Divisions: GeneticsThe genetics elective is a comprehensive rotation in the Genetics Division available to all third year residents. During this rotation, residents participate in genetics clinics at Mercy Children's Hospital as well as all outreach clinics held during the rotation. Residents also participate in laboratory sessions in the Cytogenetics Laboratory and the DNA/Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at UT.
Outreach locations are St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, Ohio; Defiance County Health Department in Defiance, Ohio; Seneca County Health Department in Tiffin, Ohio; Wood County Health Department in Bowling Green, Ohio; Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio; Northwest Ohio Developmental Center in Toledo, Ohio, and the Familial Cancer Clinic and the UMC Cancer Institute on the Health Science campus of the University of Toledo (UT).
Inaddition to required readings, residents research and write five case studies utilizing
computer database diagnostic software and related
websites. To determine rotation effectiveness and individual competency, residents
take a rotation pre- and post test as well as a general
genetics knowledge exam at the end of the rotation.
Joe Hoo, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Director, NW Ohio Regional Genetics Center