Program in Genetic Counseling
Become a genetic counselor grounded in social justice, compassion, a sense of self, and the skills to be a leader in genetic and genomic health care. The Columbia University Program in Genetic Counseling curriculum combines genetic and genomic sciences with humanism and ethical inquiry. Choose a one-size-fits-you experience with research endeavors, university-wide electives, fellowships, and the VP&S Club: the broadest student activities organization for the arts, athletics, and community outreach in American medical education.
Webinars, open houses, and practicums designed to help you explore the profession of genetic counseling and the pathway to practice. Learn more about these opportunities here.
Recent Faculty and Student Publications
Columbia University has a long history of robust scholarly activity and our Program is no exception. Our faculty conduct cutting-edge research in genetic counseling, mentoring our students and strengthening their skills and passion for the research process. Learn more about some of our recent faculty and student publications.
- Chloe Cheung (GC'22): Assessing management practices for variants of uncertain significance among genetic counselors in pediatrics Journal of Genetic Counseling.
- Priyanka Ahimaz, Amanda Bergner, Michelle Florido, Nina Harkavy, Sriya Bhattachryya: Genetic counselors' utilization of ChatGPT in professional practice: A cross-sectional study American Journal of Medical Genetics.
- Priyanka Ahimaz, Kelsie Bogyo, Jennah Foltz (GC'22): Future Frontiers: Exploration of practices, challenges, and educational needs of genetic counselors in emerging subspecialties Journal of Genetic Counseling.
- Andrew Freiman (GC'23): Exploring the evolving roles of clinical geneticists and genetic counselors in the era of genomic medicine American Journal of Medical Genetics.
- Jessica Giordano, Ron Wapner: Genomics of stillbirth Seminars in Perinatalogy.
- Dani Temares (GC'22): Patient experiences in receiving telegenetics care for inherited cardiovascular diseases Journal of Community Genetics.
- Aimiel Casillan (GC'22): Participant-guided development of bilingual genomic educational infographics for Electronic Medical Records and Genomics Phase IV study Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
- Shannon Trujillo (GC'22): Knowledge and beliefs about epilepsy genetics among Hispanic and non-Hispanic patients Epilepsia.