Educational Programs | M65 825 Clinical Genetics
The goal of the Senior Medical Student elective in Clinical Genetics is to familiarize the student with the role of the Clinical Geneticist and Genetic Counselor in the diagnosis and management of birth defects and genetic disease. Attainment of this goal will be accomplished by a myriad of clinical experiences through established weekly genetics clinics in the Department of Pediatrics, Medicine and Neurology and on the pediatric genetics inpatient consultation service at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The primary student role will be clinical evaluation of patients with various genetic diseases and syndromes under supervision of a clinical geneticist and/or a genetic counselor. Through this exposure the student will be expected to leave the elective not only with a more thorough understanding of basic genetic principles but also of the role of genetics in health care and the impact genetic disease has on the patient, their family and society. Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks, 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37 and 41.