Medical Education

An important part of Genetics Center’s role in the medical community is education. The genetics field is dynamic, and Genetics Center is seen as an important source for the latest information on the practice of genetics in medicine. We provide the following types of education:

Genetics Center’s Mission Statement

Genetics Center’s mission is twofold — patient care and professional education.

  • We endeavor to provide compassionate, quality patient care.
  • We endeavor to keep our physician constituency, laboratory scientists, other area healthcare professionals, and our staff abreast of the latest developments in human genetics, clinical genetics, prenatal diagnosis, cancer genetics, and genetic testing via the medium of didactic lectures, team teaching, seminars, and workshops, and through the use of electronic and printed informational materials.

Commitment to Continuing Education

Genetics Center has a continuing education committee that meets quarterly. At those meetings, the evaluations of the programs presented since the last quarterly meeting are reviewed. Needs assessments for upcoming programs are done and the next quarter’s programs and beyond are planned. Specifically, Genetics Center has been offering a monthly lecture series, typically at noon on the second Wednesday of the month for one contact hour. Those lectures are on current topics in genetics with the topic varying each month. The speakers for our programs are our own laboratory scientists or other highly qualified staff, professional lecturers, and invited scientists from outside our organization. Genetics Center has also done half-day workshops and interactive CD-ROM based computer-assisted home-study instruction. In addition, Genetics Center periodically publishes educational newsletters and brochures to further educate its technical community.