The GCMP curriculum is designed to provide a challenging, thorough, and well balanced training to our graduate students. The majority of courses have been designed specifically for our genetic counseling students to ensure the effectiveness and specificity of our training. Students will take a four course genetic counseling course that spans across the two years of training. Science curriculum includes Human Genetics and Medical Genetics courses, as well as courses designed to emphasize other specialty areas (Reproductive Genetics and Cancer Genetic Counseling). Our program also take advantage of upon the offerings of Rutgers University by including courses offered by other professional schools including the School of Social Work thus demonstrating our approach to cross disciplinary training and the value of exposing our students to a variety of Rutgers resources. For students that are interested, Rutgers also offers an online Medical Spanish course. The Rutgers GCMP also participates with NJ LEND, a nation-wide program that prepares graduate-level health care students to address the complex needs of children with autism, related disabilities, and other maternal and child health populations.
The program is 62 credits, spanning five continuous semesters. See below for a summary of the curriculum and program structure. In addition to these classes, all first year students are enrolled in a year long seminar addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) issues and how it relates to the genetic counseling profession.
NOTE: Admitted students will be required to take an online embryology course prior to program start date if course was not taken previously.
|Fall 1st year||Spring 1st year||Summer||Fall 2nd year||Spring 2nd year|
|16:681:590: Foundations of Genetic Counseling (3) – Rispoli||16:681:591: Genetic Counseling II: Reprogenetics (4) - Ashkinadze/Seymour||16:681:592: Genetic Counseling III: Current and Advanced Topics (2) - Seymour||16:681:593: Genetic Counseling IV: Genetic Counseling in the 21st Century (4) – Seymour|
|535:Human Genetics (3) – Brzustowicz||16:681:598: Research Methods for Genetic Counseling (2)- Heiman|
|16:681:597: Clinical Cancer Genetic Counseling (3) – Grumet/McDaniels||16:681:594: Medical Genetics I (3) – Botti||16:681:596: Medical Genetics II (3) – Botti|
|587: Counseling Techniques for Genetic Counselors II (2) – Rispoli/Seymour||16:681:586: Counseling Techniques for Genetic Counselors (2)- Rispoli||Loss Across the Lifespan (3)||587: Counseling Techniques for Genetic Counselors II (2) – Rispoli/Seymour|
|16:681:584 Res Meth for GC I (2) - Rispoli/Heiman||596: Applied Med Gen (1) - Seymour||
701: Research (1)
|701: Research (3)||702: Research (3)|
|687: Lab and Clinical Rotation (2)||687: Lab and Clinical Rotation (2)||599: Clinical Rotation (4)||599: Clinical Rotation (4)||599: Clinical Rotation (4)|
|Credits: 15||Credits: 14||Credits: 8||Credits: 14||Credits: 11|