IU School of Medicine



The student will gain experience in the practice of medical genetics in the community. This includes medical evaluation - including family history and physical examination of individuals with genetic disease or their family members. This will include exposure to genetic counseling, diagnostic procedures in detecting genetic abnormalities, and laboratory analysis of chromosomes. The student will learn the complex medical, psychologic, and sociologic problems involved in genetic diagnosis and counseling. There will be exposure to recent developments in laboratory analysis of chromosomes and single gene annomolies.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Patricia Bader, M.D., M.S.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: IUSM - Fort Wayne

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Perform the evaluation of the Clinical Geneticist for common genetic disease diagnosis (PC2)
  • 2) Describe principles of management and follow-up of patients with known genetic diagnoses (MK4)
  • 3) Document an accurate family history (ISC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Observation by preceptors and course director)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 5% Research; 5% Library

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH THIS COURSE REQUIRES 2 MONTHS NOTICE BEFORE START DATE TO DROP OR ADD. All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224) or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731). Enrollment needs director's approval   

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None