Prospective Student Events

Open Houses & Webinars

We host several virtual admissions events each year, from June through November.  Dates are announced on the website and through Facebook and Instagram in advance of each session. 

November 1 Virtual Open House - Alumni Stories

Join us on Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00 PM Eastern time for a virtual open house. Six recent graduates of the UPenn MSGC program will share their experiences as applicants, students, and genetic counselors – and they’ll answer questions for prospective applicants about the application process, the classes and clinics, living in Philadelphia, and more.  Register for the open house at

Announcement of Alumni Panel DiscussionDate of alumni panel discussion - Wednesday November 1 at 8 PM


Video Overview

For an overview of the program and admissions information, please view the video of the slides and audio from this October 2022 admissions event.

Summer Internships

In summer 2023 we again offered full-time, paid, six-week long (40 hours/week @ $15/hour = $3,600) summer internships for undergraduate students from populations/groups that are under-represented in genetic counseling. Lasting six-weeks (from mid-June to the end of July), this experience provides students interested in a career in genetic counseling with exposure to a broad range of clinical genetics specialties, research and laboratory work, shadowing in multiple clinical settings, and opportunities for one-on-one interviews with genetic counselors and current students.

Click here for detailed information on the internships and how to apply.

Details on the 2024 summer internships coming soon.  In 2023, the deadline to apply was February 1st, and the results were announced in mid-March.