Why join the Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine? There are many reasons, but here are our top 10:
Top Hospital AffiliationsFeinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are regularly ranked among the best in the country and state by U.S. News & World Report.
We have more than 50 training sites and 100 certified genetic counselors in our area, providing rich and diverse training opportunities. Our students participate in eight rotations, including opportunities in many clinical areas of practice, industry, advocacy and policy, as well as connections for possible rotations abroad.
All courses are designed for our students and are coordinated by one or more of our program leadership team in conjunction with genetic counselor faculty experts. The courses incorporate both the medical and psychosocial aspects of genetic counseling and take problem-based learning approaches. We are proud to offer one of the only dual-degree programs available in Genetic Counseling and Medical Humanities and Bioethics.
Our program directors and faculty have extensive experience at the state and national levels and include individuals with expertise in genetic counseling, health communication, bioethics and medical humanities and public health.
Focus on Research
Research is a primary focus of our program: We were one of the first to require completion of a research project for graduation.