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      Medical Biochemical Genetics
      Certification Description
      Medical Biochemical Genetics encompasses the evaluation, prevention, treatment, and discovery of diseases due to genetic defects in human biochemical processes. This area of genetics is recognized as a subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Residency training programs in this subspecialty, accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), are one year in duration and available only to licensed physicians who are board certified by the ABMG as clinical geneticists. This subspecialty is also available as a two-year training program for licensed physicians certified by other appropriate ABMS member boards. Training in medical biochemical genetics focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with metabolic disorders. Training does not include those skills and knowledge necessary to direct a clinical laboratory. A medical biochemical geneticist deals with the evaluation and treatment of patients with biochemical genetic disorders, defined as inborn errors of metabolism at any age of onset.
      Certifying Organization
      American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
      http://www.abmgg.org/
      Certification Details
      • More than two years of education or training after high school required?    Yes
      • More than two years of work experience required?    No
      • Oral or Written Exam Required?    Yes
      • Renewal Required?    Every 10 Year(s)
      • Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?    Yes
      • Renew through Re-Examination?    Yes
      • Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?    No
      • Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?    No
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