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Medical and Reproductive Genetics

LOCATION: WVU Children's Hospital and Physician Office Center (POC), Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Marybeth Hummel, M.D.
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: By arrangement
STATUS: Elective


To provide supervised experience in the evaluation of patients and families with, or at risk for, inherited diseases and to develop skills in differentiating inherited from non-inherited disease. To participate in the process of preconceptional, prenatal, and pediatric genetic counseling and the necessary tasks and laboratory studies required for this process.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Participation with the geneticists and genetic counselors in the preconceptional, prenatal, and pediatric genetics clinics and other specialty clinics, assisting with consultations in medical genetics, observation of prenatal diagnostic procedures (including ultrasound and amniocentesis) and participation in the activities of the laboratory of medical genetics. The student will be responsible for the presentation of a clinical case at the monthly perinatal conference. The student may be expected to participate in genetic outreach sites (3 trips a month, 1 or 2 overnight).

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Please contact Dr. Marybeth Hummel two weeks prior to rotation start date. mhummel@hsc.wvu.edu