In May of their first year, students declare a concentration that matches their career and scientific interests. Students complete a total of 6 units of electives from their concentration during their second year.

There are three concentrations depending on student interest: clinical decision support, clinical trial design, and assay development.

Clinical decision support

  • Designed for those interested in careers like clinical variant curator or clinical variant scientist.

Clinical trial design

  • Designed for those interested in contributing to personalized medicine by working at a pharmaceutical or biotech company in the drug development pipeline.

Assay development

  • Designed for those interested in helping genomics companies design new test panels or products for the diagnosis of disease.

All three concentrations prepare students for a variety of roles in not just the genomics industry, but also academia, pharmacogenomics, and more.