Given the rapid and numerous developments in the field of genetics, there is a growing demand for genetic counselors in nearly every area of medicine, as well as a need for students that represent all of us. This includes people of color, men, members of the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities, non-science majors, and those looking to make a career change.
In response, My Gene Counsel hosts periodic genetic counseling webinars to introduce prospective students of all backgrounds to important topics in the field of genetic counseling.
In this session, My Gene Counsel was joined by Sara Pirzadeh-Miller, MS, CGC, the Associate Director of the Cancer Genetics Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas. In this role, Sara leads 16 genetic counselors who provide hereditary cancer risk assessments across 10 clinical sites to more than 5,700 patients annually.
In this webinar, we go in-depth with Sara to discuss how she learned of the field of genetic counseling and her path to becoming a genetic counselor; how she got to her current position, what it entails, and the innovations she has brought to the role; and what makes her non-traditional in the field of genetic counseling.
If you have ever considered a career in genetic counseling or wanted to explore interesting topics related to genetics with experts in the field, be sure to watch our September 2021 Genetic Counseling Webinar.
To watch the on-demand recording click here.