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  • 13 Mar 2023 9:27 AM | Kathryn Garber (Administrator)

    Looking for an open-source textbook that is presented at the undergraduate medical student level? APHMG member Renee LeClair has written one that might be a good option for you. Her book Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students is USMLE-aligned and designed to be paired with clinical correlations in class.

  • 10 Jan 2023 4:35 PM | Kathryn Garber (Administrator)

    Genetics in Medicine has published an important article on the terminology used to indicate human differences, such as those of race, ancestry, gender, sex, and differences in ability.  To provide practical hints, the authors quoted work published in Genetics in Medicine and suggested updates to the wording. A link to this paper "Words matter: The language of differences in human genetics" can be found in our DEIJ resources.

  • 5 Jan 2023 9:16 AM | Kathryn Garber (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce that APHMG is now a member organization of the AAMC and the Council of Faculty and Academic Sciences (CFAS). APHMG's representative to CFAS is Tracey Weiler. Thank you to Kathy Hyland, Tracey Weiler, and members of the APHMG council for helping with the application!

  • 18 Dec 2022 4:31 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    In 2015, a curriculum survey led by APHMG members reported the status of genetics curricula in US and Canadian medical schools, including many of our APHMG member institutions. Our Canadian colleagues, including APHMG member Jennifer Fitzpatrick, recently published a detailed analysis of preclinical genetics curricula of Canadian medical schools that explores and compares these curricula at the level of individual syllabi and course objectives. This is an important and timely study that underscores a reality that our Association can positively impact:  Genetics remains underrepresented in undergraduate medical curricula. Thanks to all of our colleagues for their dedicated work.  Bring your ideas to the 2023 APHMG meeting and let’s work together to improve genetics access and representation in medical schools. 

  • 1 Sep 2022 7:43 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    We are pleased to let you know that the article 2022 Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG) consensus-based update of the core competencies for undergraduate medical education in genetics and genomics, is now available online. This article contains the UPDATED APHMG CORE COMPETENCIES – please refer to them as you review and update your genetics courses/curricula, and share this reference with others! 

    To help you access this work, Elsevier has created a Share Link – a personalized URL providing 50 days' free access to the article. Anyone clicking on this link before October 20, 2022 will be taken directly to the latest version of the article on ScienceDirect, which you are welcome to read or download. No sign up, registration or fees are required.


  • 8 Sep 2021 11:00 AM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    Central to the goal of achieving equity in healthcare is access to both services and information on medical options. With the recent events surrounding Texas law SB8, these foundational principles of equity are threatened for pregnant people considering abortions, with a disproportionate health impact on marginalized people of color, people of limited means, and other vulnerable populations who already are the most burdened. Importantly, these developments may also pave the way for wider restrictions on pregnancy termination and reproductive care throughout the country, making it a critical issue of social justice.

    As geneticists, we recognize that reproductive care is healthcare and that pregnant peoples’ rights are human rights. As educators, it is our mission to train the next generation of providers, and these providers must be free to provide patient-centered healthcare of the highest quality that best suits the patient and their needs. Patient-centered care has long been a principle of genetics consultation, and in this climate, it is especially important that our classrooms and clinics serve to inform trainees about the ways in which the timing and approach to genetic services impact the ability of pregnant people to make informed decisions that best align with their personal situations. Notably, the vast majority of our trainees have never lived in an America without the protections of Roe v. Wade, thus it is the responsibility of those of us with perspective on the numerous harms that can result from the erosions of reproductive freedom to initiate these conversations with our trainees.

    We have compiled a list of resources that can provide some tools to learn and teach about patient-centered care, intersectionality and its intensification of healthcare disparities, and a role for providers in patient advocacy. We hope these resources will help you get started on this critical call to action. Most importantly, we remain committed to working and learning together, and we welcome your thoughts and additional suggestions.

    Yours in Solidarity,

    Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD, President
    Katherine M. Hyland, PhD, President-Elect
    Cynthia M. Powell, MD, Past-President
    Steve Moore, PhD, Secretary/Treasurer
    Deborah Barbouth, MD, Council Member
    Kathryn Garber, PhD, Council Member
    Anna C.E. Hurst, MD, MS, Council Member


  • 1 Jun 2021 5:37 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    The 2021 Healthcare Provider Genomics Education Week will take place June 7-11. Please share this event information with your non-geneticist clinical colleagues!

    Panel Discussion Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing for Healthcare Professionals

    June 7, 2021, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Members of the Inter-Society Coordinating Committee on Practitioner Education in Genomics, Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing Project Group are hosting a panel discussion on Monday June 7th. Project group members will share tools and resources designed for healthcare professionals who do not have a background in genetics.

    To register: https://ttuhscep.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4F0tsxBqT2W5o1fgI6Jh4w

  • 11 Mar 2021 12:23 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    ClinGen Somatic Cancer and VICC Virtual Molecular Tumor Board Case Series

    March 23 (4th Tuesday), 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

    All medical and healthcare professionals and researchers interested in understanding cancer genomic testing and somatic and germline variant interpretation methods. This series is presented as a collaboration between ClinGen Somatic and VICC consortia, and ACMG.

    LGG Molecular Mentored Case Studies | April 1, 2021 | 11:00 am – 5:30 pm ET*
    Molecular Genetics and Genomics Mentored Clinical Cases: An LGG Alternative Certification Pathway Short Course

    LGG Cytogenetics Mentored Case Studies| April 7, 2021 | 11:00 am – 5:30 pm ET*

    Cytogenetics Genetics and Genomics Mentored Clinical Cases: An LGG Alternative Certification Pathway Short Course

    *Bundle and Save - Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Case Studies - Trainees and ABMGG Diplomates Preparing for LGG Certification

  • 23 Nov 2020 10:40 AM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)
    The Undergraduate Training in Genomics (UTRIG) Working Group is pleased to announce that the Medical Student Genomic Instructor Handbook and Toolkit is here. This resource provides the materials and guidance needed to implement a flexible, modular, field-tested introductory genomics curriculum designed for integration into medical or other healthcare provider school coursework. As some of you saw when you had the opportunity to review the UTRIG materials at the 2019 APHMG workshop, they are great hands-on active learning modules that incorporate cancer genetics and genomics as their central materials. 

    In conjunction, the Training Resident in Genomics (TRIG) Working Group has released updated online modules!  With COVID-19 necessitating use of more remote learning opportunities, these modules provide an enjoyable educational experience that successfully translates the in-person team-based learning workshop to an interactive virtual environment. They are not only a great learning resource for residents but for any healthcare provider interested in genomic medicine.   

    All of these materials are free after a brief registration process.  

    Please visit the UTRIG/TRIG website to download: 

    UTRIG/TRIG website

    TRIG and UTRIG are Working Groups of the Association of Pathology Chairs and made up of experts in medical education, pathology and genomics. To voice the perspective of undergraduate human and medical genetics educators, the APHMG representatives (Shoumita Dasgupta, Hana Anderson) and the ACMG representative (Rizwan Naeem, who is an APHMG member too) have been an active part of this collaborative effort by providing input based on their experience as undergraduate medical genetics educators.

    Development was possible through an R25 grant from the National Cancer Institute.

  • 25 Sep 2020 2:34 PM | Karen Gottlieb (Administrator)

    APHMG members are encouraged to submit proposals for the upcoming 2021 Workshop in Kiawah, SC. 

    Non-members may submit proposals for consideration. 

    If your proposal is accepted for session presentation,

    you must be an active member of APHMG to accept your session presentation time slot.  

    Submit Now

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