Genomics in medicine: a novel elective rotation for internal medicine residents.

Journal Article (Letter)

It is well recognised that medical training globally and at all levels lacks sufficient incorporation of genetics and genomics education to keep up with the rapid advances and growing application of genomics to clinical care. However, the best strategy to implement these desired changes into postgraduate medical training and engage learners is still unclear. We developed a novel elective rotation in 'Genomic Medicine and Undiagnosed Diseases' for categorical Internal Medicine Residents to address this educational gap and serve as an adaptable model for training that can be applied broadly across different specialties and at other institutions. Key curriculum goals achieved include increased understanding about genetic testing modalities and tools available for diagnosis and risk analysis, the role of genetics-trained allied health professionals, and indications and limitations of genetic and genomic testing in both rare and common conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Geng, LN; Kohler, JN; Levonian, P; Members of the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, ; Bernstein, JA; Ford, JM; Ahuja, N; Witteles, R; Hom, J; Wheeler, M

Published Date

  • October 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 95 / 1128

Start / End Page

  • 569 - 572

PubMed ID

  • 31439813

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-0756

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/postgradmedj-2018-136355


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England