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OVERVIEW OF THE CYTOGENETICS FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

(current/new) The Pittsburgh Cytogenetic Laboratory is accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) for the training of clinical cytogenetics fellows. The two year program is designed for individuals who wish to become directors of clinical cytogenetics laboratories.

The PCL offers broad laboratory training in all areas of clinical cytogenetics, including :

We will provide the fellows with a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience necessary to direct a clinical cytogenetics laboratory. During the two years of training the fellows will receive instructions and hands-on experience in both basic cytogenetic techniques and advanced molecular cytogenetics diagnostic methods including array CGH (Oligonucleotide and SNP arrays). The fellows will interact with the medical staff of the hospital to gain further experience in cooperating and consulting with a variety of health care professionals.

Fellows will participate in the clinical genetics, clinical microarray, hematopathology case conferences, the Children’s Hospital tumor board and genetic counseling sections. In addition the candidate is required to take several graduate level courses at the Graduate School of Public Health at the university of Pittsburgh in the area of Human Genetics.

Upon the successful completion of the two-year training the cytogenetic fellows should be eligible for the ABMGG certification exam for Clinical Cytogenetics and be able to:

Eligibility of Candidates:

Interested applicants may contact the program directors for more information.
Application can be obtained from:

Dr. Aleksandar Rajkovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact: 
Pauline Zorosak
Assistant Administrator
Tel:  412-641-7531
freep@mwri.magee.edu

 

ABMGG-Accredited Clinical Laboratory Training Programs