We hear from many of you asking how you can become a better applicant.  After hearing this question many times over, we’re creating a separate page to help you out!

Any resources that we missed or needs updating? Please let us know at mapsandgenes@gmail.com!



  • Rutgers University Genetic Counseling Open House
    • When: Oct. 12, 2019 10:00AM – 2:00PM
    • Location: Life Sciences Building Auditorium, Rutgers University, 145 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ
    • Lunch Provided
    • Parking: Link for parking will be emailed to you a week before the event
    • RSVP by: Sept. 30, 2019
    • More info here
    • Register here
  • Boston University Genetic Counseling Open House
    • When: Sept. 25 , 2019 5:30PM-7:00PM
    • Sign up here
  • University of Michigan Genetic Counseling Open House
    • When: Oct. 18, 2019 3:00-5:00PM
    • Location: University of Michigan, 5915 Buhl Building, 1241 Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
    • Can’t make it in-person? The virtual open house is on Oct. 2, 2019 4:00PM – 5:30PM.
    • Register here for both in-person and virtual open house events
    • UMich Genetic Counseling Prospectus
    • Additional questions? Contact UMGenetics@umich.edu
  • Columbia University Genetic Counseling Open House
    • When: Oct. 14, 2019 11:00AM – 3:00PM
    • Location: Columbia University Irving Medical Campus
    • To register, email gc-program@cumc.columbia.edu
  • University of Pennsylvania Genetic Counseling Open House
    • When: August, November, and May
    • Dates will be announced on the website
  • University of South Florida Genetic Counseling Open House
    • When: Sept. 25, 2019 6:00PM – 8:00PM
    • Where: Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB), 3720 Spectrum Blvd Suite 302, Tampa, FL 33612
    • Register here


  • National Society of Genetic Counselors Prospective Genetic Counselors Symposium
    • When: November 8th, 2019 7:30AM – 1:00PM
    • Where: Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
    • Cost: FREE (includes session and partial attendance of NSGC Conference)
    • Interested in attending? Click here
  • Georgia Association of Genetic Counselors Genetic Counseling Camp
    • When: December 15, 2019 9AM – 3PM, December 16, 2018 8AM – 12PM
    • Where: Emory University, 1462 Clifton Rd, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA, 30322
    • Cost: $15 (Breakfast provided on the 15th and 16th, Lunch provided on the 15th)
    • RSVP at gagccamp@gmail.com


  • Stanford University Genetic Counseling program webinar 
  • Columbia University Genetic Counseling Information Session: A “How-To” Guide for Applying to the Columbia Genetic Counseling Program
    • When: Sept 24, 2019 2:00PM EST/Nov 12, 2019 8:00PM EST
    • To register, email gc-program@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Columbia University Webinar: “Genetic Counselors, the Future of Genomic Medicine”
    • Provides overview of genetic counseling and the next steps to prepare for graduate school
    • When: Oct. 24, 2019 6:00PM EST
    • To register, email gc-program@cumc.columbia.edu
  • Boston University Genetic Counseling Program webinar
    • When: Sept. 23 2PM EST/Oct. 7  4PM EST/Oct. 23 12PM EST/Nov. 12 2PM EST
    • Register here



  • The University of South Carolina (alma mater shout out) also offers an online course with both Spring and Fall enrollment.  The course is called Genetic Counseling: Career for the Future.   The course is offered online over a twelve week period with 2-3 hours of self-paced activity.  Read more details here.
  • The University of Cincinnati offers a variety of online and CEU courses in topics related to genetics and genetic counseling. Courses currently offered are cardiovascular genetics, clinical embryology, laboratory genetic counseling, neurogenetics, teratology, and the genetic counseling case series. More information here.


  • The University of Cincinnati offers applicants a chance to get in touch with their genetic counseling program alumni through Meet a Graduate. Email gcprog@cchmc.org or call (513) 636-8448.
  • Johns Hopkins University offers applicants the opportunity to get in touch with their genetic counseling alumni through Meet a GraduateContact Lori H. Erby, PhD at lori.erby@nih.gov.
  • Use the National Society of Genetic Counselors Find a Genetic Counselor search tool to find a genetic counselor near you.


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