Internal Medicine & Medical Genetics

The Division of Medical Genetics and the Department of Medicine now offer a 4-year combined residency in internal medicine and clinical genetics. The combined program saves one year in achieving board eligibility in both primary specialties. This residency is accredited by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Genetics. The program director is Katherine L. Nathanson, MD.

The curriculum for the medical genetics residency involves training primarily in disorders that affect adults – cancer genetics, neurogenetics, adult connective tissue disorders and adult dysmorphology are emphasized. Additionally, residents have required rotations in:

  • Pediatric clinical genetics
  • Metabolic genetics
  • Reproductive/prenatal genetics
  • Clinical laboratory genetics (cytogenetics, biochemical genetics and molecular diagnostics).
  • Over 30 medical genetics faculty are available to mentor the required research experience.

Interested senior medical students must apply to both the internal medicine residency program of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the medical genetics residency program of the University of Pennsylvania. An interview for both programs can be scheduled on sequential days.

For questions about the Internal Medicine / Medical Genetics Residency Program, please contact

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