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Why Choose Us For Your Counselling Career?


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Why Choose Us For Your Counselling Career?


Our Two-Year Genetic Counselling Program Incorporates Academic And Clinical Training To Provide Students With The Most Up-To-Date Skills That Facilitate Their Employment In A Variety Of Engaging Work Settings. 


The program's internationally distinguished faculty of more than 40 professors, lecturers and instructor is committed to leading the field in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases, comprehensive and compassionate genetic counseling, and excellence in education.  It exceeds the practice-based competencies of the American Board of Genetic Counseling and is approved by this board.

The Department of Molecular Genetics offers a Master of Science Program in Genetic Counselling in collaboration with the Division of Clinical and Metabolic Genetics in the Department of Paediatrics of the Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto.

Our internationally distinguished faculty is committed to:

  • Leading edge research in the diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease
  • Comprehensive and compassionate genetic counselling
  • Excellence in education
  • The program is designed in accordance with the practice-based competencies of the American Board of Genetic Counselling
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Admissions


Admissions


Students Applying To The Program Will Be Considered Based Upon The Following:

  • review of formal applications
  • academic performance
  • volunteer experience 
  • 3 letters of reference and 
  • personal interviews by the selection committee.  

The review process includes consideration of applications that have not met minimum requirements, though fulfillment is strongly advised.

Interviews will be conducted in March and April.  The two day interview process involves an orientation session a tour of the Hospital for Sick Children, and the formal interview.  During this process interviewees are invited to attend educational activities and have an informal lunch with students in the program.

The selected candidates will be notified on the Universal Acceptance Date; all ABGC accredited programs notify applicants of their admission status on the same day, currently the end of April or the beginning of May. Four students will be accepted per year.



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Always Here to Help


Always Here to Help


Program Director

Program Administrator

Medical Director
 

 

Chair, Department of Molecular Genetics

Graduate Program Administrator