Genetic Education
This is a one year certificate program in Genetic counseling that will help train students to work hand in hand with physicians and other health care providers to offer genetic counseling to patients and their families.

To educate and train genetic counselors who will be prepared to:

  • Identify patients affected with or at risk for a hereditary syndrome
  • Provide counseling and education to patient with or at risk for a hereditary condition
  • Facilitate testing and management of individuals with genetic conditions
  • Communicate effectively with physicians of various specialties to help them navigate the field of genetics and to serve as genetics experts in clinic or on a consult basis as required by the physician

The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) defines genetic counseling as "the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease."

Currently, there are about 50 medical geneticists and about 15 genetic counselors in India working across 50 centers in the country. The current practice of genetic counseling in India is restricted.

Together we can expand the workforce of highly skilled and educated genetics providers so more patients have access to these services, which will increase understanding of their genetic condition as well as help them understand their risks and management options.

Students will be educated by faculty trained and currently practicing clinical genetics and genetic counseling in the U.S. Individuals who complete the program will be strong applicants for positions within PanGenomics as well as other health care settings.

The one-year program consists of didactics as well as clinical and laboratory rotations. It encompasses a broad range of topics such as:

  • Basic Principles of Medical Genetics
  • Molecular basis of human genetics
  • Statistics/Epidemiology
  • Counseling principles
  • Cytogenetic and molecular techniques
  • Ethical and professional issues in Genetic counseling
  • Clinical genetics
  • Biochemistry & Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Embryology/teratogens
  • Practical skills for marketing yourself and the profession

  • A minimum of Masters degree in Biology related field or MBBS degree or higher

Download printable application form here. Fill in all the details and send along with the following documents:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Course Application fee (500 RS, non-refundable) in the form of cheque or DD
  • Photo copy of degree certificate
  • Photo copy of marksheet of degree program
  • Photo copy of transcript of degree program (B.Sc and/or M.Sc)

Send all documents to the following address:
PanGenomics Intl Pvt Ltd
ATTN: Genetic Counseling Certificate Program
Sankalp Square II, Nr. Old Sharda Mandir Cross Roads,
B/s. Jalaram Mandir Railway Crossing,
Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad 380 006,
Gujarat, India.

or contact Mansi Vishal,
Associate Program Director,
Phone: +91-75730 42804

  • Access to Genetics books in the library at PanGenomics Clinical Genetics Center
  • Handouts and reading materials
  • Clinical log books
  • Pedigree drawing books
  • Access to Genetic counseling journals

  • Quiz after each topic is completed (10% of grade)
  • Mid-term examination (at the end of didactic session – 20% of grade)
  • Clinical rotations (30% of grade)
  • Mock counseling session (20% of grade)
  • Final examination (20% of grade)

Students need to obtain a 70% overall score to pass the course and receive a certificate.
Remediation exams and make-up exams will be given to help the student make-up for lost/failing grades

After completion of this course, students will have different opportunities/roles such as

  • Genetic counseling clinics in hospitals
  • Genetic counseling jobs in genetic laboratories
  • Stronger resume and better chances at getting into genetic counseling school or other higher education in the US
  • Teachers of genetic counseling programs