Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Additional Training Opportunities

Additional Training Opportunities

The Genetic Counseling Graduate Program faculty strive to meet the needs and goals of each and every one of our students. Many additional opportunities are available that students can take advantage of based on their interests. Opportunities include:

Second-year students have the option to create their own rotation to meet their interests. With input from program faculty, students design these rotations to meet their own learning objectives. Previous elective rotations have included bioethics, international adoption, hospice, psychiatry, reproductive health, and many more. Follow on the links below to read student blog posts about their rotation experiences:

  • This University of Cincinnati-based certificate program is designed to provide teaching experience to graduate students and prepare them for careers in academia. It serves to compliment and extend the teaching experience gained in the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program.
  • Participation in PFF requires coursework, workshops and a mentored teaching experience.
  • Past students have found the PFF program valuable in providing a more thorough understanding of how people learn, how to structure a class, how to incorporate technology into teaching, and many more educational topics.
  • LEND is a multidisciplinary training program designed to build leaders who will improve the health of infants, children and adolescents with or at risk for neurodevelopmental disabilities and other special health care needs. Emphasis is on developing family-centered, culturally competent interdisciplinary leadership skills.
  • Second-year genetic counseling students who apply and are accepted to the LEND program participate in the LEND Core Curriculum along with other graduate students, and pre-and postdoctoral students and fellows from many other disciplines (audiology, medicine, dentistry, health administration, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, special education, speech-language pathology), self-advocates, and family members of children with disabilities.
  • Genetic counseling students who are not LEND trainees still participate in and benefit from portions of this curriculum and are able to tailor their learning to their interests.

Second-year students are encouraged to attend the National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Conference. In preparation for this meeting, assignments and in-class discussions are held related to networking, job search, professional development and leadership. Financial support for some or all of the students’ travel expenses for the meeting is generally available.

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