Medical Genetics in the department of pediatrics

Stanford Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

Program Overview

Fellows in the the Stanford Medical Biochemical Genetics Program benefit from a unique educational environment. Clinical training occurs primarily at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Residents also train in the biochemical genetics lab at Stanford University Medical Center.

Our one year program is accredited by the ACGME Review Committee in Medical Genetics and prepares our graduates to sit for the Medical Biochemical Genetics subspecialty Board Examination administered by the American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG). We are able to accept one resident to this program per year.

The fellowship program seeks to attract physicans of diverse backgrounds and experience interested in pursuing careers in medical biochemical genetics.  The fellowship is open to physicians who have completed a residency program in Clinical Medical Genetics. Residents must be eligible to work in the United States and obtain a California medical license prior to the commencement of training.

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Clinical Curriculum

Fellows participate in the metabolic genetics clinic and neurogenetics clinic as well as the California Newborn Screening Program. Fellows also train in the clinical biochemical genetics lab at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Fellows are expected to undertake a mentored research project during their training.  Trainees at Stanford have co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and have regularly presented their work at regional and national meetings. 

Competitively awarded fellowships administered by the Department of Pediatrics are available to support additional clinical, translational or basic science research training.  Applicants may be interested in the School of Medicine faculty profiles site.

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How to Apply

Potential applicants should contact the program coordinator for information on the current availability of training positions.

Materials required for application are:

1. CV

2. Three letters of reference

3. A short essay (up to 1 page) describing motivation for training and career goals

Potential applicants are welcome to contact our program year round for information on our program or guidance in the application process.

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Program Contacts

Gregory M. Enns, MB, ChB
Program Director

Jon Bernstein, MD, PhD

Tina Cowan, PhD
Associate Program Directors

Joanne Cheung
Program Coordinator
Tel: 650-498-4937

Mailing address

Stanford Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship Program
300 Pasteur Dr. H-315
Stanford, CA 94305-5208

Email geneticsresidency at stanford dot edu [geneticsresidency]


Additional Information

Trainee Benefits

For information on benefits available to clinical fellows at the Stanford University Medical Center please see the Graduate Medical Education Website at benefits.

Stanford Area Housing

Information of housing near the medical center is available through the Stanford Community Housing Services site.

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