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School of Medicine

Summer Rotations

Summer rotation allows you to take on the role of genetic counselor at a comfortable pace and provides deep appreciation for the clinical, research and administrative capacities of the genetic counselor. Students often choose unique settings which allow them to experience a new area of the country or even travel to another country.

My summer rotation provided an exciting clinical experience working in a healthcare system in a part of the country that I had never been before. The experiences I had in Dallas, Texas, proved to be invaluable throughout my training and growth as a genetic counselor.    

Ashton Wolfe (2018)


During the summer between your first and second year, you'll have the opportunity to experience six weeks, full-time in clinical rotation at a site throughout the United States or internationally.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in a one to two-week laboratory rotation in a variety of settings. This allows an in-depth exposure to the intricacies of laboratory genetic counseling.

  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
  • National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Evergreen Healthcare, Seattle
  • Legacy Healthcare, Portland
  • Duke University
  • Tulane University
  • Dallas Children’s Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  • Gene Dx
  • LabCorp
  • Ambry Genetics
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Illumina
  • ARUP Laboratories




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