Outline of a medical genetics curriculum for internal medicine residency training programs

Douglas L. Riegert-Johnson, Bruce R. Korf, Raye Lynn Alford, Martin I. Broder, B. J B Keats, Kelly E. Ormond, Reed E. Pyeritz, Michael S. Watson

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Abstract

To keep pace with the rapid advances in medical genetics, internal medicine residency training programs need to train internists to develop new attitudes, knowledge bases, and skill sets. Currently, such programs have no medical genetics curriculum. Thus, to set a minimum standard for genetics education in the context of training in internal medicine, the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program Genetics Curriculum Committee was formed, with members representing professional organizations of medical geneticists, internists, genetic counselors, internal medicine and genetics residency program directors, and internal medicine residents. The committee's task was to develop a concise outline of a medical genetics curriculum for residents in internal medicine in accordance with requirements of the Residency Review Committee for Internal Medicine of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The curriculum outline was drafted and circulated for comment. Before publication, the final document was approved by those member organizations that had a policy of approving curricula. Key learning objectives of the curriculum include appreciation of the rapid advances in genetics, the need for lifelong learning, the need for referral, and the role of genetic counselors and medical geneticists, as well as developing the ability to construct and analyze a three-generation pedigree. A wide variety of teaching methods can be useful in these regards, including didactic lectures, multimedia CD- ROMs, and clinical experience. Teaching should be related to clinical experiences whenever possible. The curriculum developed by the committee and presented in this article will assist in teaching residents the attitudes, knowledge, and skills they will require.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-547
Number of pages5
JournalGenetics in Medicine
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Medical Genetics
Internship and Residency
Internal Medicine
Curriculum
Education
Teaching
Learning
CD-ROM
Graduate Medical Education
Multimedia
Aptitude
Knowledge Bases
Accreditation
Advisory Committees
Pedigree
Publications
Referral and Consultation
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Keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Genetics
  • Graduate education
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical education

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  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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Riegert-Johnson, D. L., Korf, B. R., Alford, R. L., Broder, M. I., Keats, B. J. B., Ormond, K. E., ... Watson, M. S. (2004). Outline of a medical genetics curriculum for internal medicine residency training programs. Genetics in Medicine, 6(6), 543-547. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.GIM.0000144561.77590.85

Outline of a medical genetics curriculum for internal medicine residency training programs. / Riegert-Johnson, Douglas L.; Korf, Bruce R.; Alford, Raye Lynn; Broder, Martin I.; Keats, B. J B; Ormond, Kelly E.; Pyeritz, Reed E.; Watson, Michael S.

In: Genetics in Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 6, 11.2004, p. 543-547.

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Riegert-Johnson, DL, Korf, BR, Alford, RL, Broder, MI, Keats, BJB, Ormond, KE, Pyeritz, RE & Watson, MS 2004, 'Outline of a medical genetics curriculum for internal medicine residency training programs', Genetics in Medicine, vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 543-547. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.GIM.0000144561.77590.85
Riegert-Johnson, Douglas L. ; Korf, Bruce R. ; Alford, Raye Lynn ; Broder, Martin I. ; Keats, B. J B ; Ormond, Kelly E. ; Pyeritz, Reed E. ; Watson, Michael S. / Outline of a medical genetics curriculum for internal medicine residency training programs. In: Genetics in Medicine. 2004 ; Vol. 6, No. 6. pp. 543-547.
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