2022 Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics (APHMG) consensus–based update of the core competencies for undergraduate medical education in genetics and genomics
LJ Massingham et al, Genetics in Medicine August 30, 2022
The field of genetics and genomics continues to expand at an unprecedented pace. As scientific knowledge is translated to clinical practice, genomic information is routinely being used in preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic decision-making across a variety of clinical practice areas. The updated Association of Professors of Human and Medical Genetics core competencies are presented. Current revisions include competencies that are concise, specific, and assessable. In addition, they incorporate recent advances in clinical practice and promote equity and inclusion in clinical care.
Genomics Education Resource Center (GenomeEd)
NHGRI, August 2022
The mission of GenomeEd is to provide high-quality educational resources for group instruction or self-directed learning in genetics or genomics by healthcare educators and practitioners. GenomeEd solicits, reviews and organizes resources through an interdisciplinary collaborative exchange. Genomics is becoming increasingly relevant to all health care professionals. This centralized web resource provides vetted educational resources and approaches for educators and learners to achieve genetic or genomic competency.
Medical genetics education for pediatrics residents: A brief report.
Gates Ryan W et al. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2022 8
During September to October 2020, we recruited all the pediatrics residents at our institution via email (N = 102). Residents were invited to complete a Qualtrics electronic survey that addressed self-perceived level of knowledge about core concepts of genetic testing, as well as self-perceived confidence discussing these concepts with families. We found that despite its expanding importance across medicine, genetics education is lacking in pediatrics residency programs and residents would benefit from a curriculum teaching basic concepts of genetic testing.
Bowel cancer: what role do our genes play?
Genetics Education Program, August 19, 2022
A person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer is influenced by lifestyle factors, such as a low-fiber diet and lack of regular physical activity; however, as is the case with breast cancer, some inherited genetic variants increase the likelihood of a person developing colorectal cancer. In this article, we look at two genetically inherited syndromes and examine how and why they increase a person’s risk of this particular cancer.