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Clinical experience is integral to overall graduate training in genetic counseling. Graduate Program in Genetic Medicine students become involved with the clinical practice early in their training so that they gain as much experience as possible during the program. We pride ourselves on the breadth and diversity of our clinical rotation sites, both in terms of clinical specialty and patient population. For those who wish to develop fluency in medical Spanish, emphasis can be placed on clinical rotations where Spanish is the predominant language.

Over the summer, students have the opportunity to complete full-time rotations in or outside of Chicago, and several students even have summer internships abroad.

The first quarter of the program focuses on preparing students for rotations through classes, participation in patient review and journal club, roleplaying and observation of genetic counseling sessions. Beginning in the second quarter, students rotate through six 5-week rotations at hospitals and clinics in the Chicago area. All students will have one to two rotations in each of the following areas:

In addition to the rotations above, each student will have the opportunity to participate in one or more specialty genetics clinic:

Rotation Sites

ACL Laboratories
Adventist Hinsdale
Advocate Christ Hospital
Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital
Advocate Lutheran Hospital
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Cadence Health
Chicago Genetic Consultants
DuPage Medical Group
Edward Hospital
Imerman Angels
Insight Medical Genetics
Loyola University Medical Center
Lurie Laboratories
Mercy Hospital
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Northwestern Medicine
Reproductive Genetic Institute
Rush University Medical Center
Stroger Cook County Hospital
University of Chicago Hospitals
University of Illinois at Chicago

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