Chairman’s Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Genetic Counseling at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The UAMS Genetic Counseling Program attracts nationally competitive students seeking a friendly, nurturing environment and an affordable education.

Medical Genetics has a strong presence at UAMS and in Arkansas with seven medical geneticists and eleven genetic counselors located in central and northwest Arkansas. Patients are seen every day in a Medical Genetics clinic. As the only genetics provider in the state, all patients in Arkansas are referred to our clinics. Our program features training in telemedicine clinics, numerous pediatric and adult interdisciplinary clinics, and in Adult Genetics, Ophthalmic-Genetics and Adult Down syndrome clinics, of which there are few in the United States.

Genetic counseling is an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. We welcome you to peruse our website and contact us for an in-person visit at UAMS. We appreciate your interest in our program.

Warmest Regards,