Genetics education for primary-care providers

Nat Rev Genet. 2002 Jul;3(7):561-6. doi: 10.1038/nrg845.


In an era of growing knowledge about genetics and health, primary-care physicians will have increasing responsibility for evaluating genetic risk and using genetic tests. Although most have little knowledge of genetics, their expertise in the prudent use of technology is relevant to the task. Successful educational programmes will need to forge partnerships between primary care and genetics.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / genetics*
  • Genetics, Medical / education*
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Physicians, Family / education
  • Primary Health Care