Genetic Counseling Resources

Genetic Counseling Resources for Prospective Students

Just getting started on your genetic counseling journey? See the National Society of Genetic Counselors' informational page and infographic.

The NSGC Master Counselor Series includes recordings of simulated genetic counseling sessions and a guide for prospective students. Another simulated session can be found HERE.  

See what US News, Explore Health Careers, CareerCast, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics have to say about Genetic Counselors and the future of the profession.

Blogs & Blog Posts

Maps and Genes: A blog by a team of prospective and current students about genetic counseling related events, current issues, and application advice.

DNA Exchange: Posts by genetic counselors and trainees about genetics-related professional and personal issues that they face.

My Gene Counsel - Genetic Counseling Toolkit for Students: This blog post contains a list of resources and opportunities for those considering a career in genetic counseling. This blog also features profiles of genetic counselors in different specialties and roles.


NSGC's podcast: The National Society of Genetic Counselors has developed a podcast that addresses professional issues, including self-care and transitioning into the workforce.

In Those Genes: This podcast uses genetics to decode the histories and futures of African descendents.

Grey Genetics - Patient Stories: This podcast focuses on the experience of patients who have been impacted by genetics.

Grey Genetics - Genotypecast: This podcast, from the same team as above, considers current issues in genetics with the help of genetic counselors and geneticists.

GC Chat podcast: Two Australian genetic counselors use a case-based approach to delve into psychosocial issues in genetic counseling.

DNA Today: Prospective students may be especially interested in episode #97 Genetic Counseling Grad School Interviews, Ranking, Matching and episode #87 Genetic Counseling Grad School Apps.

The Beagle Has Landed: Check out the episode featuring one of our program directors, MaryAnn Campion.


Minority Genetic Professional Network is an organization designed to provide mentorship to students and professionals in the field of clinical genetics at all stages, including prospective students for genetic counseling programs, with the aim of diversifying the field.


The Journal of Genetic Counseling showcases research in the genetic counseling space. Though many of the articles in JOGC are behind a paywall and only accessible if you are a member of NSGC and/or your institution has access, some of the articles are free to the public. 


Khan Academy Loans are educational videos that focus on financial literacy and loans for higher education.

The Federal Student Aid website includes tools for understanding options available to graduate students including a loan repayment simulator and descriptions of federal loans.

Explore Health Careers Funding Opportunities is a search engine that will let you search for a variety of scholarships and grants that fit your personal needs and qualifications.

Stanford's Financial Aid office has information on loan options, including a search and comparison tool for private loans.

Professional Organizations