The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited, two-year fellowship program (with the possibility of an additional year of research) in clinical biochemical genetics. This fellowship provides training in laboratory testing for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with inherited metabolic disorders.
Physicians and Ph.D. scientist fellows participate in the testing conducted by the Biochemical Genetics and Newborn Screening laboratories of ARUP Laboratories, learning chromatographic and mass-spectrometry techniques. Fellows rotate in clinical and laboratory departments to become familiar with medical genetics and inborn errors of metabolism. Research is directed toward the elucidation of the molecular bases/pathophysiology of inborn errors of metabolism and the development of new diagnostic tests for metabolic disorders. Fellows will be responsible for monthly presentations to enhance their teaching skills and encourage publication of highly interesting cases. Fellows assume progressive independence in conducting and interpreting biochemical laboratory tests in the course of training and need to maintain a logbook of cases for certification.
This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics examination in Clinical Biochemical Genetics.
Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training
Applicants must hold an MD or PhD or other doctoral degree in genetics, biochemistry, chemistry or closely related field from an accredited institution. Previous clinical laboratory experience or a postdoctoral fellowship in genetics or training in medical genetics (for physicians) is highly recommended. Individuals with an MD or PhD earned outside of the United States or Canada must have their degree reviewed by the ABMGG Credentials Committee prior to entering this training program.
The J-1 visa is the required visa for international trainees. This policy is governed by the University of Utah Office of Graduate Medical Education and applies to all Department of Pathology fellowships, regardless of program accreditation or associated degree type.
Applications are due by September 15, 2023, for positions beginning in July 2024. Address inquiries to:
The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status.
Marzia Pasquali, PhD | Program Director