Graduates of the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program who are working in diverse locations are available to conduct informational meetings with applicants. Meeting a graduate gives applicants the chance to learn more about the Genetic Counseling Graduate Program at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s. Our engaged alums are willing to discuss how the program prepared them for real-world genetic counseling and the board exam.

This meeting may also provide our Admissions Committee with additional information about your preparation for the program; the graduate can send a short note to our office for your application file. Meeting a graduate does not substitute for interviewing in Cincinnati with our Admissions Committee.

Applicants who previously worked or interned with a program graduate and asked this graduate to write a formal reference letter for the application should not set up another meet-a-graduate appointment.

If you want to meet a graduate, contact our office to obtain contact information for a graduate in your area. Email gcprog@cchmc.org or call 513-636-8448. If desired, you can provide specific characteristics that would be most helpful in matching you with a graduate (ex: you want to speak to a graduate of color, a graduate who attended graduate school as a parent, a graduate who chose genetic counseling as a second career, etc.).

It is your responsibility to contact the graduate and schedule a mutually agreeable meeting time and place. The meeting can take place virtually, at the graduate’s workplace, a local coffee shop, etc. As a reminder, all meetings with graduates should take place prior to the application deadline that year. The graduate will not have access to any of your application materials, and you need not bring transcripts or letters to your meeting.

Meeting a graduate is OPTIONAL. Applicants who do not meet a graduate will not be penalized.