NSGC: The Leading Voice for Genetic Counselors
The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications. Local and national continuing education opportunities and the discussion of all issues relevant to human genetics and the genetic counseling profession are an integral part of belonging to the NSGC.
This new and important member of the genetics team was introduced in 1971 when the first class of master's degree genetic counselors graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. With this profession's unique knowledge and skills in counseling and human genetics, genetic counseling professionals rapidly became an integral member of the clinical genetics team.
Growth and development within the profession and the recognition of a unique identity provided the impetus for the formation of a responsive professional society. To that end, the National Society of Genetic Counselors was incorporated in 1979.
Find members of NSGC through the Find A Genetic Counselor search. Genetic counselors work in university medical centers, community clinics, public health departments, diagnostic laboratories, and many other health, education, and related agencies.