In order to be considered for entry into any of the three Laboratory Fellowship programs, you must hold a valid M.D. or Ph.D. degree and have experience in genetics, human genetics, or a related field.

All graduates of our Laboratory Fellowship Programs will be expected to sit for the American Board of Medical Genetics Examination upon successful completion of their training. The criteria for sitting for the board exam is available on the ABMG website.

Individuals whose doctoral degree is from an international institution (i.e. outside the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico) should review the ABMG web site for information on "Foreign Medical Graduates Credentials Check."

Those candidates who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents and those who graduated from foreign medical or graduate schools should note the following additional information:

  1. The Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program cannot accept applications from candidates needing visa sponsorship to train in our programs, with the exception of Canadian or Mexican citizens seeking TN visas. We are unable to sponsor visas of any other kind.
  2. Applicants with an earned PhD degree or MD degree from a country in which English is not the primary language must have taken the TOEFL-iBT examination and achieved minimum total score of 85 and a minimum score of 23 on the speaking portion of the exam within one year of applying to the program. We require you to submit your TOEFL-iBT exam results before we will consider your application for admission to our program.