited ABMGG

Clinical Laboratory Genetics Training Programs


  • Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellowship

The LGG training program is a two year training offered through the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH), in partnership with PreventionGenetics, Inc., and in collaboration with UW Health, the Waisman Center, and the Department of Pediatrics. This unique relationship with our partner labs provides fellows with a diverse and well-rounded experience in all aspects of clinical cytogenetic and molecular genetic and genomic testing. This program includes formal didactic work, clinical experience, research, teaching opportunities, as well as extensive laboratory training with progressive responsibility throughout the tenure of the fellowship. Fellows will leave the program prepared to direct and interpret clinical genetic analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic diseases at the highest level of quality.


The UW Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics Laboratory is currently seeking applicants for the 2021-2023 LGG training program. The application window is open from August 16th – September 15th, 2021. Those interested in the LGG fellowship can find more information and apply here.


WSLH Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellowship Virtual Tour

LGG Fellowship Training ScheduleLGG Fellowship Schedule diagram



  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics (CBG) Fellowship

The CBG training program is offered in partnership between the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) and the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics. This training program is designed to teach skills necessary to direct operations of an accredited biochemical genetics laboratory as well as conduct academic research as related to clinical laboratory testing. This program is offered in collaboration with the Wisconsin Newborn Screening Laboratory. This unique relationship is intended to provide a comprehensive learning environment, exposing training fellows to the field of biochemical genetics and its interface with newborn screening. Additional information regarding testing in the biochemical genetics and newborn screening laboratories can be found here.


Karyotyper icon


Karyotyper is an interactive software tool designed to train users to identify chromosomes and to begin learning the skills of cytogenetic analysis. A series of chromosome matching modules are included featuring half karyotypes, full karyotypes, and intact metaphase spreads. Initially, the user is alerted to incorrectly placed chromosomes, but the feedback becomes less immediate in more advanced modules. Karyotyper was created by an experienced cytotechnologist and can be utilized by learners at every level – from grade school students to new professionals.  Click the icon above or link here. Give it a try!


Collaborative Genomics Core

Case Conference and Molecular Tumor Board

A recurring scheduled series for CME credit via the UW Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD)


Global Objective- Upon completion of the activity, participants will have the ability to recognize both common and rare genetic abnormalities associated with developmental delay, infertility, prenatal ultrasound findings and oncology specimens. This activity also provides a consult opportunity for review by a molecular tumor board overseen by the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center.


 (Institutional use only)

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