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Combined Medical Genetics and Pediatrics

Since 2001, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Genetic Medicine have jointly offered a five year combined Pediatrics and Medical Genetics residency program. Beginning July 2014, we received approval from the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) to offer a four-year curriculum of combined Pediatrics and Medical Genetics residency training at Johns Hopkins. This newly established combined Pediatrics and Medical Genetics residency is structured according to the ABP and ABMG requirements. This fully integrated program aims to train outstanding pediatricians and physician scientists who will become future leaders in pediatric genetics and genomics medicine. Residency training will be completed at Johns Hopkins and its affiliated hospitals. Residents who have successfully completed this program are qualified and board eligible in pediatrics and medical genetics.

Residents spend their entire first year of training in general pediatrics. During the second and third years, residents alternate their training in medical genetics and pediatrics every 6 months. Residents spend the fourth year in medical genetics including a 6 month individualized curriculum. Residents are strongly encouraged to complete additional year(s) of clinical and/or laboratory research training in genetics at the completion of their four year residency training in this program.

Applicants who are interested in this combined training pathway should submit their application through ERAS. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of faculty members from pediatrics and Medical Genetics residency programs. Selected applicants are invited for interview. Additional information on the Board requirements for the combined training in pediatrics and medical genetics can be found at the ABP and ABMG websites.