Documents & Downloads

For information regarding the attributes of the successful genetic counseling applicant, we recommend the Primer For New Genetic Counseling Training Programs (PDF).

Prospective Students Newsletter: Application Season 2020-2021

History of Genetic Counseling Programs
Information on all of the GC programs throughout history.

2021 Match Statistics

2019 Executive Summary Admissions Match
Information about the outcomes of the 2019 genetic counseling admissions match.

2018 Executive Summary Genetic Counseling Admissions Match
Information about the outcomes of the first genetic counseling admissions match.

ACGC Practice-Based Competencies
This document defines and describes the twenty two practice-based competencies (skills, attitudes and knowledge) that an entry-level provider must demonstrate to successfully practice as a genetic counselor.

NSGC Code of Ethics
Document which attempts to clarify and guide the conduct of a genetic counseling professional so that the goals and values of the profession might best be served.

Genetic Counseling Admissions Match
Document that describes the genetic counseling admissions matching program through National Matching Services, Inc.

Master Genetic Counselor Video Series
Videos of mock genetic counseling sessions (with simulated patients). The sessions are conducted by genetic counselors identified by their peers as individuals with excellent clinical skills.

Professional Organizations

National Society of Genetic Counselors
The national membership organization representing the Genetic Counseling profession.

American Board of Genetic Counseling
The credentialing organization for the genetic counseling profession in the United States and Canada. The ABGC certifies and recertifies qualified genetic counseling professionals.

Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
The specialized program accreditation board for educational training programs granting master’s degrees or higher in genetic counseling.

Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors
Professional membership organization that promotes high standards of practice, encourage professional growth and increase public awareness of the genetic counseling profession in Canada.

American Society of Human Genetics
The primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide.

American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
An interdisciplinary professional membership organization that represents the interests of the entire medical genetics team including clinical geneticists, clinical laboratory geneticists, and genetic counselors.

Support and Patient Friendly Information

Genetic Alliance
One of the world’s leading nonprofit health advocacy organizations including more than 1,200 disease-specific advocacy organizations, as well as thousands of universities, private companies, government agencies, and public policy organizations.

Genetics Home Reference
Provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variation on human health.

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
Provides the public with access to current, reliable, and easy to understand information about rare or genetic diseases in English or Spanish.

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