MS in Genetic Counseling Fieldwork

Diverse Fieldwork Experiences

Fieldwork experiences are one day per week the first and second semesters and build to longer placements during the summer and second year. Students each have a unique fieldwork plan that can be tailored to their interests.  
Clinical placement opportunities for our students within Mass General Brigham include:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Massachusetts Eye and Ear
  • Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
These institutions are regularly ranked as the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
In addition to prenatal, pediatric, adult, and oncology clinical fieldwork placements at some of the top hospitals in the country, IHP knows the value of training for non-clinical roles and learning from genetic counselors who have both clinical and non-clinical responsibilities.  First and second year research, laboratory, industry, advocacy, and public health experiences are integrated into the curriculum and fieldwork training.
IHP is dedicated to training genetic counselors for the future of genetics and genomics. Fieldwork opportunities exist within the MGH Center for Genomic Medicine, BWH Genomes2People (G2P) Research in Translational Genomics and Health Outcomes, and Mass General Brigham Personalized Medicine (which includes the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine and Translational Genomics Core).