University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Clinical Genetics Laboratory Training Programs
Clinical Biochemical Genetics​ and Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

     Laboratory Training Application Process
    Applicants applying to OUHSC’s ABMGG accredited Clinical Laboratory Training Program should provide the following:
    Cover Letter
    Curriculum vitae
    Personal statement addressing training goals (not to exceed 2 pages)
    Three letters of reference addressed to the Program Director, and sent c/o Program Coordinator
             o  One letter should be from the Director of a prior training program
    Verification of Credentials letter from ABMGG, for candidates with a doctoral degree (MD or PhD) from an institution outside of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico, instructions found here.
    • ​TOEFL Score Report, if applicable.  ​An applicant whose native language is not English is required demonstrate English proficiency by submitting a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT®.
    • International graduates should include relevant visa status

    Applications will not be considered complete until all information is received. Applications are reviewed by the program director/admissions committee. Interviews will be arranged for competitive candidates.

    Application materials should be sent to:
    Shibo Li, MD
    c/o Shona Whitehead
    OUHSC/Section of Genetics
    1200 Children’s Ave, Suite 12100
    Oklahoma City, OK, 73104

    Complete applications should be submitted by November 1st for training starting the following July 1st.  (For example, applications for July 2019 are due by November 1, 2018.)

    In order to be considered for entry into any of the ​AMBGG Laboratory Training programs, you must hold a valid M.D. or Ph.D. degree and have experience in genetics, human genetics, or a related field.

    Funding is not guaranteed for our training positions. Trainees are encouraged to seek funding from extramural sources (private grants or postdoctoral fellowships).

    Transition from AMBGG to ACGME accreditation
    The ACGME and the Review Committee for Medical Genetics and Genomics recently agreed to assume accreditation responsibilities from the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG) for the laboratory fellowships in clinical biochemical genetics and laboratory genetics and genomics. More information on the ACGME website.

    Contact Shona Whitehead