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Our mission

The Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program (GCGP) is strongly dedicated to promoting knowledge and action surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in its student body and in the profession of genetic counseling. We believe that representation matters when it comes to advancing our field of practice and ultimately delivering more equitable patient care. We continue to actively collaborate with internal and external partners toward these ends.

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Initiatives

  • Our Admissions Committee undergoes regular implicit bias training.
  • Our faculty and students are involved in community outreach that raises awareness about genetic counselors as health care providers.
  • Our staff, faculty and students actively connect with potential future genetic counselors as health care providers from underrepresented minority backgrounds by partnering with the Ohio State Office of Diversity and Inclusion. We also take part in initiatives led by external organizations including the Genetic Counseling Trainee Platform for Racial Justice, National Society for Genetic Counselors, and Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors.
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Resources

The Ohio State Genetic Counseling Graduate Program participates in diversity and inclusion initiatives led by our professional organizations, and recommends these resources for learning more:

Non-discrimination policy

The Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program prohibits discrimination against any individual applicant or student based on age, color, ethnicity, race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, marital or parental status in the administration of admissions, educational or other Ohio State programs. Otherwise qualified persons are not subject to discrimination on the basis of disability. Reasonable accommodation will be provided to persons with disabilities who otherwise meet the standards of the Ohio State Genetic Counseling Graduate Program.

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