Genetics & metabolism

Training Programs

Training Program: Residency in Medical Genetics

The Manitoba program in Genetics and Metabolism offers a five year residency in Medical Genetics through the Department of Post-Graduate Education in the Max Rady Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Residents complete two years of basic clinical training with the emphasis on Paediatrics and Internal Medicine. During the first two years, residents also gain experience in counselling and maternal-fetal medicine in addition to some clinical genetics exposure.

During the final three years, residents gain extensive experience in all aspects of medical genetics including cancer genetics, metabolic diseases, prenatal diagnosis and general genetics. Residents also rotate through the cytogenetics, molecular and metabolic laboratories and are expected to conduct a research project. At the end of their residency, residents take their fellowship examinations through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Training Program: Masters of Science in Genetic Counselling

The Manitoba program in Genetics and Metabolism plays a major role in the academic, clinical and research training of genetic counsellors in the Masters of Science in Genetic Counselling Program through the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics in the Max Rady Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. 

This program combines a solid genetics and counselling curriculum with an exceptional and diverse clinical experience.  Students will have the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary clinics and with isolated, unique, or underserved populations through both in person and telehealth consultations. 

This is a thesis-based program. Supervision of thesis projects will be by faculty affiliated with BMG and/or Pediatrics and Child Health.The progress of individual thesis project is overseen by the BMG Graduate Student Affairs Committee.

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