Today is Genetic Counselor Awareness Day!
Accurate application of genetic testing, the backbone of personalized medicine, depends on the unique skills of genetic counselors as genetic experts and counselors.
Here at Michigan Medicine, genetic counselors help a wide variety of health care teams critically assess testing options and interpret the results. They serve as patient advocates who support patients seeking to understand and adapt to the information uncovered in genetic testing.
Every year on Nov. 4, we celebrate Genetic Counselor Awareness Day, which gives an opportunity to recognize the dedication of the genetic counselors at Michigan Medicine. Click here for more on the program at Michigan Medicine.
To learn more about the profession of genetic counseling and ongoing efforts to recognize their important role in health care, please visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors.