International Focus

Genetic risks and conditions are not confined to the US and Canada, and clearly every population has need of genetic services. Being in a School of Public Health is an advantage as the global needs of populations are frequent topics for discussion, and our school and department faculty have well established collaborations throughout the world.

The Pitt Genetic Counseling Program is active in working with local and international partners to provide students with opportunities for international work in genetic counseling and public health. Students in the program have multiple opportunities to gain international experience including:

  • Graduate School of Public Health Global Health Certificate 
  • Programs through The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Global Health
  • Global Health Equity Lecture Series
  • Global Health Journal Club
  • Clinical rotations abroad are available and are coordinated on an individual basis