Publication Date

1-1-1996

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Johns, Mitrick A.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Biological Sciences

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

10 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Media Type

Text

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