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PEDS 301A. Medical Genetics Clerkship (LPCH)

Open to Visitors

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The clerkship provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of clinical genetics. Students have the opportunity to learn about a range of genetic disorders, genetic diagnostics and genetic counseling by participating in the evaluation of children and adults in the General Genetics Clinic, Metabolic Genetics Clinic and Cleft and Craniofacial Center. Students are also encouraged to participate in the activities of the inpatient consult service. Students may elect to spend a portion of the clerkship learning about genetic diagnostics in the biochemical genetics, cytogenetics and/or molecular genetics laboratories. By special arrangement students may also observe in the Neurogenetics Clinic, Adult Cancer Genetics Clinic, Down Syndrome Clinic or the Prenatal Genetics Clinic. At the conclusion of the rotation students will deliver a thirty minute presentation on a topic of their interest in genetic medicine. Visiting students wishing to do this clerkship must receive prior approval from the Clerkship Director before submitting their applications. Please email CV and a Statement of Interest to Dr. Heather Byers at

Pediatrics 300A or permission of director.

Periods Available
2-12, full-time for two or four weeks. 1 student per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: A071 or 730 Welch Road, Mary L. Johnson Clinic, Medicine Specialties at 8:00 am. Call Susan Schelley (650-725-6562) 1 week prior to arrival to review reporting instructions.

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Heather Byers, M.D. (650-723-5303, SUMC, A-097).

Other Faculty
J. Bernstein, G. Enns, L. Hudgins, C. Lee, M. Manning, D. Stevenson.

Susan Schelley (650-725-6562,, SUMC A071.


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