Tips for Navigating the Information About a Career in Genetic Counseling and the Training Programs

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Below is a summary of what information each national genetic counseling organizations may provide. The link at the bottom of this page will take you to the page that will navigate you to information about the organizations and genetic counseling training programs in North America.

*NOTE: *The menu bar at the top of each webpage is for the WSRGN website and not the organization or program information.

The following organizations have*general information*about a career in genetic counseling or training programs.

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National Society of Genetic Counselors

  • Questions about becoming board certified?
  • Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
  • Questions about accreditation for genetic counseling training programs?
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American Board of Genetic Counseling

  • General questions about training programs?
  • Questions about matching to programs?
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Minority Genetic Professionals Network

  • Are you a minority student interested in the profession? The MGPN has information about mentoring and support for minority students who are interested in entering the genetic counseling profession.
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Disability Genetic Counselors Network

  • Students with disabilities interested in the profession?

We also have information about Canadian Programs:

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Canadian Association of Genetic Counselling

  • Need general information about being a genetic counselor in Canada?
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Canadian Programs

  • Find out about the programs in Canada.

The U.S. Genetic Counseling Training Programs are organized on the map by regions across the country.

  • Click on the region to see the training programs in that region.
  • Click on the program logo or name to go to the program profile page for information about the program.

We hope you enjoy learning about becoming a genetic counselor!