MMG 1120Y Clinical Rotations I

Coordinators: David Chitayat and Cheryl Shuman

Description: This rotation will provide the opportunity for students to observe and participate in various specialty clinics and thereby learn first-hand about some of the more common genetic disorders. A minimum of 2 half days per clinic from September through to the end of December will be spent for each of the following specialty clinics: adult and paediatric hemoglobinopathies clinic (thalassemia, sickle cell anemia), adult and paediatric cystic fibrosis clinic, Surrey Place Centre hemophilia, Huntington, spina bifida/spinal cord, neuromuscular clinic, autism research unit. In the second semester, students will attend and participate in the Genetic Metabolic and Newborn Screening Clinics, Prenatal Genetics Clinic (Amniocentesis, CVS, and Maternal Serum Screening), the Motherisk Program, Adult Genetics as well as one of the following: Ocular Genetics, DNA Resource Center. This will allow students to learn about and become involved with the progression of new referrals from case work-up to counselling to follow-up. Refer to the Clinical Rotations Sites for details on clinic locations. (Minimum time: 8-10 hours per week; refer to individual rotation schedules. This time does not include preparation and review).