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Medical Genetics and Genomics Fellowship Program
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Medical Genetics and Genomics Fellowship Program

Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offer an American Board of Medical Genetics accredited Fellowship in Clinical Genetics. A major focus of the MMC and Einstein Fellowship is reproductive genetics, existing within a broad-based, comprehensive, non-categorical clinical genetics, research, and training program for individuals who have completed initial residency requirements in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Fellowship opportunities in Clinical Genetics, for clinicians trained in Pediatrics are also available through this joint program which runs cooperatively with the Department of Pediatrics.

The Division of Reproductive Genetics consists of faculty with expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, genetic counseling, molecular biology, cytogenetics, and biochemical genetics. The Division is one of several in a Department of over 80 full time faculty with strong clinical and research interests. The objective of the service program is to provide screening, counseling, diagnostic treatment, research and prevention services to patients and families with suspected or proven genetic disorders who reside in the Bronx, Queens, upper Manhattan, and Westchester County. Services include comprehensive proband-oriented medical genetics services, carrier testing for a variety of genetic disorders, genetic counseling, an active gene therapy program for Gaucher disease, and antenatal diagnosis utilizing ultrasound, CVS, amniocentesis (early and traditional), and PUBS.

Investigative opportunities exist both within the Divisional Sections of Molecular Biology, Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Clinical Genetics as well as in collaboration with other Divisions of the Department and with University colleagues in the clinical and basic sciences. At present, areas of investigation include population screening for genetic diseases, neurofibromatosis, and preimplantation prenatal diagnosis. Linkage with other medical genetics programs in the metropolitan area and the State of New York provide a favorable milieu for pre- and postdoctoral training of qualified candidates in medical genetics.

The fellowship program in medical genetics lasts three years and is oriented to the obstetrician-gynecologist who has clinical and research interests in reproductive genetics. Possession of an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of New York is a mandatory requirement, as is Board Certification (or active candidate status) in a discipline recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialists.