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May 1, 2013
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Hello all,

Up until recently, I assumed only basic science PhD's were eligible to apply and do ABMG Clinical Molecular Genetics fellowships. However, I've recently stumbled upon a small handful of ABMG-certified individuals who did their PhD's in Genetic or Molecular Epidemiology.
I've checked the ABMG website and see that in order to be eligible to do the fellowship, you need a PhD in "Genetics or related field" which I've always assumed was biology, biochem, chem, etc.

Is a PhD in genetic and/or molecular epidemiology a viable route to being ABMG certified?
Genetic/molecular epidemiology is definitely the path that I would want to take as I truly love public health and epidemiology, but being ABMG certified would really just be the icing on top of the cake and would allow me to have much wider range of research capabilities and marketability.

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