Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology


 Vanderbilt Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Cindy L. Vnencak-Jones, PhDFellowship 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,  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
CC-3322 MCN
1161 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37232