Center for Clinical Genetics
Laboratory Genetics and Genomics LGG Fellowship
Overview of the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
Fellowship Training Program
The Magee-Womens Hospital Clinical Genetics and Genomics Laboratory is comprised of the Clinical Cytogenetic Laboratory (PCL), the Clinical Genomics Laboratory (PCGL) and the Prenatal Screening Lab (PSL). Laboratories are accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) for the training of fellows in the Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) program. A two-year program includes training in Clinical Cytogenetics, Molecular Genetics and Genomics. The LGG program offers extensive training in performance and interpretation of molecular genetic and cytogenetic analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic disorders. Satisfactory completion of the LGG training will lead to board-eligibility in the Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics specialty through the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).
- Perform, analyze, interpret and report cytogenetic and molecular assays.
- Identify, annotate and interpret cytogenetic, sequence and copy number variations using databases and informatics pipelines.
- Communicate genetic test results to physicians and other professional staff.
- Develop oral and written presentation skills through case conferences, seminars, abstracts, and manuscripts.
- Understand clinical laboratory management including lab regulatory issues and quality control procedures.
- Understand the development and validation of new clinical assays.
- Participate in translational research projects.
Eligibility of Candidates
- Candidates must hold an M.D., or Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree
- Candidates with at least two years prior postdoctoral training are preferred.
- Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Candidates with a doctoral degree earned outside of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico should have the ABMGG Credentials Committee to review their credentials prior to the onset of LGG training.
- Interested applicants may visit http://www.abmgg.org/ for more information.
Materials required for application
- Current CV
- Three letters of reference
- A short cover letter summarizing professional work experience, motivation for LGG fellowship training and career goals.
LGG Fellowship (2019-2021) Application Timeline
- Applications will be accepted from July 1 to October 31, 2020.
- Interviews will be held beginning on November 1, 2020
- Decisions will be made by January 31, 2021
- The new trainees will start on July 1, 2021
Please email or send your application packet to:
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave
Pediatric Medical Genetics – 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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