Skip over navigation
mySkills myFuture Start Page

Medical Biochemical Genetics

certifying organization info

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


Medical Biochemical Genetics encompasses the evaluation, prevention, treatment, and discovery of diseases due to genetic defects in human biochemical processes. This area of genetics 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 physicians who are board certified by the ABMG as clinical geneticists. This subspecialty is also available as a two-year training program for licensed physicians certified by other appropriate ABMS member boards. Training in medical biochemical genetics focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with metabolic disorders. Training does not include those skills and knowledge necessary to direct a clinical laboratory. A medical biochemical geneticist deals with the evaluation and treatment of patients with biochemical genetic disorders, defined as inborn errors of metabolism at any age of onset.

Medical Biochemical Genetics 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

Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)? No

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

This certification is related to Career and Technical Education Career Clusters.
Read more about career clusters.

Site Map  |   Tell Us What You Think  |   Developers  |   Download: Download Adobe PDF Reader Download Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer Download Microsoft Word Viewer Download Microsoft Excel Viewer