Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine
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Elective Rotations in Genetics
Clinical Medical Genetics Residency Program
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The Vanderbilt University Medical Center two-year ACGME-accredited Medical Genetics Residency program is based in the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Our goal is to train geneticists who will be able to excel in this new era of genomics as academic physicians or clinical geneticists, offering broad opportunities and experiences. Ample campus-wide research opportunities allow our residents to pursue research interests. Mentoring systems are in place to help the residents identify and excel in these opportunities.

We offer a comprehensive training program that integrates all aspects of the field, including diagnostic workup, therapeutic strategies, counseling and education to train you to feel comfortable with the approach to any patient, prenatal through adulthood. Your training interactions will include work with board-certified geneticists, molecular and cytogeneticists, dieticians, nurses and social workers. Your rotations and time with us will incorporate work with an even broader team to include neurologists, psychologists, oncologists, obstetrics and many others.

Candidates who apply to our program come to us after having completed a residency in another specialty. These individuals are required to complete two years of training in genetics to be eligible for ABMGG certification in clinical genetics. Within the two-year training period, it is expected that six months of research work will be completed.

During the 18 months of clinical rotations, time is divided between rotations on the inpatient consultation service, outpatient clinics, multidisciplinary clinics and the diagnostic laboratory.

Vanderbilt is leading the field in many areas of genetics. You will have the opportunity to learn and work with these teams as they relate to your interests through electives and research time:

Sample rotation diagram (PDF)


How to apply

Applicants to this program are also encouraged to use the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) for entry and submit applications through AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

ERAS requires the following documents:

  • Three letters of reference - one should be from your current residency program director
  • Personal statement
  • Official medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores

International graduates are required to include:

  • Copy of a credentials review letter from the ABMGG. Note: All foreign graduates must have attended an ACGME accredited United States primary residency program for a minimum of two years prior to applying to our program.
  • Copy of current ECFMG (Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate

We are unable to sponsor H1 and J1 visas at this time.

Please contact Mattie Goosetree, Associate Program Manager if you have any questions.

Mattie Goostree
Associate Program Manager
Vanderbilt Genetics Residency Program
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way, 11134B DOT
Nashville, TN 37232-9760

Phone: (615) 936-1702
Email: mattie.goostree@vumc.org

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