Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology



 Vanderbilt Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

The clinical molecular genetics fellowship is a two-year program designed to train pathologists and geneticists for a career in  molecular diagnostics.  This comprehensive American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) accredited program includes training in a variety of molecular based technologies used in the diagnosis of inherited and acquired diseases and pharmacogenetics.  The program integrates rotations in biochemical genetics and cytogenetics laboratories and includes 3 months of training in adult/pediatric genetics clinics and hereditary cancer and prenatal clinics.  The curriculum contains a didactic course in genetics and incorporates attendance and participation in a variety of conferences to correlate molecular genetic results with clinical histories to enhance the educational experience.   In addition to developing skills to direct a clinical molecular genetics laboratory, the fellow will be instrumental in test development and implementation and will conduct clinical based research.

Applicants should possess a PhD or a MD.

Commensurate with relevant experience and previous training.

The fellowship application window is closed for the 2014-16 position. Please check back for updates regarding the 2016-18 position at the beginning of 2015.


Cindy L. Vnencak-Jones, PhD

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

1301 Medical Center Drive
4605 TVC,

Nashville, TN 37232-5310