Students and Trainees


Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Human and Molecular Genetics offers graduate programs as well as postdoctoral and fellowship opportunities in the area of human genetics. The fellowship program in human genetics provides training for the American Board of Medical Genetics certification. Graduates of the Master in Genetic Counseling Program are eligible for the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification.

We are one of only five stand alone Department of Human and Molecular Genetics on the East Coast and our programs are accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics, Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Genetic Counseling. The VCU Medical Center is Virginia’s most comprehensive academic medical center, home to the nationally ranked MCV Hospitals and VCU’s five health sciences schools: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine (including public health), Nursing and Pharmacy.

Trainees have the opportunity to work closely with our faculty in clinical practice as well as in a multitude of laboratory settings, from cytogenetics to molecular and cancer genetics to genetic epidemiology. The curricula and training programs combine theoretical work with practical, investigative research that advances knowledge in human genetics. Our research programs offer a listing of projects and investigators.