Vanderbilt Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Cindy L. Vnencak-Jones, PhD, Fellowship Director
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.
For fellowships starting July 1, 2016, applications will be accepted July 1, 2015 – October 31, 2015. Interviews will begin in October 2015.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, standard VMC Residency/Fellowship application (please see the following link: http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=gme&doc=13198 to download), CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation to:
Tapherine DeVany, Department Education Specialist
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Graduate Education Office
1161 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37232