Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Clinical Research Education Training Program in Medical Genetics


About the Program


The Clinical Research Education Training Program is a short-term summer training program that gives first and second-year medical students from first generation and socio-economically disadvantaged communities the opportunity to gain clinical research experience within the field of medical genetics. The purpose of this program is centered on increasing underserved individuals in medicine with the long-term goal of supporting a comprehensive community of clinical trainees pursuing medical genetics careers.

In addition to hands-on-research, interns will have access to:

  • Biocuration training
  • Friday noon conference (current clinical genetics residents demonstrate how evaluations and modern clinical genetic testing lead to molecular diagnosis along with clinical management)
  • Clinical observation
  • Professional development sessions (grant writing, creating an individual development plan, health, wellness, and resilience training)


The Department of Molecular and Human Genetics will support two to three interns each application cycle. Applicants must meet these criteria: 

  • First generation and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 
  • Be a first or second-year medical student in good standing 

How to Apply

The online application opens in November of each program year. The due date will be provided on the application.
Complete the following forms to apply: