The National Society of Genetic Counselors has compiled a series of short videos to help familiarize prospective students and the general public with the profession of genetic counseling. The Master Genetic Counselor (MGS) series contains three simulated genetic counseling sessions. One of these three videos presents a scenario where a father receives genetic counseling about a heart condition that he has recently learned he shares with his young daughter. In another video, a couple has a session to discuss prenatal testing results. Finally, a third video depicts a woman who is pursuing BRCA genetic testing. Each video is approximately 30 minutes in length, which is, as the center emphasizes, shorter than a typical counseling session. Nevertheless, viewers will receive an overview of what genetic counseling entails. While these videos are aimed at those considering genetic counseling as a career, they may also be of interest to individuals who would like to learn about the experience of receiving genetic counseling. For those interested in learning more about the profession, this site also features a Resources for Prospective Genetic Counseling Student guide.
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