University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Genetic Counseling Training Program
Location: Little Rock, AR & Fayetteville, AR
Program Length: 21 months
Vision: The UAMS Genetic Counseling Graduate Program develops future genetic counselors who are innovative, adaptive, and compassionate experts committed to making a difference in the lives of others both nationally and internationally and their faculty are experts in teaching, scholarship, and service to the profession.
Mission: The mission of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is to produce competent genetic counselors by providing rigorous, forward-thinking training through education, research and diverse clinical experiences.
We accomplish this by:
- Offering students a rigorous, innovative, and contemporary education/training;
- Contributing to patient-centered genetic counseling both in person and via telegenetics;
- Contributing new knowledge to the profession through research and scholarship; and
- Advocating for and serving our communities, patients and profession.
Core Values: Integrity, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Teamwork, Creativity, Excellence, Advocacy, Empathy, Community
- GRE – ❌
- International students – ✅
- GPA requirement = min 2.85
- In-state priority – ✅
- Interviews – Virtual
- In-state: $22,388
- Out-of-state: $48,430
- International: $48,430
- Tuition reduction options – ✅
- On-campus work opportunities – ✅
- Application Waivers – ❌
- Match Waivers – ✅
Through the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors (AGCPD)
- Arkansas; Memphis, TN, and Louisville, KY
- Flexible summer rotation opportunities – ✅
Currently have Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice initiatives as part of the program.