Thank you for your interest in the medical genetics training program at UCSF. Our mission is to provide outstanding training in clinical genetics and to help each resident achieve personal and career goals in genetics.
We train physicians in genomic-based medical care along with their primary residency. The first year of genetics training is largely clinical. The second year of training adds clinical laboratory training and the trainee's individual areas of interest.
Caring for patients with inborn errors of metabolism and genetic conditions are core elements of our program, along with prenatal genetics, cancer care, birth defects and genetic counseling. Our trainees learn to apply molecular testing, high-throughput sequencing, cytogenetic techniques, and comprehensive care for patients. The background of our residents is typically in pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, or family medicine; however physicians from many specialties are considered.
Individual work with attending physicians and multidisciplinary team-based teaching are emphasized. Genetics weekly rounds and metabolic conferences are opportunities for residents to discuss patients and medical management dilemmas. Didactic sessions also complement the learning environment, along with cutting-edge seminars in human genetics. Our trainees pursue scholarly projects in their area of interest in genomic medicine and attend national and regional meetings. The combination of faculty from pediatrics, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and laboratory medicine provides a rich set of experiences.