Individuals interested in pursuing ABMGG certification must successfully complete an ACGME-accredited laboratory fellowship program or clinical genetics and genomics residency.

Primary Specialty Training

Clinical Genetics and Genomics Residency

Certification in Clinical Genetics and Genomics requires an M.D., D.O., or equivalent.

Categorical Program

A two-year medical genetics and genomics residency program following satisfactory completion of a minimum of one-year, full-time training in an ACGME-accredited residency that includes at least 12 months of direct patient care (e.g. pediatrics, internal medicine, etc.).

Combined Program

A special agreement exists with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), and American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) whereby you can fulfill the training requirements for both the respective certifying board and the ABMGG by completing joint training over four years.

The following combined training programs are offered:

  • Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Pediatrics/Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine/Medical Genetics and Genomics
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility/Medical Genetics and Genomics

Laboratory Fellowship

Certification in a laboratory specialty requires a Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or equivalent. Laboratory fellowships are available in the following specialties:

  • Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
  • Clinical Biochemical Genetics

Subspecialty Training

Medical Biochemical Genetics

Eligibility in this subspecialty requires one year of accredited training and is available only to physicians who have completed a clinical genetics and genomics residency. Training is available over two years for physicians who are board-certified by another appropriate ABMS board.

Molecular Genetic Pathology

Eligibility in Molecular Genetic Pathology requires one year of accredited training and is available only to physicians who have completed a clinical genetics and genomics residency or are board certified by the American Board of Pathology (ABPath).

For a list of ACGME-accredited programs:

  • Navigate to the ACGME website
  • Click Institution and Program Finder on the top navigation bar
  • Click Program Search
  • Under Search by Specialty type whichever specialty you are looking for