Johns, Mitrick A.
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Department of Biological Sciences
A study of genetic counseling in Illinois. Phone interviews with 17 Illinois genetic counselors were conducted as well as one visit to a genetic counseling clinic and observation of one genetic counseling session. Focus on genetic counseling master's programs and individual counselor specialties. Also includes advice on applying to genetic counseling programs from author’s personal experience. Emphasis was placed on discovering facts about genetic counseling which the author had not been aware of previously. These facts include how often master's program graduates may sit for the NSGC Board Examination, problems obtaining genetic counseling positions in the Midwest, the geographical unbalance of counselors in Illinois, problems earning respect throughout the medical field, and the numerous genetic counseling specialties besides prenatal and pediatrics.
Gadberry, Jennifer M., "A study of genetic counseling in Illinois" (1996). Honors Capstones. 71.
10 unnumbered pages
Northern Illinois University
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