Director of the Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics
BS and MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison. SLC, 2014–
Graduate Courses 2015-2016
Human Genetics Program Courses
Every student in the Joan H. Marks Human Genetics Program is required to complete a capstone experience and submit a manuscript documenting the experience or project to fulfill the requirements for obtaining a master’s degree in Human Genetics from the Graduate Studies division of Sarah Lawrence College.
The focus of this two part course is to help students develop a professional identity as a genetic counselor in the context of both the healthcare setting and the community as a whole. Topics presented Part I may include resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, summer rotation preparation, performance evaluation and the supervisory relationship.
The focus of this two part course is to help students develop a professional identity as a genetic counselor in the context of both the healthcare setting and the community as a whole. Topics presented in Part II of this course may include networking, salary negotiation strategies, billing and reimbursement, licensure, marketing, grant writing, self-care, exam preparation, supervision models and expanded career roles.
First year students take part in an educational outreach project. They can work in pairs or alone. Each group identifies an audience to whom they would like to give a presentation about some aspect of the genetic counseling field. It can be focused on science, counseling or some other aspect such as ethics. The most popular choice for an audience is school-based, from elementary school to college. Other audiences have included seniors in an assisted-living facility, and adults and children attending a health fair in Harlem.