About the PGCGP
***Prospective students can apply for an informational interview with one of our GCs at any time. If formal mentorship is recommended, timing will be discussed on an individualized basis.***
Mission: The goal of this organization is to provide prospective genetic counseling applicants opportunities to virtually engage with professional Genetic Counselors for the purpose of advancing applications to Genetic Counseling graduate programs. Our resources are available to all prospective applicants, and virtual mentorship opportunities are reserved specifically for those applicants without access to local Genetic Counselors.
Genetic Counseling programs have become increasingly competitive with a much larger pool of highly qualified applicants seeking admissions than there are available positions. Many programs require or strongly encourage applicants to have exposure to the field and/or be familiar with the profession. However, when practicing Genetic Counselors are in such high demand, access to local genetic counselors may be limited or nonexistent, which can discourage many prospective applicants from considering the profession.
Anyone who is planning on applying to a Genetic Counseling program is welcome to use our website resources, linked informational meetings/case conferences, and our application for informational interviews with one of our volunteer GCs in order to subsidize their resumes.
If, through an informational interview with one of our volunteer GCs, we find that the applicant would benefit from long-term virtual mentorship, we may recommend and help facilitate that relationship.
Please note: The PGCGP is not affiliated with any genetic counseling graduate program. Utilizing our resources does not guarantee acceptance to graduate school.