Next Generation Fellowship & Residency Training Awards Program
The number of medical genetics experts needed to diagnose and treat patients with genetic disorders has fallen chronically short of demand for decades. Consequently, attracting talented medical professionals to the genetics and genomics workforce remains a core objective of ACMGF. To this end, the Foundation has developed the Next Generation Fellowship and Residency Training program with several different specialty tracks. These awards will
- Advance education, research and standards of practice in medical genetics.
- Develop and expand clinical and laboratory expertise in medical genetics in the United States.
- Initiate and develop a broad-based infrastructure for industry funding of high-quality projects in the fields of medical genetics.
ACMGF has updated our Next Generation Fellowship & Residency Training Award program. Simplified award names, a streamlined application process, and new webpages related to this core program are all part of this effort.
As donors are secured and as funds permit, awards will be made available to fund the Next Generation Fellowship and Residency Training awards listed below:
- Clinical Genetics Residency
- Medical Biochemical Genetics Subspecialty (Residency)
- Clinical Biochemical Genetics (Laboratory Fellowship)
- Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG Fellowship)
- Ophthalmology Specialty one-year MD Program
Read more about our Residency and Fellowship Programs.
Applications are now being accepted through September 30, 2021. For more information and to apply, visit our Application Portal.
A Call to Trainees
Submit your research to Genetics in Medicine!
The Annual Richard King Trainee Award for Best Publication
In order to encourage genetics and genetic counseling trainees in their professional development,
Genetics in Medicine
and the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine offer an annual award recognizing the most outstanding research publication by an American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)- or Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC)-accredited program trainee (or international equivalent). The award consists of a $1,000 cash prize to the recipient as well as travel, hotel and registration costs OR registration costs for virtual attendance for the annual ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting that year1
. Eligible individuals are an ABMGG- or ACGC-accredited program trainees (or international equivalent), or trainees in their first year post-training (for genetic counselors, first year post-master’s degree), who have been first author or corresponding author on a paper published the preceding calendar year in Genetics in Medicine.
Eligible trainees include those in the following programs:
- Medical Genetics (MDs)
- Genetic Counseling
- Combined Internal Medicine/Genetics
- Combined Pediatrics/Genetics
- Combined OBGYN/Genetics
- Clinical Biochemical Genetics and Genomics
- Clinical Cytogenetics and Genomics
- Clinical Molecular Genetics and Genomics
- Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
- Subspecialty-Medical Biochemical Genetics
- Subspecialty-Molecular Genetic Pathology
Eligible trainees should identify themselves upon submission of manuscripts to Genetics in
. Original research, brief reports and educational reports are eligible categories, but other categories, such as review articles, are not. The editorial board of Genetics in Medicine
will determine the winning trainee and presentation of the award will be made each year at the ACMG Annual Meeting.
For inquiries contact Jan Higgins PhD, Managing Editor of Genetics in Medicine
The ACMGF works cross-functionally across departments to offer a series of specialty awards to honor and
promote excellence of our members and individuals toward their dedication of their existing work on behalf
of others, teaching, mentoring research and writing.