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What kind of training do genetic counselors get before they can see patients?

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Dr. Karl Muench
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Extensive training

For a comprehensive answer go to web sites for the american board of genetic counseling and the national society of genetic counselors.
Counselors may qualify to seek board certification after an m.S. Degree. The board certifies individuals and accredits training programs. Rns may specialize in genetic counseling. Many but not all states license genetic counselors.

In brief: Extensive training

For a comprehensive answer go to web sites for the american board of genetic counseling and the national society of genetic counselors.
Counselors may qualify to seek board certification after an m.S. Degree. The board certifies individuals and accredits training programs. Rns may specialize in genetic counseling. Many but not all states license genetic counselors.
Dr. Karl Muench
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

In brief: A MASTERS

degree is necessary.
....BA in Biology or other Healthcare science then 2 or more years of study. A list of Master's Degree Programs may be obtained by contacting the National Society of Genetic Counselors (www.nsgc.org) Hope this helps

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In brief: A MASTERS

degree is necessary.
....BA in Biology or other Healthcare science then 2 or more years of study. A list of Master's Degree Programs may be obtained by contacting the National Society of Genetic Counselors (www.nsgc.org) Hope this helps

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