Program Curriculum

The postdoctoral training program in Genomic Medicine provides trainees with coursework and research experience tailored to their specific career goals.

Appointments are for two years. Trainees spend 50% of their time in the first year and 70% in the second year on mentored research in Genomic Medicine. There is no teaching requirement for this program.

Coursework includes:

  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genome Science
  • Experimental Genome Science
  • Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
  • Molecular Basis of Disease
  • Scientific Writing I
  • Scientific Writing II

Program activities include:

  • Mentored research in genomic medicine
  • Four rotations in clinical or research labs
  • Annual Genomics and Computational Biology Retreat
  • Joint activities with other genomics training programs at Penn