A Blueprint for Maternal and Child Health Primary Care Physician Education in Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine: Recommendations of the United States Secretary for Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children - American Board of Medical Specialties

This article describes a workshop convened by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services Administration in order to develop educational programs on genetics and genomics for primary care physicians involved in maternal and child health. Because many primary care physicians lack knowledge and training regarding genetics-based services, the workgroup identified the importance of incorporating this type of medical genetics and genomics education into all aspects of clinical training including residency training programs, continuing medical education programs, and maintenance of certification (MOC) programs.

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