Lab Genetics & Genomics Fellowship

Program Overview

The Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) Fellowship at UVA prepares trainees to direct and interpret clinical cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetic analyses relevant to the diagnosis and management of human genetic disease. LGG fellows follow a 24-month curriculum providing hands-on training in the CLIA-certified clinical cytogenetics and genomics laboratories serving the UVA Health System, allowing competency in the performance and interpretation of all current genetic and genomic testing modalities. Additionally, LGG fellows will participate in a variety of didactic courses, seminars, and conferences to enhance the trainee’s understanding of fundamental human genetics and genetic diseases, laboratory quality programs and regulatory requirements, and effective communication and leadership. Opportunities for focused exposure to areas of interest or need are provided through a four-month concentration period. This comprehensive curriculum will prepare trainees to function as an independent director of a clinical cytogenetics and/or clinical molecular genetics laboratory.

Completion of the UVA LGG Fellowship will lead to board-eligibility in the Clinical Laboratory Genetics and Genomics specialty through the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.