Students are expected to:
- Actively participate in all phases of the training program within the required time frame including course work, clinical rotations, focus internship, and supplemental activities
- Successfully complete all required coursework and clinical rotations with a grade of B or better
- Demonstrate self-initiative, motivation, reliability, and responsibility in all aspects of program training
- Interact respectfully and appropriately with peers, faculty, staff, patients, families and other healthcare professionals and community members encountered in the course of training
- Act at all times in accordance with the School of Medicine Student Honor Code and with the ethical standards of the Genetic Counseling profession (NSGC Code of Ethics)
Student progress and compliance with the above standards will be evaluated each semester to determine eligibility for continuation.
Practice Based Competencies
An entry-level genetic counselor must demonstrate the practice-based competencies the following domains outlined below: Communication Skills; Critical-Thinking Skills; Interpersonal, Counseling, and Psychosocial Assessment Skills; and Professional Ethics and Values (American Board of Genetic Counseling, 2010). Students must demonstrate progress toward development of these competencies throughout their training.