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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, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Reproductive Endocrinology, as well as 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 focusing on intensive mentored research training in medical genetics. After successful completion of this residency, trainees are eligible to sit for the exam leading to certification by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) in clinical genetics and are fully prepared to embark on a career as a physician and an investigator in medical 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 training in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics is fully integrated in this program. For trainees interested in mentored research training in pediatric genetics, an ABMGG- and ABP-approved five-year curriculum is available and highly encouraged. After successful completion of this residency program, trainees are eligible to sit for the examinations leading to certification by the ABP and ABMGG.

Combined Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics Residency: This four-year curriculum is structured according to the requirements of American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and ABMGG. Residency training 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. For trainees interested in mentored research training in internal medicine and genetics, an ABMGG- and ABIM-approved five-year curriculum is available and highly encouraged. After successful completion of this residency program, trainees are eligible to sit for the examinations leading to certification by the ABIM and ABMGG.  

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. Mentored research training in MFM-genetics is an integral part of the training program. This combined program fulfills the board requirement for both clinical and research training for MFM and Medical Genetics. After successful completion of this fellowship program, trainees are eligible to sit for the examination leading to certification by ABOG in MFM and ABMGG. 

Combined Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility 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 Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) fellowship with Medical Genetics residency training. Mentored research training in REI-genetics is an integral part of the training program. This combined program fulfills the board requirement for both clinical and research training in REI and Medical Genetics. After successful completion of this program, trainees are eligible to sit for the examinations leading to certifications by the ABOG in REI 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  successful completion of this fellowship, trainees are eligible to sit for the examination leading to certification by the ABMGG in Medical Biochemical Genetics.