The Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program emphasizes the importance of scholarly contributions and the research process. Students engage in both didactic and experiential learning throughout research-focused coursework and the development of a scholarly project relevant to the field of genetic counseling. The program provides exposure to disseminating research findings through participation in the P&S Student Research Day in the spring term of Year 2. Additionally, all students who have permission from the investigator with whom they are working will submit their research to a national scientific meeting for presentation and/or a peer-reviewed academic journal for publication.