Vanderbilt Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Cindy L. Vnencak-Jones, PhD, Fellowship Director

The clinical molecular genetics fellowship is a two-year program designed to train pathologists and geneticists for a career in molecular diagnostics. This comprehensive American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) accredited program includes training in a variety of molecular based technologies used in the diagnosis of inherited and acquired diseases and pharmacogenetics. The program integrates rotations in biochemical genetics and cytogenetics laboratories and includes 3 months of training in adult/pediatric genetics clinics and hereditary cancer and prenatal clinics. The curriculum contains a didactic course in genetics and incorporates attendance and participation in a variety of conferences to correlate molecular genetic results with clinical histories to enhance the educational experience. In addition to developing skills to direct a clinical molecular genetics laboratory, the fellow will be instrumental in test development and implementation and will conduct clinical based research.

Applicants should possess a PhD or a MD.

Commensurate with relevant experience and previous training.

For fellowships starting July 1, 2018, applications will be accepted July 1, 2017 September 30, 2017. Interviews will begin in October 2017. (Please note that the July 1, 2017 position has been filled.)

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation to:

Tapherine DeVany, Department Education Specialist
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Graduate Education Office
CC-3322 MCN
1161 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37232