Graduate Medical Education (GME): Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency

Program Director: Oleg Shchelochkov, MD

The NIH Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency is for physicians (MD, DO, or equivalent) seeking training in clinical genetics. The primary goal of the program is to train physicians to become highly-skilled and independent medical geneticists, prepared to deliver state of the art clinical genetics and genomic services, and to perform clinically relevant and translational research. The program requires a three-year commitment.

Program Structure
The first two years of the Residency fulfills requirements of the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This includes 18 months of clinical/laboratory training and 6 months of research. Clinical training includes the rare and diverse patient population at NIH, as well as rotations through outstanding clinical programs within the metropolitan areas of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Rotations outside of NIH provide extensive experience with common genetic disorders in pediatric and adult populations.

The third funded year of training can either be spent conducting research relevant to the fields of Medical Genetics and Genomics or by completing training in an additional genetics sub-specialty (e.g., Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship).

Additional Information
Additional information about the Residency in Medical Genetics and Genomics, Program Staff and Faculty and current clinical protocols can be obtained through the NHGRI website.

Application Information
Applications should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The NIH Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency participates in the Medical Genetics Residency MATCH (NRMP code 2006130F0). Applicants must be U.S. citizens, green card holders or foreign nationals (with a valid visa) and have completed 3 years of a U.S. ACGME-accredited residency prior to their start date within the program.

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This page last updated on 11/04/2022

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