PAs Can Apply for NIH-ACMG Genomic Medicine Program Management Fellowship
Nguyen Park First PA Fellow for 2021-2023
October 18, 2021
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), in partnership with the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), seeks qualified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and genetic counselors interested in acquiring credentials and experience to lead genomic medicine research and implementation programs at the NIH, major medical centers and other organizations. The application deadline is December 1, 2021.
The NIH-ACMG Genomic Medicine Program Management Fellowship was established in 2017 as a partnership among ACMG and four components of NIH – the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), and the All of Us Research Program. This fellowship seeks to increase the pool of health practitioners trained in managing research and implementation programs in genomic medicine. For full details about the program please click here.
Nguyen Park First PA Selected for Fellowship
ACMG selected Nguyen Park, MS, PA-C, as one of the 2021-2023 fellows. Park works in nephrology at NIH and is the first PA to be selected for the fellowship. She also serves as the founder and president of the Society of PAs in Genetics and Genomics and AAPA’s representative to the NIH/NHGRI’s Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics.
The application portal is now open for the 2022-2024 fellowship period. Applicants must be U.S. citizens licensed to practice as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or genetic counselors in the U.S., having completed an applicable advanced degree (MD, DO, PA, NP, or genetic counseling MS or PhD), with a strong interest in establishing and managing genomic medicine programs. Post-graduate residency training is preferred but not required. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience.