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ACMG Reaches Out to YouTube Generation

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics is hoping that a new video available through its YouTube channel will encourage medical students to consider a career in medical genetics.

The video includes interviews with medical genetics trainees and day-in-the-life footage of patient care and other medical genetics activities. ACMG is also distributing it to medical schools and medical genetics training programs around the country.

Genetics and genomics "are changing how we practice medicine and will increasingly guide day-to-day healthcare decisions," says Bruce Korf, president of the ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine, in an ACMG press release.

He adds that the video is intended to inform medical students about the different career paths they can choose: "from a clinical genetics residency to combined residency programs of genetics together with internal medicine, pediatrics, OB-GYN, or maternal fetal medicine."

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