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Categorical Medical Genetics Training Opportunity

Welcome to the Categorical Medical Genetics Residency Program at Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Thank you for your interest in our program. Our mission is to provide top-notch training to all of our trainees. Our education includes how to approach, diagnose, and potentially treat common and uncommon anomalies and syndromes. As each trainee is unique, individual training experiences are tailored as much as possible to each resident’s areas of interest and career goals.

The Categorical Medical Genetics Residency Program is a 2-year program that leads to board certification in Medical Genetics. Trainees must have completed at least two years of another ABMS specialty prior to starting the program. Trainees complete 18 months of clinical rotations in adult, biochemical, cancer, general/ pediatric, laboratory, and prenatal genetics, including both inpatient and outpatient rotations. The final 6 months of the program are dedicated to research that can be clinical or molecular in nature.

Trainees learn from 10 clinical genetics faculty with diverse training backgrounds that include neurology, urology, internal medicine, pediatrics and metabolic genetics. The majority of the clinical training occurs at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals. Trainees have the opportunity to attend many specialty and multidisciplinary clinics with one of our genetics faculty. Some of those clinics include Prader Willi clinic, Marfan Syndrome Clinic, Congenital Cardiac Malformations Clinic, Neurogenetics Clinic, Vascular Anomalies clinic, and Craniofacial clinic.

Resident Wellness

The wellness of our residents is an important aspect of our program.  Some activities that help promote wellness include frequent appreciation lunches, outings, and faculty-assisted discussions regarding work-life balance. The last gathering included a cookout with entertainment with an animal and reptile show.

Resident Didactics/Educational Opportunities

  • Weekly clinical case conference
  • Grand Rounds on Fridays
  • Resident Educational Sessions on Fridays
  • Tumor Boards
  • Fetal Boards
  • Weekly Department of Genetics and Genomics research seminars
  • Our residents have the opportunity to attend the SIMD North American Metabolic Academy in addition to the ACMG and ASHG conferences

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