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Medical or Pediatric Genetics Training at the Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics (PDEGEN)
Clinical fellowship training in Medical or Pediatric Genetics is offered as a single program or in conjunction with training in Pediatric Endocrinology (and/or internal medicine and Endocrinology) at the Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics (PDEGEN). Training in genetics is offered through PDEGEN's participation in the Medical Genetics fellowship programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) led by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
The PDEGEN also sponsors a combined medical genetics and pediatric endocrinology fellowship that leads to certification by both the American Board of Medical Genetics and the American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Board on Pediatric Endocrinology after 5–6 years of training (after approval by each Board).
Graduates of pediatrics or combined pediatrics/internal medicine residency programs, approved by the ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education), in the United States who are either citizens or legal residents (green-card holders) of this country are eligible. We encourage applicants with previous PhD training or graduates of an MD/PhD program to apply for this unique fellowship, which aims to bridge two highly relevant sub-specialties of pediatric medicine: genetics and endocrinology.
This is an excellent opportunity for a physician-scientist in training who wishes to take advantage of the exciting opportunities offered by the NIH Clinical Center, the hundreds of state-of-the-art research laboratories at the NIH campus, and the commitment of NIH leadership to training initiatives on translational research.
The program is headed by:
Dr. Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, D(Med)Sci
Scientific Director, NICHD, NIH, and
Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Training Program, NICHD, NIH
10 Center Drive, Building 10, Room 9D42, MSC 1830
Bethesda, MD 20892
Dr. Forbes D. Porter, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, NICHD and
Program Director, PDGEN, NICHD, NIH