2–3 years of training in a pediatric residency program
2 years of training in a genetic residency program
They also may do a fellowship in a subspecialty area (for example, molecular genetics or medical biochemical genetics). A “fellow” is a doctor who undergoes more specialty training after completing medical school and a residency.
Good to Know
The Human Genome Project, which finished in 2003, was the complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings. This will help geneticists and other researchers use information from DNA to develop new ways to treat, cure, or even prevent many diseases.