The Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC-PEG) is a collaborative group aimed at improving healthcare provider genomics education. Currently, ISSC-PEG has over 180 members, which includes societies, institutes, individuals and industry members. The committee is supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
The Scholars Program provides exposure to broader genomics community and experts in the field, with opportunities to work on a genetics/genomics-related education projects under the mentorship of an ISCC-PEG member. The appointment is for two years. Each scholar will have their travel funded for the annual ISCC-PEG in-person meeting (typically January or February) for a presentation on their project progress.
- Students or trainees must be enrolled in a college, a higher degree program or a training program for at least the first year as a scholar.
- Show interest in genetics and medical education. However, expertise or training program focus is not required.
- Be able to commit to the full two-year term.
- Be willing to work on a genetics education project with an assigned mentor.
- Participate in monthly conference calls and attend/present at the annual in-person meetings.
- Submit a letter of support from the supervisor or program director.
- Eligible to work in the United States. NHGRI will not sponsor visas or international travel.
Program Flyer (PDF)
To apply, fill out the online application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5Y3BBXH
Questions? Contact ISCCPEGScholars@nih.gov
Applications are due on September 1, 2020. Selected candidates will be notified by mid-October, 2020.