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Medical Genetics Residency Program

The overall goal of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine's Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency Program is to provide residents with a broad exposure to all aspects of medical genetics and to prepare them to become outstanding medical geneticists with skills in the ACGME core competencies. They receive instruction in the scientific principles of genetics for evidence-based practice, for public health screening programs, and for understanding of laboratory evaluations and research. At completion, trainees are prepared to practice medical genetics and have the foundation to pursue life-long learning and a career in academics and/or research if desired.

Specific Goals of the Program

  • To provide a full range of clinical experience with all types and all ages of genetics patients, through a variety of clinical settings, to gain skills in various approaches to clinical and laboratory evaluation, management, and counseling;

  • To provide training by, and access to, a broad faculty of physicians, laboratory specialists, and research scientists in all areas of genetics;

  • To provide a range of clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research opportunities in genetics to permit understanding of the field and allow the trainee to develop a research focus; and

  • To provide graduate didactic instruction, professional forums for discussion, direct self-study, and other educational opportunities in all areas of genetics, and to promote life-long learning.

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Prior to appointment in the Genetics program, residents must have successfully completed at least 12-months of a residency program accredited by the ACGME residency (e.g., pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, etc) that includes at least 12 months of direct patient care experience. (Residents from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)-accredited residency programs located in Canada are also eligible.)

(Please note: International Medical Graduates (IMG) must have a Standard Certificate from ECFMG and be a citizen of the United States or hold a J-1 or permanent visa (“green card”). Non-U.S. Citizens who are graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada are not considered to be IMG and do not require ECFMG sponsorship.)

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Matching Service (ERAS) (listed as fellowship in ERAS) and the program participates in NRMP.  Additional applications will be considered for a July 1 start, after NRMP “Match Day." 

If applying after the Match Date, qualified and interested applicants should contact the Program Coordinator by email to request an application packet.

Due to the precautions during the Covid-19 pandemic, the University of Oklahoma Health and Sciences Center's Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency will be conducting interviews virtually during the 2020 application period.

Medical Licensure

Residents at a PGY3 level or above, must be fully licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure. Residents at PGY2 level should apply for a Special Training License.

Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision
101 NE 51st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Telephone: (405) 962-1400

Eligibility for AMBGG Clinical Genetics Board Certification

1. Doctoral degree requirements: Clinical Genetics and Genomics--MD or DO or equivalent

2. The Clinical Genetics and Genomics specialty training requirements include:

  • Satisfactory completion of 2 years, full-time training in an ACGME-accredited medical genetics and genomics residency following satisfactory completion of a minimum of one year, full-time training in an ACGME-accredited residency (e.g., pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, etc.) that includes at least 12 months of direct patient care experience;  
  • Satisfactory completion of full-time training in a dual-board approved, combined residency program, including Pediatrics/Medical Genetics and Genomics, Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics and Genomics, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility/ Medical Genetics and Genomics, or Maternal Fetal Medicine subspecialty/Medical Genetics and Genomics. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the combined training, a trainee is qualified to apply for certification by the ABMGG and the other ABMS-member board for the second discipline. Applicants must satisfactorily complete the specific credentialing requirements of each Board to be eligible to sit for the examination of that Board. Certification in one specialty is not contingent upon certification in the other specialty.

3. Completion of AMBGG credentialing process to determine applicant's candidate status for the AMBGG certifying exam. Details and instructions available online from ABMGG.

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Danielle DeMarzo, MD
Program Director, Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency

Amelia Cannon, CMAS, RMA
Program Coordinator, Medical Genetics and Genomics Residency