The Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) fellowship at Children’s Mercy is a 36 month accredited American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) program designed to prepare PhD and/or MD candidates as laboratory geneticists. Laboratory geneticists direct clinical cytogenetic and molecular genetic laboratories, where they analyze and interpret human genetic and genomic tests relevant to diagnosis and management of genetic disorders. Laboratory geneticists act as consultants for a broad range of molecular and chromosomal disorders, both inherited and acquired.
Training will be conducted in the Clinical Genetics and Genomics laboratories on the Children’s Mercy campus. Upon successful completion of the program, the trainee will be qualified to sit for the ABMGG Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Board examination.