Our mission to achieve greater health through genetics is accomplished by developing effective community and
corporate partnerships that share a common interest to achieve the ACMGF mission of better health through
genetics; through its exploration of medical research and education in the genetic and genomic profession.
We are honored to recognize individuals who represent the “Next Generation” of emerging leaders who are
completing their medical, counseling, research, and laboratory training that have made notable contributions
in the profession and study of medical genetics and genomics. For a summary and more information about these
residencies and fellowship awards, please see below:
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 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.