Lessons Learned From the Introduction of Personalized Genotyping Into a Medical School Curriculum
Walt, David R
Epstein, Scott K
Demmer, Laurie A
Bianchi, Diana W
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2011 Jan; 13(1): 63-6
There is an expanding gap between the availability of direct-to-consumer whole genome testing and physician knowledge regarding interpretation of test results. Advances in the genomic literacy of health care providers will be necessary for genomics to exert its potential to affect clinical practice. However, implementation of a major shift in medical education to include genomics is not easily done. The purpose of this educational report is to describe efforts to incorporate knowledge of personalized medicine into a medical school curriculum.
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