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Clinical Genetics Residencies and Fellowships

The Johns Hopkins University Medical Genetics residency and fellowship programs provide ACGME-accredited clinical residency and intensive research training in medical genetics. Our programs offer categorical medical genetics residency, combined medical genetics residencies with Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Maternal Fetal Medicine, and a fellowship in Medical Biochemical Genetics.

Categorical Medical Genetics Residency: This residency is designed for physicians who have completed two or more years of an ACGME accredited residency in primary care medicine including pediatrics, internal medicine, medicine-pediatrics, and others.  This three-year curriculum includes 18 months of concentrated clinical genetics training and 18 months of individualized curriculum with intensive mentored research training in genetics. After a successfully completion of this residency, trainees are qualified and eligible for certification of American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in clinical genetics.

Combined Pediatrics and Medical Genetics Residency: This four-year curriculum is structured according to the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and ABMGG. Residency trainings in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics are fully integrated in this program. Trainees are highly encouraged to complete additional mentored research trainings in medical genetics. After a successfully completion of this residency program, trainees are qualified and eligible for certifications in ABP and ABMGG.

Combined Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics Residency: This five-year curriculum is structured according to the requirements of American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ABMGG. Residency trainings in Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics are fully integrated in this program. Mentored research training in medical genetics is an integral part of the combined residency. After a successfully completion of this residency program, trainees are qualified and eligible for certifications in ABIM and ABMG.  

Combined Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship and Medical Genetics Residency: This four-year curriculum is unique for physicians who have completed an accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and wish to integrate their Maternal and Fetal Medicine (MFM) fellowship with Medical Genetics residency training. This combined program fulfills the board requirement for both clinical and research training for MFM and Medical Genetics leading to certification by both MFM Board and ABMGG. 

Fellowship in Medical Biochemical Genetics: This fellowship is for physicians who have completed an ACGME accredited clinical genetics residency and are interested in advanced training in clinical care and research in biochemical genetics and inborn errors of metabolism. After a successfully completion of this fellowship, trainees are qualified and eligible for certification of ABMGG in Medical Biochemical Genetics.