Genetics Workforce Assessments

Did you know that since 2015, NCC has regularly assessed the capacity of the genetics workforce? Highlighted below are our publications from the 2015 and 2019 efforts. We will be conducting another assessment in 2023 and will be seeking input from clinical geneticists, laboratory geneticists, metabolic dietitians, genetic nursers, and physician assistant’s in genetics.

2015 Assessment

In response to a request from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the funder of NCC, NCC distributed a survey in 2015 to all genetics providers (geneticists, genetic counselors, metabolic dietitians, genetic nurses, and other genetics providers) to understand what the barriers to access were from the perspective of providers. Results from this survey were published in Current conditions in medical genetics practice by Maiese et. al in Genetics in Medicine.

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2019 Assessment

In response to a request from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the funder of NCC, and legislation from Congress seeking to assess the genetics workforce, NCC distributed a survey in 2019 to geneticists to understand the workload of the geneticist workforce. Results collected from the clinical geneticists who responded to the survey were published in The 2019 US medical genetics workforce: a focus on clinical genetics by Jenkins et. al in Genetics in Medicine.

Highlights from the Article

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