Director, Medical Genetics Fellowship

Patricia Dickson, M.D.
Patricia Dickson, M.D.Chief, Division of Medical Genetics

Overview, Medical Genetics Fellowship

The Department of Pediatrics offers a medical genetics fellowship to physicians who have completed a primary residency. The goal of the program is to train physicians in Medical Genetics with the expectation that the trainee will become a leader in their fields, excel in research and academics, and be an outstanding clinician. The medical genetics fellowship is offered through the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program.

Although genetics fellows spend a majority of their pediatric clinical training at Harbor-UCLA, an integrated experience occurs at three sites for their genetics training. These sites include Harbor-UCLA, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center. The integrated genetics experience occurs weekly at a teaching session on the UCLA campus and twice per year at retreats. In addition, genetics fellows receive extensive didactic information about the specialty of medical genetics, as well as experience in conducting clinical and basic science research, writing manuscripts and research grants, and organizing and delivering lectures and seminars to a wide variety of groups.

For further information on the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program, consult the website or contact Patricia Kearney (, program coordinator.

The Medical Genetics Fellowship is currently accepting applications

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    Patricia Dickson, M.D.
    Chief, Division of Medical Genetics
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics