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

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