Elective Rotations in Clinical Genetics
The Institute of Genetic Medicine offers elective rotations for JHU residents, medical students, physician assistants and other trainees studying in a health care field. During this time trainees will have the opportunity to participate in outpatient Medical Genetics clinics and inpatient consultations.
- Become familiar with the systematic approach to evaluating a patient with a known or suspected genetic disorder.
- Be able to perform a physical examination with emphasis on identifying and describing congenital anomalies and dysmorphic features.
- Be able to elicit and construct a complete three generation pedigree (family tree).
- Become familiar with how genetic counselors and geneticists approach counseling for conditions with Mendelian inheritance patterns (autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked), and non-Mendelian inheritance patterns (mitochondrial inheritance, multifactorial conditions and chromosomal abnormalities).
- Become familiar with online resources that are available for physicians caring for patients with genetic disorders.
- Become familiar with community resources and support groups for individuals and their families who have a genetic disorder.
- Learn the common indications for referring a patient to genetic services.
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