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Clinical Genetics and Genomics Residency Training Program

The Yale Genetics Department sponsors a two-year ACGME accredited Clinical Genetics and Genomics residency training program leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). Application for the residency is open to individuals with a U.S. or Canadian earned M.D. or D.O. degree, or equivalent*, who has trained a minimum of one year in an ACGME-accredited residency that includes 12 months of direct patient care.

Our program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical genetics including general pediatric and adult genetics, metabolic genetics, prenatal and cancer genetics. All patient encounters are at the Yale Medical Center and nearby satellite clinics and are performed under the supervision of an attending geneticist. Residents rotate in inpatient and outpatient areas including onsite molecular and cytogenetics laboratory rotations where the residents will complete one month-long block at each lab with full exposure to exome sequencing analysis, microarray, FISH and chromosome analysis. Until we reopen our biochemical genetics lab, our current biochemical laboratory rotation is at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. There is a six-month protected block for research which can be done anywhere within Yale University.

Upon completion of the program, residents can apply for certification through the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG); information on this process can be found here.

* Individuals with a doctoral degree earned outside of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico are strongly urged to have their international credentials reviewed by the ABMGG Credentials Committee for equivalency of their doctoral degree prior to entering an ACGME-accredited clinical genetics and genomics residency program.

To Apply

Application is through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) with a match date in October of each year. Two positions per year are sponsored. Rolling admission is open for unmatched position(s). Inquiries can be sent to program director Hui Zhang and program coordinator Erika Alexander.

Program Director