Prospective Student Events

Open Houses & Webinars

We typically host two Open Houses each year, usually in late summer and in November, and invite prospective applicants to campus to meet program leaders and current students.  Dates are announced on the website in advance of each session, and those unable to attend in person are provided with a remote connection. 

Since we can't meet in person during the pandemic, we will be hosting webinars for prospective students during the summer and fall. 

Prospective applicants are invited to join us at our upcoming virtual open house / application workshop on Thursday, June 2nd at 5PM EDT. Click here to register: https://somapps.med.upenn.edu/forms/zulu/view.php?id=380149

Hope to see you there!

Information about June 2nd open house for prospective students


For an overview of the program and admissions information, please view the video of the slides and audio from our November 2019 Open House here.

 


Summer Internships

In summer 2022 we will again be offering full-time, paid (40 hours/week @ $15/hour = $3,600) summer internships for undergraduate students from populations/groups that are under-represented in genetic counseling.  The internships will be six-weeks long (from mid-June to the end of July). This experience will provide 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.

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

The deadline to apply is March 1st, and the results will be announced in mid-April.