Graduate Programs & Training

At the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine | Department of Genetic Medicine, we are committed to providing educational opportunities for our graduate and medical students, residents and fellows to empower them to deliver state-of-the-art patient care and genetics research. Through our multifaceted programs, we guide our trainees to enhance the integration of genetics into all medicine. New! Ph.D. students in STEM fields: learn about the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative, a new endowed fellowship program at Johns Hopkins for students who have attended a historically black college and university (HBCU) or other minority serving institution (MSI) for undergraduate study. 

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Human Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program
The human genetics and genomics graduate program provides a solid foundation in human and molecular biology, human genetics and our state-of-the-art research methodology.

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Clinical Genetics Residency Programs
Our program offers preparation for ABMG certification, including intensive mentored research training to prepare trainees to compete for research funding and for academic careers in genetic medicine.

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Medical Students
Our one-month elective rotation in clinical genetics offers the opportunity to participate in outpatient genetics clinics and inpatient services and consultations.

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Continuing Medical Education (CME)
As a cornerstone of the Johns Hopkins mission, continuing education provides physicians and other health care providers with necessary knowledge and skills for their respective fields.

Learn about training opportunities