Department of Molecular and Human Genetics

Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency Program


Two-Year Program in Medical Genetics and Genomics


Many of our residents come to the program after having completed a residency in another specialty. These individuals are required to complete two years of training in genetics to be eligible for ABMGG certification in clinical genetics. Residents are also eligible for board-certification in their primary specialty. Within the two-year training period, it is expected that six months of research work will be completed. On a case-by-case basis, a third year in the program is recommended for further research work.

During the 18 months of clinical rotations, time is divided between rotations on the inpatient consultation service, outpatient general adult and pediatric clinics, subspecialty clinics, and the diagnostic laboratory as well as attending conferences and didactic teaching sessions.


How to Apply


Interviews are conducted September - November and the match date is typically late November or early December for a start date of July 1.

Applicants to this program are also required to use National Residency Match Program (NRMP) for entry and submit applications through AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). ERAS usually opens in July and the following documents are required:

  • Three letters of reference (one should be from your current residency program director)
  • Personal statement
  • Official medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores

ACGME: Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency


Program Number: 1304821012
Program Director: Vernon Reid Sutton, M.D.
Program Coordinator: Kara Mitchell

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