|ACGC Announces Change in New Program Accreditation Process |
On January 2, 2018, the ACGC implemented the transition to a new policy on Candidacy in an effort to streamline the new program review process. For complete information on the Application for Candidacy and New Program review process, please click here.
1/2/2018 5:15 PM|
|New Program Application-Boise State University|
The ACGC has received a new program application from Boise State University on 12/14/2017.
12/15/2017 1:20 PM|
|ACGC Standards Survey|
The Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) is seeking your input in updating the Standards for Accreditation as established and adopted by ACGC. These Standards are used by ACGC to accredit master's degree-granting programs in the United States and Canada that prepare individuals to enter the genetic counseling profession.
By participating in the survey, you will have the opportunity to evaluate each of the training Standards. All of the responses will be reviewed by the ACGC Standards Committee and a detailed summary of the survey results will be provided to the ACGC Board of Directors. The ACGC Board of Directors will use this information in their efforts to ensure that the Standards are effective and relevant in training genetic counselors to enter a rapidly evolving profession.
The time to complete this survey is variable based on the number of Standards you wish to comment on, but may take 30-60 minutes. It can be completed in multiple sittings when using the same computer or smart device. The process may be expedited if you review the Standards in full before proceeding with the survey.
The survey will be open until February 28, 2018.
If you know of other stakeholders (e.g. employers, patients/advocates, etc.) who may be willing to provide input on the training of future genetic counselors, please forward this email invitation to them so they can participate in the survey.
Please click here now to take the survey ==> https://survey.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6PVoAGdvyLwQNKJ
If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact the ACGC Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your time and assistance with this important endeavor.
ACGC Standards Committee:
MaryAnn Campion, Chair
Dawn Allain, Board Liaison
12/15/2017 12:57 PM|
|ACGC Announces Change in New Program Application Process|
Effective January 2, 2018, ACGC will implement a new application process for programs seeking Accredited New Program status. The process will begin with an Application for Candidacy, which will replace the current Letter of Intent. If a developing program receives Candidacy status, they will then be invited to submit an Accreditation Application for New Programs. There will be a $500 fee to submit an Application for Candidacy and a $4500 fee to submit an Accreditation Application for New Programs.
ACGC has instituted a moratorium on Letters of Intent from December 1, 2017 through January 2, 2018. Further information about this new application process, including the Application for Candidacy form and the Accreditation Application for New Programs form, will be available on the website in late December 2017.
12/1/2017 11:27 AM|
|2018 Accreditation Decision|
The University of Toronto program was granted full accreditation through 2026.
11/30/2017 4:53 PM|
|New Program Application-University of Arizona|
The ACGC has received a new program application from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ on 10/25/2017.
10/26/2017 11:04 AM|
|New Program Application-MGH Institute of Health Professions|
The ACGC has received a new program application from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA on 10/16/2017.
10/26/2017 11:02 AM|
|ACGC Annual Accreditation Report|
Click here to read the ACGC's Annual Accreditation Report.
9/12/2017 5:08 PM|
|ACGC Clinical Training Bulletin|
Click here to read the ACGC Clinical Training Bulletin. ACGC recognizes that the genetic counseling profession is in an era of unprecedented growth. As existing genetic counseling training programs increase the number of students that they are training, and as new programs are developed, the need for clinical training opportunities is growing. All genetic counseling organizations play a role in supporting the growth in our field, and the Clinical Training Bulletin addresses ACGC's role.
9/12/2017 2:55 PM|
|New Letter of Intent 9/8/17|
The ACGC has accepted a letter of intent from Boise State University on 9/8/2017.
9/8/2017 4:58 PM|
|New Program Application-Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy|
ACGC has accepted a new program application from the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy in Claremont, CA, on 7/13/2017.
7/26/2017 12:49 PM|
|New Program Application-Baylor College of Medicine|
ACGC has received a new program application from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas on 7/24/2017.
7/26/2017 12:47 PM|
|New Letter of Intent 6/14/2017|
ACGC has accepted a letter of intent from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas on 6/14/2017.
6/14/2017 3:05 PM|
|New Letter of Intent 4/20/17|
ACGC has accepted a letter of intent from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA on 4/20/2017.
4/21/2017 1:57 PM|
|New Letter of Intent 4/12/17|
ACGC has accepted a letter of intent from the Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy in Claremont, CA, on 4/12/2017.
4/12/2017 9:24 AM|
|Welcome New Board Member!|
The Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling (ACGC) is pleased to announce the election of Lori Williamson Dean as our new board member. She will begin her term on July 1, 2017. Her term will be for three years.
Ms. Dean is the director of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. She received her MS in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling from the University of Michigan.
Please join us as we welcome Lori to the Board of Directors!
3/30/2017 8:29 AM|
|2017 Accreditation Decisions|
The following programs were granted full accreditation through 2025: California State University-Stanislaus, Sarah Lawrence College, Stanford University and University of British Columbia.
3/29/2017 11:34 AM|
|2017 Letters of Intent|
ACGC has accepted a letter of intent from Columbia University on 1/30/2017 and from
University of Arizona on 2/2/2017.
2/9/2017 2:24 PM|
|Accredited New Programs January 2017|
The following programs have been granted Accredited, New Program status by ACGC: Thomas Jefferson University and University of Manitoba. Click here for a full listing of ACGC-accredited programs.
1/27/2017 10:39 AM|
|Accredited New Programs|
The following programs have been granted Accredited, New Program status by ACGC: Rutgers University, University of South Florida and Bay Path University.
11/15/2016 4:21 PM|
|ACGC 2016 Annual Business Meeting Slides|
Attached are the Annual Business Meeting Slides from the NSGC AEC 2016.
11/7/2016 3:50 PM|
|Letter of Intent from Univ. of Manitoba|
The University of Manitoba submitted a Letter of Intent to ACGC on June 23, 2016, which was approved by the Board of Directors.
10/11/2016 10:47 AM|
|ACGC Announces 2017 New Board Members|
The Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling (ACGC) is pleased to announce the election of three new board members: Dawn Allain, Heather Creswick and Ian MacFarlane
The new board members will begin their term on January 1, 2017. Their term will be for three years and six months, as we work to transition the board terms to align more with an academic year (i.e., July 1st - June 30th).
Ms. Allain has been a genetic counselor for 23 years and is the director of the Ohio State University Genetic Counseling Graduate Program. She received her MS in Genetic Counseling from Northwestern University. Ms. Creswick is a genetic counselor and has been on the clinical faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University Genetic Counseling Training Program for 11 years. She earned her MS in Human Genetics at Sarah Lawrence College. Dr. MacFarlane is an assistant professor of psychology at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota.
Please join us as we welcome Dawn, Heather and Ian to the Board of Directors! 2016 ACGC Nominating Committee
Sarah Noblin, Chair
Janet Williams, Board Liaison
9/22/2016 2:59 PM|
|Thank you ACGC Board members!|
ACGC would like to publicly recognize and thank three board members whose terms will be ending on 12/31/2016. Thank you to Nancy Callanan, Patricia McCarthy Veach and Sarah Noblin for their enthusiasm, leadership, and commitment to the advancement of the mission of ACGC. Nancy Callanan served on the board from 2014-2016 and was Treasurer in 2016. Pat McCarthy Veach served as a director from 2014-2016. Sarah Noblin was on the board from 2012-2016 and served as Review Committee Chair in 2013, President in 2015, and Immediate Past President in 2016.
In addition, we would like to acknowledge current board member, Amanda Bergner, who has agreed to serve a second term, beginning January 1, 2017.
9/22/2016 2:31 PM|
|2016 Accreditation Decisions|
The following programs were granted full accreditation through 2024: Arcadia University, Brandeis University, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute and University of Maryland.
5/16/2016 1:45 PM|
|ACGC Announces New Board Members|
ACGC is pleased to announce the election of two new board members: Heather Stalker, MSc, CGC and Janet Williams, MS, CGC.
Heather is an Assistant in Pediatrics/Senior Genetic Counselor in the Department of Pediatric Genetics at the University of Florida. She received her MSc in Genetic Counselling from McGill University. Janet is the Director of Research Genetic Counselors at the Geisinger Genomic Medicine Institute. She earned her MS in Medical Genetics at the University of Wisconsin.
Their three-year terms will begin January 1, 2016.
8/28/2015 10:53 AM|
|2015 Accreditation Decisions|
The following programs were granted full accreditation in March 2015: University of Arkansas, Emory University, Northwestern University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
4/20/2015 9:51 AM|
|ACGC 2014 Annual Business Meeting Slides|
Click on the attachment below for the ACGC 2014 Annual Business Meeting Slides from the NSCG Annual Education Conference.
10/1/2014 8:41 AM|
|ACGC is now a proud member of ASPA|
The Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) is now a proud member of ASPA – the Association for Specialized and Professional Accreditors.
ASPA provides a collaborative forum and a collective voice for the community of organizations in the United States that assess the quality of specialized and professional higher education programs and schools. ASPA represents its members on issues of educational quality facing institutions of higher education, governments, students, and the public. ASPA advances the knowledge, skills, good practices, and ethical commitments of accreditors, and communicates the value of accreditation as a means of enhancing educational quality.
Specialized and Professional Accrediting organizations in the United States operate to ensure that students in educational programs receive an education consistent with standards for entry to practice or advanced practice in each of their respective fields or disciplines. With approximately 60 member agencies, ASPA is the only unified, national voice that supports the importance of specialized and professional accreditation.
6/24/2013 9:22 AM|
|ACGC established as the accreditation body separate from ABGC|
ACGC is a successor organization to the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC). As genetic counseling continues to grow as a profession, its accrediting and credentialing bodies need to evolve. In the fall of 2011, ABGC announced the spinoff of its accreditation activities and formation of a separate accrediting body. As of January 1, 2013 ACGC will officially be a separate organization from ABGC. ABGC will continue to certify individuals who meet qualifications and successfully pass the examination. ACGC will accredit training programs.
12/12/2012 9:09 AM|