Expanding the genetic counseling workforce: program directors’ views on increasing the size of genetic counseling graduate programs

@article{Pan2016ExpandingTG,
  title={Expanding the genetic counseling workforce: program directors’ views on increasing the size of genetic counseling graduate programs},
  author={Vivian Pan and Beverly M Yashar and Rachel Pothast and Catherine A L Wicklund},
  journal={Genetics in Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={842-849}
}
Purpose:Although there is an anticipated need for more genetic counselors, little is known about limitations at the graduate training level. We evaluated opportunities for growth of the genetic counseling (GC) workforce by exploring program directors’ perspectives on increasing number of graduate trainees.Methods:Thirty US-based GC program directors (PDs) were recruited through the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors’ listserv. Online surveys and semistructured phone interviews… CONTINUE READING
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