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National Institutes of Health

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

2016 Annual Report of the Division of Intramural Research

Medical or Pediatric Genetics Training Program

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 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Training in genetics is offered through NICHD'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 NICHD 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 the NIH leadership to training initiatives in translational research.

The program is headed by:

Dr. Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, D(med)Sci
Scientific Director, NICHD, NIH
Dr. Forbes D. Porter, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, NICHD, NIH

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