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Graduate Medical Education (GME): Medical Genetics

Fellowship Program Director: Maximilian Muenke, MD
Fellowship Associate Program Director: Don Hadley, MS, CGC

The NIH Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine Residency is for Physicians (MD or DO) and Physician Scientists (MD/PhD) seeking training in human and medical 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 and laboratory training followed by 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 inherited / genetic diseases and disorders spanning the life span.

The third year of training can either be spent conducting research of interest to the Resident and relevant to the fields of Medical Genetics and Genomics or by completing training in an additional specialty/sub-specialty of genetics; e.g. Clinical Molecular, Clinical Biochemical Clinical Cytogenetics or Medical Biochemical Genetics.

Additional Information
Additional information about the Residency in Medical Genetics, 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 & Genomic Medicine Residency participates in the Medical Genetics Residency MATCH. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, Green card holders or Foreign Nationals (with a valid Visa) and have completed a U.S. ACGME accredited Residency. Application can be made beginning in July of the year prior to their anticipated start date.


Additional questions about the program can be directed to either:

Maximilian Muenke, MD, Program Director
Don Hadley, MS, CGC, Associate Director
Phone: 301-496-3980

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This page last updated on 04/04/2019

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