Program: Genetic Counselling
I knew that I wanted to find a profession where I could be constantly learning, but also where I could have a positive impact on those around me. I have always been fascinated by genetics and interested in why things happen in our lives and health. Genetic counselling allows me to combine these values in a rewarding and engaging way.
It may not be a single moment, but the first patient case that I saw through from start to finish will always stick with me; It was a huge milestone for me and immensely satisfying.
The program can be challenging and overwhelming at times. It is important to set up a support system, and not to be afraid to reach out to others when needed. I found my classmates to be an invaluable source of support and encouragement over the last two years.
I am starting as a genetic counsellor with the Provincial Medical Genetics Program at BC Women’s Hospital. I am excited to be transitioning from a student to a professional genetic counsellor.