Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)

 OMIM is a comprehensive, searchable compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes that is freely available and updated daily. 

Website presents a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources.



Type Website
CME Available No
Topic
Cost Free
Note Website database; Continuously updated; reference material
Date of Resource 2019

Genomic Competencies

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

Physician Assistant

  • Explore the role of genetic factors in disease, including the common inherited conditions.

Nurse

  • Professional Responsibilities
    • PR-3:   Examine competency of practice
      • PR3-K1:   Scope of nursing practice in relation to genetics/genomics
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.
      • PR3-K2:   Role of specialist genetic/genomic services
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.
      • PR3-K3:   Interprofessional resources
        • PR3-4:   Take action to meet identified knowledge and skills deficits related to genetics and genomics.

Physician

  • Patient Treatment Based on Genomic Results
    • P-PM3B:   Knowledge for Practice
      • 3B1:   Appreciate the importance of genetic diversity of humans and the abundance of genetic variants in each individual genome
      • 3B2:   Identify single-gene disorders that may be amenable to targeted pharmacological therapy
      • 3B3:   Recognize that genomic test results may guide choice of therapy for multifactorial disorders
      • 3B4:   Recognize that there is variability in the phenotypic expression of genetic variants and in response to therapy
      • 3B5:   Recognize that the effects of some medications are strongly influenced by inherited or somatically acquired genetic variation
    • P-PM3D:   Interpersonal and Communication Skills
      • 3D1:   Discuss benefits, risks, and alternatives of various preventive and therapeutic approaches driven by genomic findings
      • 3D2:   Communicate clearly with other medical professionals involved in the care of the patient about the therapeutic implications of the genetic information garnered about the patient 3D3. Discuss pharmacogenomics implications for future health
      • 3D3:   Discuss pharmacogenomics implications for future health
    • P-PM3E:   Professionalism
      • 3E1:   Respect and guard privacy of the patient and the family members

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 1:   Demonstrate and utilize a depth and breadth of understanding and knowledge of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.
      • 1a:   Demonstrate knowledge of principles of human, medical, and public health genetics and genomics and their related sciences.