The Fetal Diagnostic Center provides a full range of consultative and diagnostic services, including genetic counseling, prenatal diagnosis (chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis, umbilical cord sampling), prenatal screening (first trimester screening, second trimester maternal serum screening, ultrasound, carrier testing, etc.) and perinatal consultation and management.
The Pediatric Genetics Clinic provides service in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of birth defects, structural abnormalities, inherited diseases, chromosomal abnormalities and mental retardation.
The Division of Pediatric Genetics conducts genetics field clinics in Traverse City, Gaylord, and Marquette, Michigan. Outreach clinics are a unique opportunity to evaluate and manage genetics patients in diverse settings.
The Medical Genetics Clinic provides counseling for adult patients who either have or are at-risk for a genetic condition. Services provided include diagnosis, care management, genetic counseling and genetic testing.
The Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Evaluation Program provides individuals with an accurate assessment of their personal risk for developing breast and other related cancers and offers a plan for follow-up and preventive care.
The Cancer Genetics Clinic provides counseling for all types of cancer including: familial colon cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cancer of the uterus, prostate cancer, melanoma, thyroid cancer, sarcoma, childhood cancers, and other less common tumors.
The Ophthalmic Genetics Clinic is a specialty clinic which provides services primarily to patients with or at risk for inherited retinal diseases such as Stargardt’s disease, Best disease, and retinitis pigmentosa. Part of this rotation also includes experience in the Ophthalmic Molecular Genetics Diagnostics Laboratory.
The Biochemical Genetics Clinic is a specialty clinic that provides services primarily to patients with known or suspected metabolic conditions.
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art diagnostic and testing services for adult and pediatric patients and their families. Services provided include diagnosis, risk stratification, familial screening, and genetic counseling.
The DSD Clinic provides multidisciplinary care related to the diagnosis and treatment of children with a variety of conditions, including congenital adrenal hyperplasia, 5-alpha-reductase deficiency, androgen insensitivity syndrome, etc. The clinic is staffed by providers from pediatric urology, surgery, endocrinology, psychology, social work, and genetics.
The Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic at the University of Michigan Cystic Fibrosis Center was created to transition young people living with cystic fibrosis into a medical environment that offers care in young adulthood and beyond. The team includes doctors, nurses and other professionals, including social workers, dieticians and physical therapists, to provide our patients with comprehensive care for CF in their adult years.
The Comprehensive Pediatric Hemoglobinopathy Clinic takes a multidisciplinary approach to managing sickle cell disease and thalassemia. This program is composed of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals with the primary goal of coordinating the delivery of specialized comprehensive health care and resources to children and families affected by sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies. The program serves approximately 160 patients with sickle cell disease in a five-country region of Southeastern Michigan.
Local Off Campus Clinical Training Sites
- Beaumont, Dearborn: General, Cancer, and Reproductive Genetics
- Beaumont, Royal Oak: Reproductive, Pediatric, and Cancer Genetics
- Flower Hospital: Cancer Genetics
- Henry Ford Hospital: Reproductive, Medical, and Cancer Genetics
- Progenity: Laboratory Genetics
- Promedica Hospital: Reproductive Genetics
- St. Joseph Mercy Hospital: Cancer Genetics
- Spectrum Health: Reproductive, Pediatric, and Cancer Genetics
If a student’s clinical training and research thesis are in good standing, students have the option of participating in a designer rotation during their final semester. These optional rotations allow students to work in a wide variety of clinical settings and to interact with clinicians from multiple specialties and patients facing diverse clinical situations. The focus of the rotation is determined by a student’s interests and can include non-traditional insights into clinical settings they have already worked in or emerging areas of genetic and genomic medicine. These customized training experiences provide students with novel perspectives on the practice of genetic counseling and roles for genetic counselors.
Sample Designer Rotations
- Women's Reproductive Health
- Oncology: Patient Experiences
- Living with Genetic Disease
- Genetic Counseling in a Commercial Laboratory