Resources 2017-10-06T21:54:40+00:00

There are a number of resources available for additional training/education in genomic medicine outside of UCSF, including Online Learning, Stories & Blogs, Reference Materials, and Organizations.


Online Learning

  • Genomic and Precision Medicine
    This 7-week free online course is a critical, unbiased introduction to using new genomic tools for diagnosing and managing disease. It is aimed at health care providers.
    CME available. (UCSF: McCarthy, Nussbaum, Mendelsohn)

  • Ethical and Social Challenges of Genomic and Precision Medicine
    Knowledge linking genomics to health and disease is rapidly expanding. Translation of this knowledge into clinical and public health practice offers promising opportunities but also raises a host of ethical, legal, social, and policy questions. Using case examples, this inter-disciplinary course will explore the challenges of genomic and precision medicine.
    Course is 7 weeks. CME available. (UCSF: Burke, Koenig, Harris-Wai)


Stories & Blogs

  • Genome magazine
    A magazine about personalized medicine, written for patients.

  • CDC Genomic Medicine blog
    A blog devoted to discussing best practices and questions about the role of genomics in disease prevention, health promotion and healthcare.

  • Biomed Central Genomic Medicine blog
    Blog posts in the field of human genomics from the open access publishers Biomed Central


Reference Materials

  • Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms
    The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) created the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms to help everyone understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research. In addition to definitions, specialists in the field of genetics share their descriptions of terms, and many terms include images, animation and links to related terms.



  • Genetics in Primary Care Institute (GPCI)
    The mission of the GPCI is to work with PCPs in the context of a medical home to enhance such things as understanding of basic genetic principles, collection and interpretation of family history, education regarding new and emerging technologies and tests, navigation of ethical considerations regarding genetics-related issues, and integration of genetic medicine into health information technology.

  • Genetics/Genomics Competency Center for Education (G2C2)
    The mission of G2C2 is to provide high quality educational resources for group instruction or self-directed learning in genetics/genomics by health care educators and practitioners.

  • Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC)
    The goal of ISCC is to improve genomic literacy of physicians and other practitioners and to enhance the practice of genomic medicine through sharing of educational approaches and joint identification of educational needs.