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Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist Training

Training and Credits

Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist Training

With over 32 years of experience in cancer, congenital, and prenatal cytogenetics, including chromosome analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and Array CGH, the Genetics Center is proud to train the next generation of licensed clinical cytogeneticist scientists. Both programs require students to have a bachelor’s degree (baccalaureate) or an appropriate higher degree, acceptable to the state, with a minimum of 25 semester or equivalent quarter units of biology, chemistry, or clinical laboratory science. Upon successful completion of the Genetics Center Clinical Laboratory Scientist Cytogenetics training program the student is eligible to take the certification exam given by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, which is required to obtain the Clinical Cytogeneticist Scientist License from the State of California.