The Master of Genetic Counselor Studies Program hosts various sessions throughout the year to help those interested in becoming a genetic counselor learn more about the profession and the program.

Note: All sessions are virtual for the 2020-21 academic year.

Annual open house

This daylong event occurs once a year in August. Its focus is to provide the attendee with an overview of the profession, information on the application process, and an opportunity to ask genetic counselors and current students questions during an interactive Q&A session.

A student presents a poster
Program Director Catherine Reiser and alumnus Porter Pavalko at National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Education Conference.

Please note that for 2020, the typical agenda will be modified to accommodate a two-hour virtual session. Space is limited, and RSVP is required.

Information sessions with current students

These sessions are one-hour long and occur three times throughout the academic year. Current genetic counseling students host the session and will provide a brief overview of the profession followed by an interactive Q&A session with topics such as their pathway towards becoming a genetic counseling student or what a day in the life of a student looks like. Space is limited and RSVP is required.

Office hours

A member of the program leadership team is regularly available for virtual “office hours.” This one-hour session is a place to bring questions about the program and the application process. Please note that any advising will be limited to general questions about the application process. Specific application materials will not be reviewed (e.g. it is ok to discuss opportunities for advocacy, but we will not review a personal statement). These sessions are open to all and no RSVP is needed; just join the link for the correct date and time.