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Pacific Region Genetic Counseling Training Program Information


Keck Graduate Institute

The Master of Science in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling (MSGC) program at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA, is dedicated to benefiting society through the education, training, and development of innovative, collaborative, culturally engaged, articulate, and caring genetic counselors who will serve the needs of individual patients, the healthcare system, and the bioscience industry.

For more information, go to:  http://www.kgi.edu/msgc


Stanford University

Our vision is to build a genetic counseling community that embraces, empowers, includes, respects, educates, and supports patients, colleagues, students, and partners from all walks of life.

For more information, go to:  http://med.stanford.edu/genetic-counseling.html
For further resources, go to:  http://med.stanford.edu/genetic-counseling/genetic-counseling-resources.html


University of California, Irvine

The program is based in a busy clinical genetics division which serves a diverse patient population, and provides trainees with an immersive experience in all aspects of medical genetics and genetic counseling so that they have the knowledge, skills and experience to help patients, other practitioners and the public understand and adapt to the implications of genetic variation for health.

For more information, go to: http://www.pediatrics.uci.edu/gcprogram


UC Los Angeles

The overall goal of the UCLA M.S. in Genetic Counseling program is to train diverse and well-rounded genetic counselors in clinical genomic medicine who are equipped with the critical thinking skills to guide the evolving field of genetic counseling in this new era of precision health.

For more information, go to:  https://medschool.ucla.edu/gcprogram


UC San Francisco

The UCSF Genetic Counseling Program is an exciting new program that endeavors to train genetic counselors that are able to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving field of contemporary genetic medicine and successfully practice in a wide variety of settings.

For more information, go to:  https://geneticcounseling.ucsf.edu/
For further resources, go to:  https://success.ucsf.edu/resources


University of Washington

The UW GCGP, the first program in Washington, is an accelerated (18-month) training program incorporating comprehensive didactic courses, rich fieldwork experiences, and a capstone project, while being strongly committed to the principles of diversity, anti-racism, and equity.

For more information, go to:  https://www.genetic-counseling-masters.uw.edu/
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Southern California Genetic Counselors (SCGC)

We would like to inform attendees about the Southern California Genetic Counselors group (SCGC).  We are a group of over 200 genetic counselors in Southern California who are incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit to provide education, resources, and awareness about the genetic counseling profession.  At our 3rd annual education conference held virtually on August 28, 2020, 555 attendees included:  320 genetic counselors from across the US, Canada, and outside the US, 29 allied healthcare professionals (10 of which were genetic counseling assistants), 8 physicians, 78 genetic counseling students from East to West coast, and 120 prospective genetic counseling students and undergraduates.  We welcome inquiries at:  info@socalgc.org