Clinical and Laboratory Internships 

The Detroit Medical Center and surrounding metropolitan health care systems offer an exceptional foundation for clinical genetics training. The diverse population found in the greater Detroit area provides a unique opportunity to explore how ethnic and cultural differences influence the effectiveness of clinical genetic services and the genetic counseling process.

Students are active participants in a diversity of well established medical genetic and multidisciplinary clinics, training under experienced clinicians who are leaders in their fields. Students also gain hands-on clinical genetics laboratory experience in the molecular, biochemical and cytogenetics laboratories.

Students begin their clinical internships in their first semester and continue throughout their training. The clinic and laboratory experiences are strategically planned to complement the concurrent classroom experience and enhance learning.

The experiences include:

Observational Experiences: Fall, Year 1

Introductory Internship: Winter, Year 1

Formal Clinical Internships: Summer, Fall, and Winter, Year 2

Laboratory Internship: Fall, Year 2

Specialty Internship: Winter, Year 2


Clinical Training Sites

Wayne State

Contact Information

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

Administrative Office:
(313) 577-6298
Fax: (313) 577-9137