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:


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
Email: geneticcounseling@med.wayne.edu