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Shadowing Opportunities for Students


Connecting with a Counselor: Journey into the Field of Genetic Counseling 

Connecting with a genetic counselor is a great way to obtain hands-on learning regarding a career in genetic counseling, and is targeted towards undergraduate students or graduates interested in entering the field.  

While the Connecting with a Counselor through the University of Minnesota program is currently undergoing review and revision, we'd like to encourage those who would like to learn more about the genetic counseling profession and shadowing opportunities to continue to seek these out with current resources through the National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) or Mayo Clinic's Informational Interview and Shadowship program.

Please visit to find a genetic counselor near you to connect with and inquire about shadowing opportunities. *Local shadowing opportunities within the state are currently being updated and will be posted in June/July of 2024. 

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Applying for a MN Genetic Counselor License

We are very pleased to announce that the MN Board of Medical Practice is accepting applications for genetic counselor licensure

The MN Board of Medical Practice issues and renews licenses for genetic counselors.  For convenience, we have links below to the initial application and required forms.  Please contact the MN Board of Medical Practice directly with any questions, concerns or needs.

  • The license renewal cycle for licensees is on an annual cycle where renewal with the MN Board of Medical Practice is due on the last day of the licensee's month of birth.

  • Your online renewal is available through the MN Board of Medical Practice 2 months before your current license expiration date.

  • If you have not previously registered with the MN Board of Medical Practice, you will receive a renewal notice letter from the MN Board of Medical Practice with a security code.

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