Genomics Continuing Education

Fundamentals of Genomics Course

Logan Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

The Fundamentals of Genomics Course fulfills 52 CNE, including 2.5 pharmacology, credits.

Fundamentals of Genomics is an entry level course that introduces the essentials of genetics/genomics. Presented content is considered foundational for understanding and incorporating clinical genetics/genomics into practice. Course content includes the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach to care and a thorough understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of genetics. Fellows will be introduced to laboratory testing techniques and the identification of patterns of inheritance (familial clustering). An emphasis is placed on learning the importance of evaluating for and documenting clinical (phenotypical) findings, pedigree creation, screening methods, laboratory interpretation, precision medicine application, and pharmacogenomics as it applies to clinical practice. Fellows will participate asynchronously by literature and video review. Assignments will focus on clinical application and translation of research into practice. Synchronous participation will occur weekly to review didactic content from the preceding week. Synchronous and asynchronous participation is a course expectation. All Fellows must complete this course before starting the clinical practicum support and the Distinguished Genomics Lecturer series. 

Who is eligible to apply: External and internal applicants are welcome to register. BSN prepared nurses who are currently working in or plan on starting a role in genetics. NP/PA who are interested in learning more about genetics but who are not interested in applying for the full fellowship program and NP/PA who are applying for the fellowship program.

Genomics Fellowship Program

The Logan Health NP/PA Genomics Fellowship program is intended to prepare advanced practice clinicians to become genomics clinical experts and genomics leaders in primary care and specialty practice.  The program is meant to increase genetic/genomics evidence-based knowledge and integration of genetics/genomics services into all areas of healthcare practice, as well as improve community health outcomes and decrease genetics services disparities within the community. The aim of this program is to develop clinic-based genomics experts that are capable of integrating genetics/genomics services into practice. Knowledge obtained from this program will result in organization wide high-risk screening, detection of genetic conditions, and appropriate surveillance offered in every practice setting. The ultimate goal is to improve community health outcomes, incorporate precision medicine into practice, and improve genomics access within the community by training NP/PA to provide point of care genetic screening and testing.

Genomics Fellowship candidates are certified nurse practitioners or physician assistants who are currently employed in any specialty or primary care practice at Logan Health.  Fellowship cohorts will commence training the first Monday of each January.

Selected fellows will complete 13 weeks of the Fundamentals of Genomics course (52 CNE including 2.5 pharmacology credits) followed by 13 additional weeks of Clinical Practice Support and attendance at the Distinguished Genomics Lecturer presentations. Reference the Fellowship-Fundamentals Syllabus. The selected fellows will provide genetics/genomic care to a select patient population; attend didactic Logan Health sponsored work groups and lectures as assigned; receive genomics advanced practice mentorship; engage in an online discussion board with other fellows and mentors and; participate in on-line independent study.

Application Process

Applications open September 1, 2022 and close November 30, 2022.

 

An application form, CV, brief letter explaining why you would like to participate, what you hope to learn, and how you will apply the information that you learn to your clinic practice is required. Your clinic manager’s commitment of support is also required. Applications will be accepted and reviewed September 1 though November 30. Candidates will be notified by December 15 of each calendar year. All applications will be reviewed and considered by a committee that consists of Genetic Counselor(s), Logan Health Director of Genetics Development, and the Logan Health Physician Executive of the Cancer Service Line. 

The Fellowship committee will review applications and will notify candidates by email on or before November 1. Participants will have access to the course on the first Monday of January after payment is received.

 

Fundamentals & Fellowship Syllabus

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Genomics Fellowship Program's Faculty


Director of the Logan Health Genomics Fellowship Program 
Carrie Ann Thompson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, OCN, ACGN

Carrie Ann Thompson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, OCN, ACGN

Genetics
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Physican Executive of the Logan Health Genomics Fellowship Program
Melissa Kaptanian, MD, FACS

Melissa Kaptanian, MD, FACS

Surgery, Breast
Logan Health Breast Center
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Logan Health Genetic Counselor
Tiana Pallister, MS

Tiana Pallister, MS

Genetics
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Logan Health Genetic Counselor
Katie Seraji, MS

Katie Seraji, MS

Genetics
Logan Health Genetics
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