Program in Genetic Counseling Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Become a genetic counselor with compassion, a sense of self, and the skills to be a leader in genetic and genomic health care. The Columbia University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program curriculum combines basic science and clinical medicine with humanism and professionalism. Choose a one-size-fits-you experience with research endeavors, university-wide electives, and the VP&S Club: the broadest student activities organization for the arts, athletics, and community outreach in American medical education.
We are part of the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, which is situated on a 20-acre campus in Northern Manhattan. Our mission is to prepare emerging leaders in genetic counseling with a strong foundation in the genetic and genomic sciences, precision medicine, humanistic counseling, and ethical inquiry. We celebrate the rich complexity of the human experience and advocate for the use of genetics and genomics to promote social justice in health care. The educational experience we offer is enhanced by an expansive curriculum, exposure to world-renowned faculty and clinical investigators, and our focus on compassion and listening.