Are you interested in becoming a genetic counselor? Are you looking for experiences to help boost your CV? Do you have questions about the field? See some of the resources available to you below!
Genetic Counseling Field Exposure Opportunities in Arizona
Interested in shadowing a genetic counseling session? These sites offer shadowing opportunities for prospective students.
NOTE - shadowing is on hold at most sites during the COVID19 pandemic. Until shadowing is up and running again, these sites are offering informational interviews.
1. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (Gilbert, AZ)
Contact: Anna Vercruyssen MS CGC - Email
2. Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)
Contact: Justin Gasparini MS CGC - Email
3. University of Arizona Cancer Center (Tucson, AZ)
Contact: Lauren Maynard MS CGC - Email
Do you want to learn more about the field? Have questions about the field of genetic counseling? These sites are open to students contacting them for informational interviews.
Most genetic counseling programs are accepting informational interviews as an equivalent substitute to shadowing, so this is a great opportunity and looks good on a CV.
1. Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix, AZ)
Contact: Supraja Prakash MS CGC - Email
2. TGEN Research Institute (Phoenix, AZ)
Specialty: Clinical Research
Contact: Ashley Ryan MS CGC - Email
3. Genome Medical Inc (National)
Specialty: Multiple, telemedicine
Contact: Maria-Renee Coldagelli MS CGC - Email
4. Natera (National)
Specialty: Kidney Genetics
Contact: Meg Hager MS CGC - Email
5. Mayo Clinic (Phoenix, AZ)
Specialty: Adult and Cancer
Contact: Sonia Sabrowsky MS CGC - Email
6. Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Dr. Katherine Hunt Brendish MS CGC PhD - Email
7. University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Dee Quinn MS CGC - Email
Genetic Counseling Internship Programs
1. ASU Students Research Project Participation
Contact: Dr. Katherine Hunt Brendish MS CGC PhD - Email
Genetic Counseling Assistant (GCA) Jobs
GCA positions are a great way to gain experience in the field. These are typically paid, full-time positions. GCAs will typically help with chart prep, reminder calls, participation in projects/research, and other administrative tasks to help the genetics clinic run smoothly.
Clinical GCA Jobs
These sites currently offer GCA positions. Most positions become available as current GCAs get accepted into programs. Please contact these clinics about their GCA position availability.
1. Mayo Clinic (Phoenix) - Contact
2. Phoenix Children's Hospital (Phoenix) - Contact
3. Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center (Gilbert) - Contact
Industry GCA Jobs
Genetic testing laboratories are often looking to hire GCAs. Please check LinkedIn or other job recruitment sites for postings regularly. Here are some potential companies to keep an eye on:
1. Prevention Genetics
Looking for opportunities to volunteer with individuals with genetic syndromes? Here are some great resources.