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!

**UPDATED: June 3, 2020**



  • Boston University Genetic Counseling Open House
    • When: Oct 7, 2020 5:30PM-7:00PM EST
    • TBD virtual or in-person
  • Boise State University Genetic Counseling Program Open House 
  • Columbia University Genetic Counseling Open House
    • Open House, Application Workshops, Pre-Genetic Counselor Experiential Practicum  TBD
    • Check here for updates
  • University of Pittsburgh Genetic Counseling Program Open House
    • Date TBD
    • Check here for updates
  • University of Pennsylvania Genetic Counseling Open House
  • Wayne State University Genetic Counseling Open House
    • Summer Open House dates TBD
    • Check here for updates
  • Rutgers University Genetic Counseling Program Open House
    • Date TBD
    • Check here for updates
  • University of South Florida Genetic Counseling Open House


  • Association for Utah Genetic Counselors’ 8th Annual Genetic Counseling Career Camp
    • When: June 20, 2020 @ 10:30AM-4PM
    • Where: Your home – connect via Zoom
    • Cost: $25 (Diversity and Financial Need scholarships available, see website for more information)
    • Register here
    • Contact info: careercamp@utahgc.org or (385) 429-0241


  • University of Arkansas (UAMS) Genetic Counseling program Zoom Info Sessions
    • When:
      • Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 5:00-6:00pm (Central time)
      • Thursday, July 16, 2020 @ 12:00-1:00pm (Central time)
      • Thursday, August, 6, 2020 @ 12:00-1:00pm (Central time)
      • RSVP (free!)
  • Stanford University Genetic Counseling program webinar 
  • Mt. Sinai Genetic Counseling Program Webinars
    • Will resume Fall 2020, dates TBD
    • Register here
  • University of Cincinnati Genetic Counseling Program Webinars
    • When: Multiple dates in June 2020
    • Register here
  • Columbia University Genetic Counseling Information Session: A “How-To” Guide for Applying to the Columbia Genetic Counseling Program
    • When:
      • Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 3PM EST
      • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 8PM
    • Register here
  • 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:
      • Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 6PM EST
      • Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 3PM EST
    • Register here
  • Columbia University Webinar: “Meet the Columbia GC Program Students”
    • When: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 8PM
    • Register here
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions Genetic Counseling Program Virtual Events
    • Chat with an IHP Student (Hosted by Admissions)
      • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 12-2PM EST
      • Thursday, June 18, 2020 @ 12PM-2PM EST
      • Thursday, June 25, 2020 @ 10AM-12PM EST
      • Wednesday, July 1, 2020 @ 12PM-2PM EST
    • Webinar Hosted by Admissions
      • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 2PM EST
    • Register for all virtual events here
  • Boston University Genetic Counseling Program 2020 Admissions Webinars
    • When:
      • Monday, June 15th @ 3PM EDT
      • Wednesday, July 15th @ 12PM EDT
      • Monday, August 17th @ 12PM EDT
      • Tuesday, September 15th @ 8PM EDT
      • Thursday, October 15th @ 6PM EDT
      • Thursday, November 12th @ 12PM EDT
    • 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.
  • To schedule a meeting with University of Pittsburgh program leadership and/or current students, send an email to hugengc@pitt.edu.
  • Use the National Society of Genetic Counselors Find a Genetic Counselor search tool to find a genetic counselor near you.




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