Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach


The initial version of Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach was the result of a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Dr. Joseph Henderson and Dartmouth Medical School in 1999. The first version of this program was developed and distributed on CD-ROM in 2002. Once IML closed its doors, World 2 Systems updated this program to work Online (with Flash) with funding from the American Medical Association, the CDC and Aetna in 2011.

The program remained in use at Aetna as the “Gold Standard” for Online Genetics in Medical Practice through 2015. For the next few years, a number of medical schools would continue to use the program as a training and education tool. Due to Adobe Flash being discontinued as an online tool, this program was retired from use in 2018.


Expert clinician Edward McCabe, MD, PhD, guides you through a Virtual Mini-Fellowship designed to help the generalist clinician learn about this increasingly important and complex topic. In an immersive graphical environment, you can travel the halls of a “Virtual Clinic” to interact with realistic (and challenging) simulated patients, attend case discussions, view genetic counselors working with the patients you see, and hear the experiences of actual patients. You can also attend lectures and access other key web resources.

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education to physicians.

The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

“The Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach training program has been the gold standard of interactive multimedia programs for nearly a decade. I found this mini-fellowship to be easy to use, efficient and highly informative. I recommend it to all primary care physicians (like me) who are making their way in the rapidly emerging genomic era of medicine.”

Tracy L. Trotter, MD, FAAP
Senior Partner, San Ramon Valley Primary Care

Here is what some of our users are saying…

“Interactive, good realistic presentations, real patients and real MDs.”

“I really enjoyed the office visits; the patients seemed real, and I liked their frank discussions about their concerns. I also liked the question/answer sessions; this provided a useful opportunity to think a little bit more about the issues involved with genetic testing in general and with the specific diseases/conditions presented. It was much more engaging and fun than I was expecting.”

“Packed in both the science and art of medicine teaching in a very effective program.”


Genetics in Clinical Practice: A Team Approach update was funded through the Division of Laboratory Science and Standards, National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases (NCPDCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.