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:
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.