Fieldwork Sites

Our program faculty, pictured above, provide supervision for our students as they develop and master their skills outside of the classroom through interaction with clients and the healthcare team. Learn more about the internship placements available to our students.

Cancer Genetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling services for clients being seen in the cancer genetics clinics. Students work with clients affected with or at risk for hereditary breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and other cancers. Meet the cancer genetics fieldwork faculty.

Cardiogenetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling for clients being seen in the cardiogenetics clinics. Students work with adult and pediatric clients with congenital heart defects, heritable rhythm disorders, familial hypercholesterolemia, thoracic aortic aneurysm, Marfan syndrome, and cardiomyopathies. Meet the cardiogenetics fieldwork faculty.

General Genetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling for clients being seen in the general genetics clinic. Students work with clients with multiple congenital anomalies, developmental delay/intellectual disability, hypotonia, and other nonspecific findings. Additionally, students work with pediatric and adult clients being evaluated for a variety of specific genetic disorders, including skeletal dysplasias, craniofacial disorders, neurofibromatosis, connective tissue disorders, and other single-gene and multifactorial disorders. Meet the general genetics fieldwork faculty.

Inpatient Genetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling services for inpatients during their stay in the hospital. Students work with individuals whose reason for hospitalization could be due to an underlying genetic condition, and for whom genetic testing results could impact care provided during their hospital stay and beyond. Meet the inpatient genetics fieldwork faculty.

Lab-Based Genetic Counseling

Students explore the various roles a lab-based genetic counselor can play within a clinical diagnostic genetic testing lab. Students provide supervised genetic counseling services within the lab, including facilitating genetic test ordering by health care providers, write test result reports, evaluate genetic test offerings, and support utilization management efforts. Meet the lab-based genetic counseling fieldwork faculty.

Metabolic Genetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling services for clients with inborn errors of metabolism. Students work with individuals affected with or at risk for metabolic disorders across the lifespan, including those diagnosed through newborn screening programs. Meet the metabolic genetics fieldwork faculty.

Nephrogenetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling services for clients being seen in the nephrology clinics. Students work with clients affected with or at risk for acute and chronic kidney disorders across the lifespan, including investigating novel genomic findings related to kidney disease. Meet the nephrogenetics fieldwork faculty.

Neurogenetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling services for clients being seen in the neurology clinics. Students work with adult and pediatric clients with epilepsy, memory disorders and dementia, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, and neurodegenerative disorders. Meet the neurogenetics fieldwork faculty.

Ophthalmology Genetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling services for clients being seen in the ophthalmology genetics clinics. Students work with clients affected with or at risk for hereditary eye diseases, including Stargardt disease, Peter’s plus syndrome, macular dystrophy, Leber congenital amaurosis, cone-rod dystrophy, Usher syndrome, and Norrie syndrome. Meet the ophthalmology genetics fieldwork faculty.

Reproductive Genetics

Students provide supervised genetic counseling services for clients being seen in the reproductive genetics clinic. Students work with clients with abnormal prenatal screening results, abnormal prenatal ultrasound results, clients considering invasive prenatal testing (i.e., CVS, amniocentesis), and clients at high risk for fetal anomalies. Students provide genetic test results and work with clients in follow-up who continue or terminate their pregnancy. Meet the reproductive genetics fieldwork faculty.

Translational Genomics

Students are given an introduction to sequencing technology and the analysis pipeline within the Institute for Genomic Medicine, as well as the tools and databases used to interpret genomic variants. Students interpret example variants and apply this experience to critically analyze a clinical whole exome sequencing report, including appreciating the limitations of sequencing technology and variant interpretation. Meet the translational genomics fieldwork faculty.