SALT LAKE CITY – Even after taking educational courses, clinicians struggle with interpreting genetic testing results, according to a new study presented this week at the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ annual meeting here.
Emily Edelman, associate director of clinical and continuing education at the Jackson Laboratory, and her colleagues have been developing educational programs, including those aimed at clinicians who want to bring genetics into their practices. But, as she noted during her talk, clinicians and other course takers find interpreting certain types of genetic testing results to be challenging.
In a new analysis, they examined how well clinicians fared on quizzes assessing their grasp of certain key cancer genetic testing concepts after they completed one of the Jackson Lab courses. Most of the