Student placements and training opportunities are provided to students through several different mechanisms.
First, we provide clinical rotation opportunities for the University of British Columbia (UBC) genetic counselling students, as well as residents in both psychiatry and medical genetics who have interest in this area.
Second, every year, through a competitive process, we accept 2 genetic counselling students for a one-month paid internship.
Last, for clinicians who are interested in setting up specialist psychiatric genetic counselling practices in their own area, we are delighted to provide shadowing opportunities, mentorship, collaboration, and practical guidance to support these endeavours.
Through these efforts, we seek to expand the delivery of genetic counselling services for people with psychiatric disorders and their families.