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Genetic Counselor for a Day

On Friday, May 21st, 2021 the Smilow Cancer Genetics & Prevention Program hosted an event to learn what it’s like to be a genetic counselor for a day! The Zoom event covered different genetic counseling specialties, the process of applying to a genetic counseling graduate program, and what to expect as a genetic counseling student.


12:30pm | Opening remarks and welcome (Alex McClellan, MS, CGC)
12:30-1:00: Overview of genetic counseling (Amanda Ganzak, MS, CGC)
1:00-2:15: Review of specialties
1:00-1:15: Cancer (Amy Killie, MS, CGC)
1:15-1:30: Reproductive (Julie McGlynn, MS, CGC)
1:30-1:45: Cardiology (Arpita Neogi, MS, CGC)
1:45-2:00: Pediatric/general (Emily Qian, MS, CGC and Samantha Wesoly, MS, CGC)
2:00-2:15: Laboratory (Anthony Porto, MS, CGC)
2:15-2:30 | Break
2:30-3:00: Making yourself a good applicant and what to expect in graduate school (Maria Gyure, MS, CGC, and Colleen Dougherty, MS, CGC)
3:00-3:25: Current genetic counseling students from the Bay Path program will talk about their experiences (Michael Peracchio and Paige Cleek)
3:25-4:00 | Audience Q&A Session