Boston Children’s Hospital is an internationally recognized 300 bed pediatric hospital with a full range of medical and surgical specialties as well as a major research program. Training in medical genetics is provided through the Division of Genetics in the Department of Medicine. The division occupies 11,684 square feet of research space in the Enders Research Building, with clinical offices on the tenth floor of the Fegan Ambulatory Building. The Clinical Genetics Program provides services in genetic diagnosis of both postnatal and fetal patients, genetic counseling, and diagnosis and management of inborn errors of metabolism. The major emphasis of the program is on pediatric genetics, although residents participate in the care of families through all stages of life, including evaluation of the fetal patient through the Advanced Fetal Care Center, and genetic counseling and care of adults with genetic diseases. The Metabolism program in particular cares for a large number of adults with inborn errors of metabolism due to the fact that many children identified by newborn screening are now of adult age and the expertise needed for management of these rare conditions is not widely available.

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