MGPN was established in 2018 as a project under the Western States Regional Genetics Network to increase access to genetic services for communities of color by addressing the limited racial and ethnic diversity among medical genetic professionals. Few high school and undergraduate students are aware of career opportunities in these professions. MGPN supports diverse students to explore and enter training programs for genetics professions. MGPN also serves as an organized space where racially and ethnically diverse genetic professionals can connect and have support to become leaders in their professions.
For Students and Trainees
For Practicing Professionals
MGPN Mentoring Program
The MGPN mentoring program benefits both mentees and their mentors. Career mentoring helps mentees to expand their networks, gain new knowledge and insights, and build new skills. Mentors gain leadership experience and personal growth by helping others in the field. Mentorships can last over a period of several months or they may be a one-time flash mentorship on a specific topic.