Medical Genetics Residency Program

The overall goal of the OUHSC Medical Genetics program is to provide residents with a broad exposure to all aspects of medical genetics and to prepare them to become outstanding medical geneticists with skills in the ACGME core competencies. They receive instruction in the scientific principles of genetics for evidence-based practice, for public health screening programs, and for understanding of laboratory evaluations and research. At completion, trainees are prepared to practice medical genetics and have the foundation to pursue life-long learning and a career in academics and/or research if desired.

Specific goals of the program:

  • To provide a full range of clinical experience with all types and all ages of genetics patients, through a variety of clinical settings, to gain skills in various approaches to clinical and laboratory evaluation, management, and counseling;

  • To provide training by, and access to, a broad faculty of physicians, laboratory specialists, and research scientists in all areas of genetics;

  • To provide a range of clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research opportunities in genetics to permit understanding of the field and allow the trainee to develop a research focus; and

  • To provide graduate didactic instruction, professional forums for discussion, direct self-study, and other educational opportunities in all areas of genetics, and to promote life-long learning.

How to Apply

Eligibility Requirements:
Prior to appointment in the program, residents must have successfully completed at least 12-months of a residency program accredited by the ACGME or a program located in Canada and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; including at least 12 months of direct patient care experience. 

(Please note: International Medical Graduates (IMG) must have a Standard Certificate from ECFMG and be a citizen of the United States or hold a J-1 or permanent visa (“green card”). Non-U.S. Citizens who are graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada are not considered to be IMG and do not require ECFMG sponsorship.)

Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Matching Service (ERAS) and the program participates in NRMP.  Additional applications will be considered for a July 1 start, after NRMP “Match Day”. Qualified and interested applicants should contact the Program Director by email to request an application packet.

Medical Licensure

Residents at a PGY3 level or above, must be fully licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure. Residents at PGY2 level should apply for a Special Training License.

Oklahoma State Board of Medical
Licensure and Supervision
101 NE 51st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Telephone: (405) 962-1400


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Klaas Wierenga, MD
Genetics Residency Program Director                             

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Shona Whitehead
Genetics Residency Program Coordinator