Fieldwork is an essential part of the UW Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. You’ll spend four quarters gaining genetic counseling experience in the field, starting with spring quarter of your first year.
During your fieldwork training, you’ll rotate through many different clinical and laboratory sites. Each rotation lets you experience the practice of genetic counseling in a different setting, offering unique educational experiences such as tumor board meetings, clinical case presentations, grand rounds and seminars.
Rotation assignments are made by our director of fieldwork education, who will ensure that your sequence of rotations gives you the breadth and depth of experience you need to be ready to enter professional practice.
Most of our rotation sites are in the Seattle area and include:
- Rotation sites at the University of Washington
- Maternal Infant Care Clinic
- Genetic Medicine Clinic
- Genetics and Solid Tumors Laboratory
- Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory
- Collagen Diagnostic Laboratory
- Seattle Children’s Hospital
- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
- Swedish Medical Center