Connecting with a Counselor: Journey into the Field of Genetic Counseling 

Connecting with a Counselor is a great way to obtain hands-on learning regarding a career in genetic counseling, and is targeted towards undergraduate students or graduates interested in entering the field. Through this program, one can select to participate in an online group informational interview (held every other month with two different genetic counselors) and/or one-day shadow with a practicing genetic counselor in the Twin Cities, Rochester, Duluth, Bemidji, St. Cloud or Eau Claire, WI.

To enroll, please review and fully complete the application below to the best of your ability. Your answers will be used to match you appropriately, along with availability of genetic counselors, location, etc.  We will do our best to accommodate you in a timely fashion, but please be aware that waiting lists are often necessary as interest has grown so that applicants frequently outnumber available genetic counselors, especially for certain sites.

This program is coordinated and carried out on a voluntary basis, so while we are excited to work with you in providing this valuable learning tool, please be understanding of additional professional obligations of the participating genetic counselors. Should you have any questions, please contact Gina Goettl at 612-626-3267 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Connecting with a Counselor Application

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