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J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6(1), 1; doi:10.3390/jpm6010001

Training the Future Leaders in Personalized Medicine

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Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Partners Personalized Medicine, 65 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Charles River Plaza, Boston, MA 02114, USA
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Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
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Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
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Manchester Academic Health Science Center, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Academic Editor: Stephen B. Liggett
Received: 21 October 2015 / Revised: 16 December 2015 / Accepted: 28 December 2015 / Published: 7 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Implementing Personalized Medicine in a Large Health Care System)
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Abstract

The era of personalized medicine has arrived, and with it a need for leaders in this discipline. This generation of trainees requires a cadre of new skill sets to lead the implementation of personalized medicine into mainstream healthcare. Traditional training programs no longer provide trainees with all the skills they will need to optimize implementation of this revolution now underway in medicine. Today’s trainees must manage clinical teams, act as clinical and molecular diagnostic consultants, train other healthcare professionals, teach future generations, and be knowledgeable about clinical trials to facilitate genomic-based therapies. To prepare trainees for the transition to junior faculty positions, contemporary genomic training programs must emphasize the development of these management, teaching, and clinical skills. View Full-Text
Keywords: personalized medicine; education; genomic testing; molecular genetic pathology fellowship; clinical genetics residency; clinical molecular genetics fellowship personalized medicine; education; genomic testing; molecular genetic pathology fellowship; clinical genetics residency; clinical molecular genetics fellowship
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Mason-Suares, H.; Sweetser, D.A.; Lindeman, N.I.; Morton, C.C. Training the Future Leaders in Personalized Medicine. J. Pers. Med. 2016, 6, 1.

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