The mission of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program of the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is to maximize the academic, clinical, research, and professional development of genetic counseling students.

Our graduates are prepared to provide high-quality client-centered culturally responsive care, contribute to the advancement of knowledge and improved care through research, create new interdisciplinary niches, incorporate available genomic discoveries into practice, and serve as leaders in the genetic counseling field.

Program Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ)

The Cincinnati Genetic Counseling Graduate Program is committed to creating a safe, supportive, and dynamic learning environment for students with all identities, perspectives, and backgrounds including but not limited to one’s age, race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, language, immigration status, religion, and disability. We believe that the training of all our students is enhanced by diversity in perspectives and ultimately supports their cultural responsiveness and the health and wellbeing of all patients.

DEIJ Program Goals

  • To train the next generation of genetic counselors to be competent, knowledgeable, and empowered allies of marginalized communities, and to build an inclusive space for our students with marginalized identities
  • To promote diversity in the genetic counseling profession to better reflect the patients we serve and foster cultural sensitivity and humility
  • To adopt an anti-oppressive and anti-racist framework that promotes equity and justice
  • To continually evaluate program culture, curriculum, fieldwork experiences, and garner stakeholder feedback to ensure our policies, educational strategies and content are consistent with our DEIJ goals