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Welcome to the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Genetic Counseling Program! We are thrilled to have you visit us. At UCSF, we endeavor to train genetic counselors that are able to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving field of contemporary genetic medicine and successfully practice in a wide variety of settings.

UCSF is one of the nation’s premier academic medical centers and is dedicated to the scholarship and the success of all learners. This standard of excellence has infused all aspects of our Genetic Counseling Program (GC Program). As a strong partner in San Francisco area genetic counseling programs since the 1970s, we bring decades of experience training genetic counselors to all facets of our program, from veteran educators, to knowledgeable research mentors and skilled clinical training supervisors. 

Our vision is to produce graduates that excel in their field while advancing the practice of genetic counseling. Our mission is to create a nurturing and collaborative educational environment that fosters successful, independent learners through:

  • A rigorous, comprehensive curriculum reflective of contemporary genetics and genomics practice
  • Clinical experiences dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in patient care
  • Innovative research opportunities that support the development of clinical scholars
  • A commitment to the responsible and ethical application of genomic medicine in order to better the health of all members of our community

This is an exciting time to pursue a career in genetic counseling. We’d love to have you join us.

Interested in becoming a genetic counselor?

Visit the News & Events page to view the schedule of informational sessions for prospective applicants.


The UCSF Genetic Counseling Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) — 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102. Phone: 703.506.7667