While expansion of genomic medicine in recent years has given rise to important genomic applications across all medical specialties, non-genetic medical practitioners often experience a lack of familiarity and confidence in genomic concepts and technologies. Opportunity for formal training with a clinical genetics service are limited, with placements prioritising those pursuing a career in clinical genetics.
This project, led by Dr Chris Richmond (Genetic Health Queensland), will develop and provide integrated clinical genetics placements for clinicians currently undertaking training in non-genetic specialties. Trainees will complete a project or design a clinical pathway relevant to their specialty, with a goal of returning to their training program or host department as an embedded genetic champion. The project hopes to provide proof-of-concept to support development and funding of similar ongoing training placements.
Dr Chris Richmond
Genetic Health Queensland