Lindsey Alico

Assistant Program Director—Clinical Training

BS, University of Rochester. MS, Sarah Lawrence College. After earning her MS, Lindsey was a cancer genetic counselor at New York-Presbyterian/Queens where she also supervised genetic counseling students. Recently, she was a regional medical specialist at Myriad Genetic Laboratories. She has been a course director for several years and has also served as secretary and vice president of the New York State Genetics Task Force. SLC, 2014-

Graduate Courses

Human Genetics 2017-2018

Advanced Human Genetics

Graduate Seminar—Fall

The Advanced Human Genetics course provides students with a foundation in human genetics in preparation for their clinical training and other coursework in the genetic counseling program. The course is organized into lectures, self-study activities, team-based learning, and student presentations. The team-based learning and other student-driven activities enable students to apply in a clinically relevant way information presented in the lectures and readings.


Case Management Practicum

Graduate Seminar—Spring

The Case Management Practicum utilizes a standardized patient model to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate and assess their skill levels in competencies necessary for the practice of genetic counseling. Students participate in prepared role-playing exercises, followed by class discussion and feedback. The course structure allows students to demonstrate competence in key skills; assess their own strengths and weaknesses and those of their peers; and formulate a plan for addressing areas needing improvement.


Fundamentals of Genetic Counseling I

Graduate Seminar—Fall

Fundamentals of Genetic Counseling aims to introduce students to the fundamental skills necessary for genetic counseling. The course is structured around key components of a genetic counseling encounter. Readings provide foundational knowledge of relevant concepts, and class discussions encourage the comparison of different perspectives and applications. Course instructors demonstrate each skill; students then engage in skill development through role play, peer feedback, and self-assessment.