The Emory University School of Medicine Genetic Counseling Training Program’s mission is to provide an innovative and rigorous program of training in an inclusive and supportive environment that prepares genetic counselors to effectively, ethically, and compassionately serve the needs of their patients and communities. The Fall of 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the first class entering the program, and we will reach more than 100 graduates in 2023. The success of the program can be attributed to the contributions of the amazing Emory community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and supervisors. We are most proud of what our students and alumni have accomplished over the past decade.
We hope that you will consider celebrating this important milestone by donating to the Genetic Counseling Diversity Scholarship Fund, which aims to increase diversity within our profession and defray some of the costs of graduate school. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to students of color who are underrepresented in the field of genetic counseling. To date, we have awarded two $5,000 scholarships. This year, we plan to raise at least $10,000 to grow the Genetic Counseling Diversity Scholarship Fund.
Alumni Quotes about the Emory Program
“Strong emphasis on all aspects of training (clinical, research, coursework), close-knit group setting with great faculty.”
“I would not be where or who I am today without my participation in Emory's program.”
“I highly doubt you will get a better education anywhere else. You are extremely busy, but you learn so much and gain so many experiences.”
The Impact of Your Gift
Increasing diversity within the profession is a major goal of the Emory Genetic Counseling Training Program as well as our professional societies such as the National Society of Genetic Counselors. As with most health care, individuals of color are less likely to be referred for and receive genetic counseling services. Building our workforce to reflect the make-up of our community and country is one step toward alleviating this disparity.