The ongoing explosion of technological and conceptual developments in medical genetics has made it increasingly important to provide rigorous training for physicians who wish to participate directly in the discovery of new genetics knowledge and in its application to patient care. The Clinical Genetics Center at the University of Wisconsin is a partnership between the Department of Pediatrics, the Waisman Center, UW Hospitals and Clinics, the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene and the State of Wisconsin Division of Public Health. The Center is a model for comprehensive genetics care, generating model programs of service delivery including clinical outreach services, and training of a broad range of genetics professionals (physicians, genetics counselors and laboratory specialists in cytogenetics and biochemical genetics).
The purpose of the residency program is to identify physicians with the most promising prospects for clinical and academic proficiency in medical genetics and to offer them outstanding clinical and research training. We are committed to training physician-scientists; as such, the two-year clinical training is paired with a one-year clinical laboratory fellowship or research laboratory experience, and includes substantial opportunities for graduate-level didactic education, teaching experience and translational research.