Observational Experiences (Fall, Year 1)
Beginning in late September of the first semester, students are scheduled to observe a variety of clinics.
During these clinical experiences students will have the opportunity to:
- Observe the roles and responsibilities of various health professionals in diagnosis, management and long term care of individuals with chronic conditions
- Learn from families firsthand about living with genetic conditions
- Learn about the natural history, management, and psychosocial aspects of common genetic conditions.
- Identify the role of the genetic counselor as a member of the healthcare team.
Many of the experiences are in multidisciplinary clinics. These clinics are selected to provide an excellent opportunity to observe a team approach to the care of an individual with a chronic condition.
Examples of observational clinical experiences include:
- Children's Hospital of Michigan Cystic Fibrosis Care Center
- Children's Hospital of Michigan Craniofacial Team
- Oncology management clinic at Karmanos Cancer Institute
- University Pediatricians Autism Assessment Center
- In-patient consultations with Medical Genetics residents and attendings at Children's Hospital of Michigan
Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
2375 Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
Fax: (313) 577-9137