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Molecular Genetic Pathology

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American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
Molecular Genetic Pathology
9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda
MD 20814-3998


Molecular Genetic Pathology focuses on diagnosing and confirming diagnoses of Mendelian genetic disorders, diseases of human development, infectious diseases, and malignancies, as well as assessing the natural history of those disorders. Molecular Genetic Pathology is recognized as a subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Residency training programs in this subspecialty accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), are one year in duration, and available only to licensed clinical geneticists who are board certified by ABMG or diplomates of the American Board of Pathology. These training programs instruct molecular genetic pathologists in the principles, theory and technologies of molecular biology and molecular genetics. Upon graduation, molecular genetic pathologists can provide information about gene structure, function and alteration and apply laboratory techniques for diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for individuals with related disorders.

Molecular Genetic Pathology Website


Work Experience Required? No

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 10 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

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