Additional Educational Opportunities
Additional Educational Activities
• Departmental Seminar – A weekly educational seminar is sponsored by the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics. Presenters include invited guest speakers, departmental faculty, fellows and students. Genetic counseling students are required to present a seminar related to their graduate research project during their second year of training.
• Journal Club – A monthly journal club is sponsored by the Division of Clinical Genetics. Genetic counseling and clinical genetics topics of interest are discussed. Genetic counseling students are required to select, present, and lead discussion about one current journal article at a journal club during their second year.
• Syndromes of the Month – Once to twice each month, students attend review lectures on various genetic syndromes. During each meeting, two students provide slide presentations on assigned syndromes.
• Maternal-Fetal Medicine Conferences – Students will attend and participate in these conferences during their prenatal rotations. At both University Hospital sites, students will deliver a presentation on a topic of interest in prenatal genetics.
• Community Outreach – Students will have the opportunity to participate in invited talks to local schools and community groups.
Genetics Education Opportunities and Conferences
Indiana Network of Genetic Counselors – Students may participate in a variety of activities sponsored by the INGC including the annual INGC Update4:Genetics education conference, Celebrate Science Day, and semiannual INGC meetings.
• National NSGC Annual Education Conference – This conference provides outstanding continuing education, networking and employment-related opportunities in genetic counseling. Students typically receive financial assistance with meeting registration and travel expenses for the national meeting during their second year.