The practice of clinical genetics: A survey of practitioners

Beth A. Pletcher, Ethan A.B. Jewett, William L. Cull, Sarah E. Brotherton, H. Eugene Hoyme, Richard J.D. Pan, Holly J. Mulvey

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Purpose: A survey of clinical geneticists was undertaken to learn more about current practice. Methods: An attempt was made to survey all geneticists practicing in the United States to elicit information on a variety of issues. Results: A total of 69% of geneticists responded. Most practice at a medical school, most receive a portion of their income from salary, and many receive personal financial support from research grants. Conclusion: The specialty of medical genetics is primarily housed in tertiary care settings. Although a substantial amount of time is required to see patients, reimbursement for these services does not cover the costs to maintain such practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-149
Number of pages8
JournalGenetics in Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics(clinical)


  • Clinicians
  • Geneticists
  • Health care
  • Survey
  • Workforce

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    Pletcher, B. A., Jewett, E. A. B., Cull, W. L., Brotherton, S. E., Hoyme, H. E., Pan, R. J. D., & Mulvey, H. J. (2002). The practice of clinical genetics: A survey of practitioners. Genetics in Medicine, 4(3), 142-149.