A Primer on Genomic and Personalized Medicine: How Will It Affect Your practice?

Article available on Medscape presenting a discussion of personalized medicine, which is a rapidly advancing field of health care that is informed by each person's unique clinical, genetic (DNA-based), genomic (whole genome or its products), and environmental information. The goals of personalized medicine are to take advantage of a molecular understanding of disease to optimize preventive health care strategies and drug therapies while people are still well or at the earliest stages of disease.

Type Article
CME Available No
Cost Free
Date of Resource 2008

Genomic Competencies

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

Physician Assistant

  • Patient Care
    • 4:   Incorporate genetic tests into patient management
    • 5:   Discuss the range of genetic and genomic-based approaches to the treatment of disease.
  • Interpersonal & Communications Skills
    • 1:   When communicating genetic information to patients, consider personal factors that may influence their understanding and response.
    • 2:   Explain the role of genetics professionals in the patient-care plan