Educational Opportunities


American Board of Medical Genetics and

Genomics Training Programs

Program Description

 

  • Cytogenetics Fellowship
    • This two to three year fellowship prepares candidates for the American Board of Medical Genetics General and Clinical Cytogenetics examinations. Opportunities for collaborative research are available in a variety of genetic subspecialties and required for completion of training. The first two years of the program includes formal didactic work, clinical experience, research, teaching opportunities, as well as extensive laboratory training with progressive responsibility throughout the tenure of the fellow. The third year is available as necessary for the completion of research studies. Additional information about the ABMG training programs and board certification can be found at www.abmg.org.

 

  • Molecular Genetics Fellowship
    • This is a two-three year program offered in collaboration with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and in partnership with PreventionGenetics, Inc. in Marshfield and BloodCenter of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. This unique relationship with our partner labs provides a broad range of clinical molecular genetic testing in state of the art methods and in a variety of environments. The first two years of the program includes formal didactic work, clinical experience, research, teaching opportunities, as well as extensive laboratory training with progressive responsibility throughout the tenure of the fellow. The third year is available as necessary for the completion of research studies. Completion of the program prepares the fellow to meet the eligibility criteria for the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) board exam in General Genetics and Molecular Genetics. Additional information about the ABMG training programs and board certification can be found at www.abmg.org.
  • Biochemical Genetics Fellowship
    • The Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH) and the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics are recruiting applicants for the Biochemical Genetics fellowship accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). 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 at: www.slh.wisc.edu.

Karyotyper

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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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