Prospective Genetic Counseling Student Resources

Shadow or Interview a Genetic Counselor

Please note, we allow one genetic counseling career exploration experience at MUSC per student at this time.

The MUSC genetic counseling group receives many inquiries about shadowing or interviewing a genetic counselor. Based on the availability of our genetic counselors, these experiences may be possible. Shadowing and/or informational interviews with a genetic counselor are great ways to learn about the profession; however, these are not admissions requirements of MUSC’s Master of Science in Genetic Counseling program and shadowing at MUSC will not impact an admissions decision for our program.

To get started, please complete our interest form. After your submission is received, we will identify an MUSC sponsor and confirm availability, and you will be contacted to schedule your experience. You will also need to meet the requirements outlined on the Career Exploration Program website and complete the MUSC Career Exploration form. Please note that the Career Exploration approval process can take up to 30 days.

Aspiring Genetic Counselor Resources

This is a compilation of resources that may be helpful for aspiring genetic counseling students. These resources and documents were gathered from publicly available websites and were not created by MUSC. Please note these resources do not reflect the specific aims or ideals of MUSC or any specific genetic counseling program. 



Online Genetic Counseling Case Studies