VCU Genetic Counseling Program

The master’s degree program in genetic counseling requires four full-time semesters of study and summer clinical work for students entering with a B.S. or B.A.

degree. Students working toward the M.S. degree have an integrated and progressively complex classroom and supervised clinical experience designed to support development of the genetic counseling practice-based skills set forth by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Clinical exposure and experience begins in the first semester of training. Balancing of the student and professional roles is a

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02/05/2024

As we're coming into interview season for the Class of 2026, we're going to be sharing some tips for interviewing from our first years. We wish everyone the best of luck over the coming months!

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11/10/2023

Did you know ⁉️ Actually, we know you know, but do your friends and family know what a Genetic Counselor is? Share this post to your social media in recognition of 🧬🧫🥼 As one of the fastest growing medical professions in the country, let’s spread awareness about all of the important things Genetic Counselors do! Be sure to keep an eye on our story this afternoon for a 🎉

11/09/2023

Happy Genetic Counseling Awareness Day! We are thankful for all of our students, alumni, and staff!

10/27/2023
09/07/2023

Join VCU Genetic Counseling Program Leadership at the 2023 Virtual GC Career Fair, hosted by Western States Regional Genetics Network and the Minority Genetics Professional Network. Register at the link below and drop in to our breakout room on 10/3/23!

08/25/2023

Congratulations to Dr. John Quillin, Assistant Director of Research and Dual Degree Program Director, on his new publication in the Journal of Genetic Counseling.

08/01/2023

Countless researchers owe their success to , born 103 years ago today, whose cells were taken without her consent to create the first immortal cell line. Neither she nor her family received any recognition or compensation, despite the use of her cells in numerous monumental scientific breakthroughs. Today we acknowledge the harm done to the Lacks family and the scientific advancements derived from Henrietta Lacks’ cells. To learn more about Henrietta Lacks, HeLa cells, and the scientific breakthroughs they made possible, follow Lacks Family and The Henrietta Lacks Foundation.

05/25/2023

While our new grads are moving and settling into new jobs and our newly minted second years are taking a well deserved breather, some of our genetic counselors went to The Doorways to make dinner for VCU Health patients and loved ones.

05/12/2023

It’s graduation day for the Class of 2023! We’re so excited to celebrate our new genetic counselors entering the field today.

Photos from VCU School of Medicine: Graduate Education's post 05/01/2023

Congratulations Michelle! 🎉

04/28/2023

Second years Amy, Nasita, and Emily presenting their VaAGC supported capstone research projects.

Photos from VCU Genetic Counseling Program's post 04/28/2023

VCU is well represented by the classes of 2023, 2024, and our genetic counselors at the VaAGC Annual Virginia State Genetics Education Conference

04/27/2023

Our first years were great volunteers at the VaAGC Annual Education Meeting!

Photos from VCU School of Medicine: Graduate Education's post 04/26/2023

Congratulations Amy! 🎉

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Congratulations Hannah! 🎉

Photos from VCU School of Medicine: Graduate Education's post 04/25/2023

Congratulations Grace!

Photos from VCU School of Medicine: Graduate Education's post 04/25/2023

Congratulations Emily!

Photos from VCU School of Medicine: Graduate Education's post 04/07/2023

Congratulations Kalin!

Photos from VCU School of Medicine: Graduate Education's post 04/05/2023

Congratulations Nasita!

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Congratulations Lisa!

11/19/2022

Hi all, I’m stuck in a dinner that is going to run over. It may be 9 before I’m out. I apologize sincerely and hope that I still get to see many of you!

11/14/2022

Hello Monday!

09/09/2022

VCU GC Alums! Are you attending NSGC in person? If you are and would like to join us for an alum night, please let us know - either comment on this post or send us a DM!

08/29/2022

Join us for a Genetic Counseling Virtual Career Fair on September 20 and October 6, 2022.

Genetic Counseling is a unique and rewarding healthcare profession, and this virtual fair will help you learn all about it! Attend the fair to learn about this exciting profession, hear from professional societies, and connect with graduate degree genetic counseling programs across the continent. Graduate programs and professional societies will have virtual “rooms” that you can visit and learn more about application requirements, professional opportunities, and more!

This event is hosted by the Western States Regional Genetics Network (). Visit their website to learn more, and register for the fair here - bit.ly/gcfair22

08/18/2022

Welcome VCU MSGC Class of 2024! We are so happy you’re here!

07/20/2022

Our annual supervisor program retreat is underway. We’re excited to welcome the Class of 2024 in a few short weeks!

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