Provides point of care tools for the practicing primary care providers including family history resources; basic genetic principles; educational resources; evidence based summaries; and news and events.

Type Website
CME Available No
Cost Free

Date of Resource 2017

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.


  • Family History
    • P-FH1A:   Patient Care
      • 1A1:   Conduct patient interview to assemble family history
      • 1A2:   Use standard pedigree symbols in assembling family history
      • 1A4:   Use empirical risk figures to provide appropriate information for complex (multifactorial) medical conditions.
      • 1A5:   Recognize that traits may cluster in families due to multifactorial rather than Mendelian patterns of inheritance
    • P-FH1D:   Interpersonal and Communication Skills
      • 1D1:   Explain and document findings from family history to patient, including implications for other family members
    • P-FH1E:   Professionalism
      • 1E1:   Respect privacy of patient and family members in assembling and documenting family history
      • 1E2:   Explain to patient relevant social and legal risks related to family history as well as relevant legal protections
      • 1E3:   Recognize the potential of family history information to reveal unexpected family relationships such as consanguinity or misattributed paternity
    • P-FH1G:   Interprofessional Collaboration
      • 1G1:   Make appropriate referrals for specialty evaluation based on results of family history
    • P-FH1H:   Personal and Professional Development
      • 1H1:   Identify sources of information on genetic disorders, such as OMIM (online Mendelian Inheritance in Man) and GeneReviews
      • 1H2:   Maintain continuing medical education on matters of medical genetics
  • Genomic Testing
    • P-GT2A:   Patient Care
      • 2A1:   Discuss the indications for genomic testing - specifically the benefits, risks, and alternatives
      • 2A2:   Explain the implications of placing genomic test results in the patient’s medical record
      • 2A4:   Discuss risks of having genomic testing done: e.g., psychological implications for the individual as well as the family; the potential for discrimination; and the potential effect on insurance coverage.
      • 2A6:   Order, interpret, and communicate the results of appropriate genomic tests, within the physician’s scope of practice
      • 2A7:   Provide referral to an appropriate specialist for genomic testing of a condition outside the physician’s scope of practice
      • 2A8:   Respond to the results of an abnormal genetic screening test, such as newborn screening, including immediate management and appropriate referral
    • P-GT2B:   Knowledge for Practice
      • 2B5:   Recognize that medically ’non-actionable’ genomic results can be useful to the patient and family (i.e., personal utility)
    • P-GT2D:   Interpersonal and Communication Skills
      • 2D2:   Explain and document findings from genomic testing to patient, including implications for other family members
      • 2D3:   Facilitate access to resources to enhance patient learning about the results of genomic testing
    • P-GT2E:   Professionalism
      • 2E2:   Be aware of and responsive to patients’ concerns about genetic discrimination
      • 2E3:   Respect patient’s privacy and need to maintain confidentiality of genomic information
    • P-GT2G:   Interprofessional Collaboration
      • 2G1:   Initiate responsible referrals to specialists or other health professionals
    • P-GT2H:   Personal and Professional Development
      • 2H1:   Engage in continuing education regarding advances in genomic medicine and changing indications for and interpretation of genomic testing