From Campers to Counselors: a Resource for Prospective Genetic Counseling Students

Chana Wiesman, Esther Rose, Susan Klugman, Nicole Schreiber-Agus

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When thinking about the future of the genetic counseling field, one place to start is with prospective genetic counseling graduate school applicants. Although resources and mentorship opportunities exist for genetic counselors entering the field, the process of deciding on a career, applying to graduate programs, and being admitted can be daunting. As members of the profession, we should take responsibility for ensuring that individuals have the information and resources necessary to make an educated decision about whether genetic counseling is the correct path for them and to take the initial steps along this path. In this article, we present our Genetic Counseling Boot Camp as a model for other genetic counselors to use in developing their own local programs. This type of program can benefit prospective genetic counselors as they begin their professional journeys and can also provide value for the organizers and presenters who are already seasoned in the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-663
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Genetic Counseling
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016


  • Genetic counselor training
  • Prospective genetic counseling students
  • Prospective student seminars
  • Resources
  • Student recruitment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)


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