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Combined Medical Genetics and Internal Medicine

Since 2005, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine and Institute of Genetic Medicine have jointly offered a 5 year combined Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics residency program leading to dual certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG).

This combined Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics residency is structured according to the requirements of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Genetics. This fully integrated program aims to train outstanding internists and physician scientists who will become experts and future leaders in medical genetics and genomics.

The residency training will be completed at Johns Hopkins affiliated hospitals. During the first year, residents serve as interns in internal medicine program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. During the next three years, resident alternate their residency training in internal medicine and medical genetics every 6 months. During the last 18 months, residents conduct clinical and/or laboratory research in medical genetics. The didactic coursework required for Medical Genetics residency is taken during the 4th and 5th years. All residents are required to attend the genetics conferences and seminars when they are assigned to Medical Genetics and elective rotations. Residents who have successfully completed this program are qualified and board eligible in internal medicine and medical genetics.

Applicants who are interested in the combined training pathway must submit their application through ERAS. Applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of faculty members from internal Medicine and Medical Genetics training programs. Selected applicants are invited for interviews by faculty from both residency training programs. Additional information on the Board requirements for the combined training in internal medicine and medical genetics can be found at the ABIM and ABMG websites.